Amy Hyken-Lande, Lscsw, Lcsw
Owner of KIDS INC KC, Child and Family Therapist. Amy has been in practice for over 23 years as a LSCSW and a member of AFCC. She specializes in counseling children (as young as 3 for play therapy), through 14. Areas of expertise include: children of divorce, Trauma/PTSD related issues (including physical, sexual and emotional abuse), anxiety, domestic violence, anger/impulse control and coping skills, social and self-esteem issues, ADHD/ADD, and creative parenting skill training. She is also trained in play therapy, CBT, ACT and trauma-informed care.
Natalie Spencer, LCPC
As a Licensed Clinical Counselor (LCPC), Natalie works primarily with children and teens as well as their families. Educating clients to learn coping skills and retraining of thoughts are some of the ways in which she helps adolescents with anxiety and depression. Natalie is trained in play therapy and has plenty of toys and games stocked for sessions with children and their families; she believes therapy should be collaborative and engaging. Natalie also focuses on trauma and is trained in EMDR. Co-parenting (involving court cases as well) and family therapy is also offered. In her spare time she likes to travel, swim and hang out with her family.
IN HONOR OF OUR FOUNDER / CEO OF KIDS INC
Allan M. Gonsher
Author of An Allowance is Not a Bribe, Editor of The Administrative Challenges of (PLAY) Therapy, and an MSW graduate from Columbia University in New York. He has spent his career in the Playroom with children and their families for the last 40 years.
Founder and CEO Allan M. Gonsher was a registered Play Therapy Supervisor and past member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, Association for Play Therapy, and past Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Allan is an adjunct professor at Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas, and a guest lecturer at the Hebrew University School of Social Work in Israel. Previously, Allan taught at the University of Nebraska School of Social Work, Drake University, and Creighton University.