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Author of An Allowance is Not a Bribe
and an MSW graduate from Columbia University in New York, Kids Inc. Founder and president Allan Gonsher is
a registered Play Therapy Supervisor and member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, Association of
Play Therapy, and a 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.
He is a contributing author to ”101 Play Therapy Techniques“ with his chapter, Popcorn Walk, and to the
book, ”Assessment and Treatment Activities Volume Two“ with the chapter The Blanket. He has appeared as a
guest writer in Ladies’ Home Journal and Child Magazine. Allan is a recipient of both the Nebraska Social
Worker of the Year and Nebraska Play Therapist of the Year awards. He is the founder of the Youth Leadership
Omaha and the Nebraska Association of Play Therapy. He has taught and supervised medical practitioners,
counselors, and educators extensively regarding Play Therapy internationally. In 1985, Allan launched Kids
Inc, a specialized therapy organization, with one vision in mind:
Helping Children Develop.
Today, Allan has clinics in Omaha, Nebraska, and Overland Park, Kansas. With a focus on using specialized
therapy care to help children and families prosper emotionally. He works to identify short-term solutions
and long-term strategies for people dealing with a variety of concerns that can impede healthy development
and happy living. A large focus of Kids Inc is to use Play Therapy techniques and tailor therapy programs
for a variety of unique concerns, from aggression to academic problems. Kids-Inc. has become the premier
training facility in the Midwest.
For additional information on Kids Inc’s services or to set up a FREE CONSULTATION to discuss a concern you
or your child has, please contact us. We are here to help!
Serving Children and Families in the greater Omaha area including Bellevue, Gretna, Council Bluffs, Papillion, LaVista, and Fremont; in the Overland Park - Johnson County, Kansas area including Olathe, Lenexa, Leawood, Shawnee and Kansas City Kansas; and in the Kansas City, Missouri area including Independence, Blue Springs, and Lee's Summit. Copyright 2011 Kids Inc.