Allan M. Gonsher MSW

Clinical Social Worker, Play Therapist

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OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • Rechov Ruth 32
  • Efrat
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Allan M. Gonsher MSW

Clinical Social Worker, Play Therapist

OFFICE LOCATION(S)

  • Rechov Ruth 32
  • Efrat
  •  
  •  

ABOUT

I have spent the last 40 years as a Play and Family Therapist for children 2-11 years old and their families. I was trained psychoanalytically from Columbia University in NY. Over the years I trained at the Ackerman Institute in NY, the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center and the Menninger Clinic KS. I have spent my years in the Play Room playing with sand, the doll house, puppets, board games and more, in order to listen to, try to understand, and help children communicate their most intimate feelings and thoughts. Play is the language of children. In addition, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Filial, and Child Centered, to list a few, have always been incorporated into my practice.

After successfully running 2 clinics, Kids-Incorporated, in Nebraska and Kansas, Publishing several books, and creating a Play Therapy Webinar Exchange, kidsincplaytherapy.com, my wife and I made Aliyah in 2019.

I fortunately maintain a consulting and supervision presence in the US. Many clinicians who want to either become a Registered Play Therapist or just want to learn about Play Therapy, contact me to supervise their work. Before I retire, I want to make sure I leave a "foot print" in the sand. I believe I have already touched thousands of lives.......and, I want to continue while in Israel.

QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Education Year of Graduation
MSW Columbia University, NY 1980

Degree
MSW

Education
Columbia University, NY

Year of Graduation
1980

Years in Practice

41

License No.:

KS 2482

FINANCES

  • Average cost per session

    350-500 NIS

  • Insurance

    None

  • Discounts Available

    None

DISTANCE COUNSELING

None

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PRIMARY SPECIALTIES

ADDITIONAL SPECIALITIES

Abuse
Academic
Adjustments
Anger Management
Anxiety / Panic
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism Spectrum
Behavioral Issues
Child Abuse
Child and/or Adolescent Issues
Depression
Developmental Disorders
Divorce / Custody
Domestic Violence
Family Issues
Gender Identity Concerns
Grief
Learning Disabilities
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Parenting Issues / Training
Phobias
Psychosomatic Disorders
Self-Esteem
Self-Harm / Suicide
Sexual Abuse / Rape
Sleep / Insomnia
Stress Management
Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

CLIENT FOCUS

Age

Children
Families

Languages

English

TREATMENT APPROACH

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Adlerian Psychology / Psychotherapy
Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
Behaviorism
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Emotion-Focused Therapy
Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
Filial Therapy
Gestalt Therapy
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Jungian Psychotherapy
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
Play Therapy
Psychoanalysis
Psychodynamic Therapy
Systems Theory / Therapy

SERVICES OFFERED

Consultation
Family Therapy
Hadrachat Horim
Individual Therapy
Workshops/Educating

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