Bonnie Cloukey is a licensed clinical social worker practicing in the State of Maine. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Welfare at the University of Southern Maine and her Masters in Social Work from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine.
Bonnie has over twenty-five years of social work experience in a variety of clinical settings. Bonnie has provided counseling to individuals/families as they seek support to deal with a life threatening or chronic illness that includes Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. She was employed at Sweetser in Saco, Maine, a school-based behavioral healthcare services program for children and families in their home and school setting. Bonnie provided counseling to adolescents, individuals, and couples in a private practice for six years in Saco, Maine. Bonnie has a strong background in hospice and bereavement working with children and adults in the area of grief and loss in an inpatient acute care setting.
Most recently Bonnie has focused on assisting older adults and their caregivers navigate through our ever-challenging health care system as an experienced guide, advocate, and resource due to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Bonnie has provided counseling to individuals/families as they seek support to deal with a life-threatening illness and chronic disease.
In 2014 Homecare and Hospice Alliance of Maine named Bonnie the Maine Caregiver of the Year, an award usually given to homecare or hospice nurses. Her treatment modalities include cognitive behavioral therapy, strengths-based, narrative therapy, and solution focused therapy. Her philosophy includes looking at the person from a biopsychosocial and spiritual perspective to embody a holistic approach to wellness. Every individual deserves to tell their unique story and in their voice, to be heard and identify their strengths so that they can function at their highest level. The most gratifying work is helping client’s address personal challenges and create positive change in their lives.