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.

Bret Callinan, Counselor

Bret has recently relocated to Boise from Omaha, Nebraska where he received his Master of Social Work degree in 2017 from the University of Nebraska Grace Abbott School of Social Work. Prior to graduation he worked as a behavioral health technician for Boys Town National Research Hospital partnering extensively with inpatient children and teens to complete treatment goals. Since graduation he has worked as a Community Based Counselor in Nebraska focusing on family preservation for DHHS Nebraska as well as truancy diversion for teens in the Lincoln Public school district. Bret is a strong advocate for mentoring having spent 9 years as a mentor with Big Brothers and Big Sisters. His counseling practice is also informed by his Christian faith and the philosophy of the Order of Saint Benedict which he learned while attending St. John’s University.

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,

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.

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.