Advanced Counseling Solutions

Louisville, KY

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How does your service stand out?

All counselors can counsel couples, but I have been specifically trained to do that. I am trained in all of the three nationally top ranked relationship therapies: Gottman, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Imago Relationship Therapy. Ilene Bosscher, MA, MDiv, PTC is a marriage and family therapist who 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 trained in all of the top three nationally ranked marital therapies: Gottman, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Imago as well as many others that are lesser known. Ilene is a mother of five grown children, seven grandchildren, and a wife. She understands parenting, the challenges of a busy professional life, and the consequent effects on the marital relationship. She has also served as the President of the Greater Louisville Medical Society Alliance, an experience that has left her uniquely equipped to care for marriages of doctors and other busy professionals. With over 15 years experience as a Counseling Pastor, Marriage and Family Therapist, and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and as a graduate of The Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and MidAmerica Nazarene University, Ilene Bosscher brings to the table a wealth a experience, knowledge, and expertise that can help you and your spouse restore the love that once was. In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Ilene is also a highly sought-after play therapist and serves as President of the Kentucky Association for Play Therapy. Play therapy is a respected evidence-based means of engaging and helping children who have trouble directly communicating about their emotional difficulties. If your child is struggling with emotional or behavioral difficulties, and having trouble communicating the cause and/or nature of their struggle, play therapy may be very helpful.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

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.
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Louisville, KY 40241

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27 Reviews
  • AMY G. Jul 13, 2017
    Marriage and Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
    Ilene made me feel very comfortable from the start. We had a great first session and I look forward to our next session. Thank you!
  • Thumbtack Customer Jul 11, 2017
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  • MA B. Jul 2, 2017
    We went through a very difficult time; Ilene kept our sessions honest and real. She approached difficult subjects with integrity and grace . Not only did we develop to be a stronger couple, we are stronger individuals. I thank God for Ilene. Because of Ilene , I am able to be more truthful with myself, and approach situations differently than I did in the past .
  • Collin O. Jul 1, 2017
    Ilene is an excellent therapist. Very kind, respectful and really willing to help you help yourself.
  • Amy C. Jul 1, 2017
    Advanced Counseling Solutions will always be highly recommended by my husband and me.
  • Stacie S. Jun 30, 2017
    An excellent therapist. Very caring, understanding, knowledgeable and helpful. Excellent responsiveness and scheduling. Very good rates. Highly Recommended!
  • Amy H. Jun 29, 2017
    I feel comfortable during sessions, and so do my family members. We are seeing results after sessions. We are able to be seen at our convenience.
  • Kris F. Jun 29, 2017
    Ilene is the best! She truly cares about her clients. Ilene has helped me discover tools to improve my life and the quality of relationships I have. I have not met anyone more committed to helping people be the best they can be. I am very thankful for her expertise and generous heart!
  • Thumbtack Customer Jun 29, 2017
    Responded quickly to inquiry and subsequent communications.
  • Thumbtack Customer Jun 28, 2017
    Illene was very quick to respond and get my husband and I in for a session. She made us feel safe to discuss our issues and we look forward to working with her more.
  • Fritz C. May 20, 2017
    Marriage and Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
    Great session. Was a bit hesitant on getting therapy but Ilene made us feel very comfortable to allow us to open up.
  • Sam M. Apr 11, 2017
    Marriage and Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
    Great experience
    We received our first counseling session with Ilene and we are very happy with her past education and experience and feel like she will be able to mentor my husband and I through our issues. We are optimistic to go back and receive her guidance.
  • Grace A. Jan 31, 2017
    Marriage and Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
    Was not helpful
    The therapist talked mainly about herself and her credentials. It was unhelpful to our situation as we were hoping to find common ground and patch up our marriage. We paid for a questionnaire but spent no time discussing the results and how it pertained to our crisis. My partner and I agreed it was both a waste of time and money
  • Mike K. Sep 8, 2016
    Marriage and Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
    Highly Satisfied.
    Very responsive to my inquiry. Unhurried phone conversation to determine needs and fit. Highly credentialed resource. Successfully into ongoing counseling.
  • Elizabeth W. Sep 7, 2016
    Individual and Marriage Counseling
    I have been receiving counseling for a few months. I have gained more understanding and seen more growth in myself with Illene Boscher than with any other counselor I have seen.
  • Julia B. Sep 1, 2016
    Marriage and Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
    Accomadating and helpful!!!
    Was very pleased with how quickly Ilene was able to work me into her schedule and felt that our time together was productive and helpful.
  • James M. Jul 12, 2016
    She is the best Counselor I have ever had. She knows the right thing to help keep you on track and guide you at all times.
  • Becky S. May 30, 2016
    Ilene has been very instrumental in helping my husband and I navigate especially difficult circumstances. Her extensive knowledge about psychology theory, mental illness and scripture is evident. She frequently recommends additional resources for us to further our understanding, which has been extremely helpful. Ilene has a calmness about her that is comforting. She truly cares for us and we are grateful for how she has been an advocate for our marriage and individual emotional wellbeings.
  • Steve S. May 25, 2016
    Our counselor Ilene was responsive in urgent situations. She increased the frequency, duration, scope, and intensity of our marriage counseling when needed. This also included an occasion or two of bringing in our children to assess our hoe our family's coping skills with our marriage crisis.
  • Kim R. May 23, 2016
    Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
    Ilene has been amazing through helping myself and offering tools for my husband and my relationship to improve and heal through a difficult situation. She made me feel extremely comfortable to open up and share the good, and not so good, thoughts/emotions.
  • Nora P. May 12, 2016
    Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
  • Karen S. Mar 21, 2016
    Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
    Thank you Ilene, we really appreciate all you are doing for us! Very happy we took this step. If we stay together or not, this is a great experience. Thank you.
  • Amanda T. Feb 27, 2016
    Marriage and Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
    Ilene was very warm, welcoming, and made us feel at ease. She is exactly what we were looking for. Thanks Ilene. We look forward to next time!
  • Sarah H. Jan 26, 2016
    Marriage and Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
  • Robert W. Dec 7, 2015
    Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
    Ilene B. Dec 7, 2015

    Thank you, Robert! See you soon!

  • Steven P. Sep 24, 2015
    Marriage and Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
    Ilene B. Dec 7, 2015

    Thank you, Steven! See you soon!

  • Melinda B. Sep 9, 2015
    Relationship Counseling
    Verified Review
    Ilene B. Dec 7, 2015

    Thank you, Melinda! I hope to see you soon!


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.