Linda Folan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Intake Coordinator with Family Service of Lake County. She received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh in 1994, and obtained a Masters of Social Work from Smith College in 1999. She has over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and couples in community mental health settings. She has been working as a therapist with Family Service for the past six years. As a Therapist, she strives to foster an accepting and non-judgmental space with each client that allows them to trust the therapeutic relationship and process. Her broad professional experience includes outpatient community mental health and crisis intervention (work with chronic mental illness diagnoses and management of mental health crises), in-home counseling with older adults and caregivers (conditions associated with aging/mental health and progressive disorders), therapeutic foster-care (working with families and children with goal of reunification), as well as individual insight-oriented therapy across the lifespan.
Recently, Linda has broadened her professional role by becoming the Intake Coordinator at Family Service. The role of Intake Coordinator encompasses utilization of her clinical skills, a thorough knowledge of the agency’s services, goals and mission, as well as resources and support services throughout the communities that this agency serves. Linda will continue to utilize her clinical skills and expertise through continued counseling and therapeutic work with clients of Family Service. She can be reached through Family Service of Lake County at 847-432-4981. For all new client intake calls to the agency, please call 847-432-4981, x/200 or x/201.