Dr. Unis is our licensed independent physician who has focused his practice on utilizing opportunities to study the early stages of mental illness in children and to minimize the impact of such illnesses upon their lives. His expansive knowledge stems from his professional background and the experience he has acquired. He fulfilled a Mead Johnson Fellowship with the American College of Neuro-Psychopharmacology and earned the prestigious Thomas H. Holmes Scholarship, which he used at the University of Washington to enhance his knowledge of research and psychiatry practices. Dr. Unis is a member of the Society of Biological Psychiatry and the American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry. His work has been recognized by his nomination as one of the Best Doctors in America. Dr. Unis earned his doctorate at the University of Pittsburgh. He fulfilled a fellowship program in Neuropharmacology at the University of Utah Health Care, and a residency and fellowship in general, child and adolescent psychiatry at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC), University of Pittsburgh. In addition, he became accredited as a diplomat in child and adolescent psychiatry and as a diplomat in general psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Lynn uses her extensive experience from working within child and adolescent development to bring optimism, passion, humor, as well as kindness every day at Boulder Creek Academy. She specializes in anxiety, depression, self-harm, childhood trauma, psychological assessments and differential diagnosis. She has specific training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), parent-child psychotherapy and suicide assessment. In addition to her specialties and training Lynn also holds degrees in Clinical Psychology from undergrad all the way to the doctorate level. She appreciates the challenge of understanding each student’s unique life story and finding the key components that can support them in building a life they want to live. When not at work you can find Lynn playing with her son and daughter. Together with her husband they strive to be outside; they take their kids hiking, climbing, camping and skiing, just to name a few of their biggest passions. She also loves the comfort in reading and learning about new things. Often times with relaxation bring on a warm cup of chai tea or decaf coffee with LOTS of creamer and nothing but dark chocolate or Milky Way’s, can you say guilty pleasure….
A quote she lives by: “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.” – Bob Marley
Kim has been trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Neurofeedback Therapy (NFB) and Seeking Safety. She has worked as a therapist at an inpatient substance abuse treatment center and in both public and state-run adolescent treatment centers. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University-Hawaii in Social Work and her master’s of Social Work from Eastern Washington University. Family time is the most important and rewarding for Kim and in her free time can be found spending time in the beautiful outdoors of Northern Idaho, cooking, doing crafts and reading books with her children.
Jeanne is energetic as well as patient and has years of experience working with adolescents in therapeutic residential settings. She specializes in helping children and families to achieve safety and stability in the reunification process as well as with families that have a dual diagnosis within the family unit. She began her career working with teenagers at a wilderness therapy program. In addition she has worked in therapeutic group home settings as well as therapeutic boarding schools. Most recently she worked with children and families at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Jeanne received her master’s degree in Social Work from Boise State University and her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Lewis Clark State College. She is a Licensed Master Social Worker and possesses an Eagala certification for Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy and personal development. Relevant training includes Truth Based Relational Intervention, Family-Centered Service Planning, Motivational Interviewing, Family Group Decision Making, Cultural Humility, Substance Addiction and Treatment, and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the Phi Alpha Honor Society.
Becca holds a Paralegal Degree and a Master’s Degree in Community Psychology, both earned at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and was raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. She has been working with adolescents and their families since 2004, most of which took place in a residential facility run by the Alaska Division of Juvenile Justice. She also has experience in a non-profit clinical setting. Becca has been trained in Trauma-Informed Care and Motivational Interviewing, both of which she uses daily, and has used the 7 Challenges framework for working with adolescent substance abuse. Becca believes relationships with the kids and families are key to forwarding movement, and that a strength-based approach is best. She has raised five teenagers herself, who are now healthy adults. When she is not working, they are her partners in hiking, paddle boarding, and just generally enjoying the outdoors of Idaho!
With a career spanning over 18 years Sarah is experienced in a variety of hospital and clinical settings including pediatric, family practice, and hospital acute care. Before joining the BCA team as head nurse, Sarah worked as a pediatric care manager, pediatric nurse and triage nurse. Her love of working with children and teens flows naturally from her family life as a mom of five children. When not assisting BCA students and staff, Sarah can be found reading a good book, watching her children play sports, or playing outside on her farm with her whole family.
We feature strong academics, small class sizes and dedicated and knowledgeable teachers and clinicians. For more than two decades, Boulder Creek Academy has been helping students all over the United States and internationally to reach their full potential. Call us today at 877-348-0848 to begin the admissions and enrollment process.