Advanced Counseling Solutions
Advanced Counseling Solutions

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Introduction: Currently, I am seeing clients in my office as well as via the internet with zoom. I do not process insurance claims. My clients use their Health Savings, Flexible Spending Accounts or major credit/debit cards, Venmo, and PayPal to pay for their therapy. I have been specifically trained to counsel couples, children, and families. I am trained in all three of the nationally top ranked relationship therapies: Gottman, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Imago Relationship Therapy as well as some other therapy methods. I have earned a post graduate certificate in play therapy for children as well as many related trainings for children and families. Ilene Bosscher, LMFT-S, LPCC-S, RPT-S understands relationships and marriages –and what can go wrong with them, as well as how to get things back on track and restore the peace and love that defined your marriage years ago. Ilene has been well trained. Her approach to therapy is through the use of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, which is a non judgemental, client focused theory of counseling that is highly praised and very effective in its treatment of clients. Ilene is a mother of five successfully launched children, eight grandchildren, and a wife of 42 years. She understands parenting, the challenges of a busy professional life, and the consequential effects on the marital relationship. Additionally, she has served as the President of the Greater Louisville Medical Society Alliance as well as Kentucky Association for Play Therapy, which are experiences that have left her uniquely equipped to care for marriages of doctors and other executive professionals. With over 20 years experience as a Counseling Pastor, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Ilene Bosscher brings to the table a wealth a experience, knowledge, and expertise that can help you and your spouse restore and revitalize the love that once was. Ilene is also a Certified Havening Techniques Practitioner. Havening Techniques is a relatively new psychosenory technique which can be used for the treatment of traumatic memories, anxiety, phobias, and instilling positive affirmations of self. In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Ilene is also a highly sought-after play therapist and has served on the board and as President of the Kentucky Association for Play Therapy for the past 9 years. Play Therapy is a respected evidence-based means of engaging and helping children who naturally speak better through acting out what is going on inside of them rather than directly communicating as adult would about their emotional difficulties. If your child is struggling with emotional or behavioral difficulties, and having trouble communicating about the cause and/or nature of their struggles, then some form of play therapy may be very helpful. "I enjoy working with couples, individuals, and families who usually come to me bewildered of what is not working with their relationships. And then in a few sessions they not only have identified what is not working for them but now they and understand why it isn't and how to change to have effective and peaceful interactions," Ilene Bosscher.

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Devon S.

Marriage and Relationship Counseling

Very thankful for my time with Ilene. I love her methods and experience that she utilizes. While my spouse and I proceeded with separation I am looking to reschedule time for a one on one session with her.
Aug 24, 2021
Nicole C.

Marriage and Relationship Counseling

I very much appreciate the conversation I had with Illene. She listened to my relationship problems, diagnosed the key issues, and suggested how to begin working on resolving them immediately. Her solution-based therapy method is perfect for me, and I am thankful she takes time to figure out how to work with each couple in an unique way that is best for them. Definitely recommend!
Aug 26, 2020
Brandi H.

Marriage and Relationship Counseling

My partner and I felt welcomed to speak with Ilene. She was open to both perspectives, and knowledgeable of theories. We look forward to meeting with her again.
Jul 22, 2021
Will B.

Marriage and Relationship Counseling

Though my husband and I still have a long way to go in our journey to a healthy marriage; Ilene was such a great start that “lit the fire” to our journey. She listened, provided us with solutions before our next appointment, obviously understood our need for organization (she provided us three steps before our next session), and we could truly see she was genuine (coming from two folks who have had several counselors/psychiatrists throughout the years). Highly recommend Ilene!
Jun 21, 2020
Dawn N.

Marriage and Relationship Counseling

My husband and I both value her perspective and the suggestions. I love that she is trained in many different techniques so that she can use the technique best for each individual couple. We feel very very comfortable with her.
Jul 10, 2020

License Type: Marriage and Family Therapist (KY)

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Ilene Bosscher


  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The first session I introduce myself and give a brief orientation to the counseling process. I have the clients introduce themselves and explain their situation. Then instead of the clients filling out lots of paperwork we together create a clinical diagram of their families and the relationships within them and any relevant issues. I find my clients enjoy this and come away with a deeper understanding of their families, relationships and the context of their lives.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Beyond the Masters degrees that I have earned, I have extensive training in relationship therapies that are based on research of the past 40 years. They are very effective and help people understand themselves within the context of their relationships and families.

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