Allan M. Gonsher
Credentials
Type of Therapist:
Clinical Social Worker, Play Therapist

Registered Play Therapist Supervisor

Primary Degree(s):
MSW
Finances
Average Cost Per Session:
350-500 NIS
Insurance:
None
Discounts Available:
None

Licensed Abroad

Licensed in Israel

Office 1
  • Rechov Ruth 32
  • Efrat
Office 2
  • Am Olamo #6
  • Jerusalem

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Credentials
Type of Therapist:

Clinical Social Worker, Play Therapist

Registered Play Therapist Supervisor

Primary Degree(s):

MSW

Finances
Average Cost Per Session:

350-500 NIS

Insurance:

None

Discounts Available:

None

Licensed Abroad

Licensed in Israel

Office 1
  • Rechov Ruth 32
  • Efrat
Office 2
  • Am Olamo #6
  • Jerusalem

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

42

LICENSED ABROAD
License Number / State
KS 2482
License Number
KS 2482
LICENSED IN ISRAEL
Registered Social Worker in Israel

42072

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DISTANCE COUNSELING

None

PRIMARY SPECIALTIES

Divorce / Custody

Family Issues

Parenting Issues / Training

Self-Esteem

Child therapy

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES

Abuse

Academic

Adjustments

Anger Management

Anxiety / Panic

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Autism Spectrum

Behavioral Concerns In Children

Child Abuse

Depression

Developmental Disorders

Domestic Violence

Gender Identity Concerns

Grief

Learning Disabilities

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Phobias

Psychosomatic Disorders

Self-Harm / Suicide

Sexual Abuse / Rape

Sleep / Insomnia

Stress Management

Trauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD

CLIENT FOCUS

Population

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

Individual Therapy
Consultation
Family Therapy
Hadrachat Horim
Workshops/Educating