Ami Owen, Director & Counselor
Ami has lived in Idaho for the past two decades and received her undergraduate degree from Boise State in Social Science and Psychology. She received a Masters degree in General Family Therapy with an emphasis on children. Ami also received a Doctorate in Christian Counseling and is a clinically certified trauma professional. Ami has experience working with individuals, children, families and couples in a variety of settings. Ami is an AAMFT approved supervisor and actively participates in suicide prevention efforts. Ami is passionate about serving others through counseling and demonstrating the love of Christ.
Sarah Harris, Counselor
Sarah is an Idaho native and has lived in Boise all her life. She started working in the mental health field since 2007, after she graduated with her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Boise State University. She began working at various mental health clinics and with a variety of mental health issues and with various ages and needs for 5 years. She then attended Northwest Nazarene University in 2012, and received her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling in 2014. Throughout her internship at NNU, she’s been able to acquire experience in a variety of fields in the Treasure Valley, including at-risk teen boarding schools, a private practice, and multiple non-profit counseling centers/organizations. Sarah is excited to continue working with teens and their families as they begin to process and heal if possible through Christ at Teen Hope.
Sunday Cross, Counselor
Sunday has lived in Idaho since 2010 and received her master of social work degree in mental health from the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Sunday specializes in strengths-based, here-and-now-focused practice. She has extensive experience working with the adolescent population and their families on a variety of issues that affect teens today. In addition, she is an Ambassador of Hope and volunteer for the Boise Women’s and Children’s Alliance. Sunday is passionate about empowering individuals and families to identify their goals and begin working toward them in an effective way.
Sheila Blewett, Graduate Intern
Sheila has been working with adolescence for 15 years. From working with teens as a Language Arts teacher to serving as a camp counselor and wilderness trip leader, Sheila has a passion for helping teens and preteens find their meaning and purpose. She is currently a student a Northwest Nazarene University pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Counseling. She is excited to serve as an intern at Teen Hope Idaho and is eager to learn!
Lisa Kerr, Graduate Intern
Lisa has been working with individuals and families for over 20 years in school, church and community settings. She has relocated her family from Utah to California and finally Idaho where they have lived for the last 4 years. She is a graduate student in counseling at Northwest Nazarene University. Lisa focuses on Resilience, Trauma Informed Care, and Play Therapy.