Christian Therapist Profile

Practice Specialties

  • Career Counseling
  • Christian Divorce Counseling
  • Chronic or Terminal Illness Christian Counseling
  • Church Conflict Christian Counseling
  • Couples Christian Counseling
  • Divorce Recovery
  • Domestic Violence Christian Counseling
  • Grief and Bereavement Christian Counseling
  • Life Coach Counseling and Consultation
  • Marriage and Family Christian Counseling
  • Personality Disorders
  • Senior Adult Christian Counseling
  • Sex and Intimacy Christian Counseling
  • Stress Anxiety Depression Christian Counseling
  • Teen Christian Counseling

About

I offer therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples from premarital and conflicted couples, and families.

Training and experience are the foundation for every therapist.
My training includes:
~ Master of Divintiy in Theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
~ A Master of Arts in Counseling concentrating in Marriage and Family Therapy and
Licensed Professional Counseling from the Assemblies of God Theological
Seminary.
~ A Post-Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy from MidAmerica Nazarene University.
~ Training with Rise Van Fleet in Filial Play Therapy.
~ Training to Level II in Theraplay with Phyllis Booth and Marlo Revel-Winstead.
~ Training at North Texas University in Child Centered Play Therapy.
~ Training to Level III in The Gottman Method of Couples Therapy by John and Julie Gottman.
~ The Advanced Biblical Counseling Certificate from Light University and the
American Association of Christian Counselors.
~Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
~Imago Couples Therapy
My experience includes:
~ Internship at a sliding scale Counseling Center working with all ages.
~ Pregnancy Center working with teens in crisis and their families.
~ A Counseling Pastor in a large church where I was also Director of Pastoral Care working with all ages, Instructor of Premarital classes and counseling as well as overseeing the recovery group ministry.
~ Private Practice, therapy for children and teens, and all ages of individuals, couples, and families.
~ I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the State of Kentucky.
Personally, I have been married for 37 years to my husband, Jim and we have five adult children together and seven grandchildren.

Why I Became a Christian Therapist

Having a relationship with Christ has been central to my life for as long as I remember. As a child I had the gift of faith and I believed without question. I have navigated my life with Christ at the center and so it was natural when my youngest child went to all-day school I would enter seminary and begin my training to become a Christian Therapist.
I was asked to become a pastor and Director of the Pastoral Care Department of a large church as I was finishing a Masters in Counseling. When my family moved to Louisville, Kentucky I finished a Masters of Divinity in Theology and then started a private practice here that was very congruent with my responsibilities of wife and mother. I have been greatly blessed with my practice. Two years ago a Psychiatrist who I had been referring my clients to asked me to join him and two others in his new office. I did and now we have 13 Christian mental health providers and 4 offices!

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Ilene Bosscher
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Ilene Bosscher

Ilene Bosscher

LMFT, LPCC, RPT
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