About Me


Ilene Bosscher, MA, MDiv is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor specializing in individuals, couples, and family therapy as well as play therapy for children and adolescents, Christian and spirituality counseling, and maintains a private practice in Louisville, Kentucky.

With over 20 years experience as a Counseling Pastor, Marriage and Family Therapist, and as a graduate of The Assemblies of God Theolical Semianary, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and MidAmerica Nazarene University specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy, Licensed Professional Counseling, Theology, and Play Therapy. She is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are Play Therapy, Parenting Support for Couples, Single Mothers, and Single Dads, Christian Counseling, Gottman Couples Therapy and Marriage Counseling.

In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Ilene Bosscher, MA, MDiv has attended many National conferences and trainings and speaks on the topics of play therapy, parenting, marriages, trauma, and stress and Havening Techniques.

Ilene Bosscher, MA, MDiv is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.


Master of Arts in Counseling; Marriage and Family Therapy and Licensed Professional Counseling
Evangel University, 2003

Master of Divinity in Theology and Pastoral Care
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2007

Post Graduate Certificate in Play Therapy, 2012
MidAmerica Nazarene University 

Amridge University, Doctoral Candidate, Marriage and Family Therapy Program

License, Certifications & Awards
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
The Gottman Couples Method 

Emotional Focused Relationship Therapy

Imago Relationship Therapy
Filial Play Therapy

Gottman Relationship Checkup
Taylor-Johnson Temperment Analysis
Prepare-Enrich Relationship Assessment

Additional Training
American Association of Christian Counselors
-Stress and Anxiety

Professional Activities and Memberships
Board of Directors and Treasurer of the Kentucky Play Therapy Association
Board of Directors of the Mockingbird Valley Preservation Alliance
President of the Greater Louisville Medical Society Alliance
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
American Association of Christian Counselors
American Association of Pastoral Counselors
Association for Play Therapy
Kentucky Counseling Association

The recipient of this credential has successfully completed Grounded Theory: The Basics.