Welcome to
Family Support Services

Support, Mental Health Consultation and Wrap Around Services 

HOW CAN I HELP YOU

SUPPORT

Your loved one may have a therapist, psychiatrist, and support system, but who is there just for you? You need someone to help you sort through options, run ideas past and provide you with a safe place to vent; someone that understands where you've been, where you are and where you're going.  Bonnie will support you on your road to acceptance of the new normal.

ADVOCACY

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Bonnie accompanies you to discharge planning meetings, post- secondary school meetings, employer conferences and social service appointments  - assuring that your loved ones needs are always addressed

TRANSITION PLANNING

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Creating a plan which may include housing, day programs, residential treatment facilities and post-secondary educational opportunities is stressful.  Bonnie will work with you to find the best fit in all these areas.

RESOURCE REFERRAL

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Finding the right service providers is crucial but can be confusing.  Bonnie will help guide you to the best resources for your family and your budget.

SCENARIOS

High School Advocacy & College Selection

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Your daughter with bipolar disorder has decided to attend college.  Hooray! But what is the best school for her?  How will she get the accommodations she needs?  Bonnie can assist with this selection and ease the transition for both her and you.

Post Hospitalization Options

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Your son has recently been hospitalized and you have been advised that returning home is not the best option.  Family Support Services can help you select a supportive living arrangement that promotes his independence while giving you some peace of mind.

Vocational Advocacy

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Your brother suffers from social anxiety disorder and needs an advocate in the workplace.  With his input, Bonnie can help facilitate needed communication. 

Geriatric Support

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Your mother has recently developed some cognitive impairment.  She's confused and angry. You're frustrated and sad.  You need someone that will understand your situation.  Bonnie can also assist you in finding a geriatric professional that Mom will trust. 

Testimonials

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 We hired Bonnie as our case manager for our family to assist with our 28  year old son who has schizoaffective disorder.  She was a God send who  assisted us and continues to assist us as  we navigate our way in this very confusing mental health system.  She  found housing for our son and has given us hope that appropriate help is  available.  She assists us in very concrete ways and also supports us  as a family in managing the stressors which  are many that go along with providing appropriate support to our loved  one who struggles with mental illness. We feel heard by Bonnie and are  confident she truly understands mental illness, accessing appropriate  support, and understanding what it is families  deal with when loving someone with mental illness.  Thank you Bonnie!   We recommend her highly and feel she is in our corner…always a phone  call or text away.  She is responsive and so very helpful in so many  ways.  


Sharon P. 

Bonnie came to our aid  several months ago & made such a difference in our family’s search  for an appropriate living situation for our son. She was thorough in  explaining all the types of living situations, sending us  recommendations, accompanying us on visits to the sites we felt would be  the best fit, and always checking to see if our needs were being met.  She’s wonderful to work with & helped me to reach a state of calm  that I did not think would be possible!!! She continues to reach out to  be of assistance if needed. Such a great resource!!! 


Gail B. 

Bonnie Lane is a warm,  compassionate, and extremely knowledgeable mental health professional  providing much needed services for patients and their families.  Bringing her extraordinary skills and experience for whatever the  situation calls for, Bonnie always goes that extra mile that makes all  the difference!   I am thrilled to have Bonnie’s Family Support Services as a  necessary adjunct in serving my private practice mental health patients.

 Joan M. Ferdinand, MS, LCPC 

About Bonnie Lane

Experience and Expertise

Bonnie is a graduate from National Louis University with Master's Degrees, with honors, in both Developmental and Counseling Psychology.  She is also a Certified Mediator, and certified in Domestic Violence Counseling.


Ms. Lane  served as the Program Director at Youth Services of Glenview and Northbrook for 6 years. Among her responsibilities was facilitating groups for parents of children suffering with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. She was also the Executive Director of Project Chesed for the JCCs of Chicagoland and served as the Executive Director of Wilmette Youth Connection. Most recently, Bonnie worked for Thresholds Community Mental Health Agency as the Team Leader for all case managers in the Young Adult Program.


For more than two decades, Bonnie has worked privately with families dealing with mental health issues. She has counseled individuals and families as  they successfully navigate the maze of care and resources available for young and older adults.  Helping families in times of crisis is her mission and her passion.  

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