Meet Our Clinical & Student Life Team

Dr. Alan S. Unis

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr. Unis2 Dr. Unis 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 diplomate in child and adolescent psychiatry and as a diplomate in general psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Kim Carey, LMSW

Clinical Therapist
Kim CompressedKim has been trained in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Functional Family Therapy, 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 son.


Jared Sartell, LMSW

Clinical Therapist
Jared Jared’s approach with students is relationship-based. He builds on this connection to help students come to understand their own value and develop healthy skills and positive passions. His areas of specialty include anxiety, adoption/attachment, and sexual offending behavior. Jared has worked with children and adolescents in a variety of settings including therapeutic boarding schools, juvenile probation and parole, and individual and family counseling with a private agency. Jared holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Social Work from Eastern Washington University. He is licensed in the State of Idaho in Social Work and is a trained Search and Rescuer. When not working with our students, Jared can be found playing with his wife and two daughters in the outdoors. Favorite activities include fly fishing, backpacking, mountain biking and archery.

Arthea Larson, LMFT, LCPC

Clinical Therapist

Arthea has thirty years of post-master’s experience providing mental health services for special needs children, adolescents and adults. She is proficient in the assessment and delivery of evidence-based practices, cognitive behavior therapy with children and adolescents, parent training and family therapy, and crisis intervention. Arthea holds a certificate of proficiency in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy; is accredited in Triple P Parenting, Standard and Standard Teen; and is a graduate of Teen Wisdom™ Certified Life Coaching Program. She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. Arthea received her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from West Virginia University and she received her undergraduate education from University of the Pacific where she graduated cum laude with a degree in Psychology.

Jeremy Huisentruit

Wolves Team Manager

Jeremy CroppedJeremy has worked with adolescents for more than 10 years. He values the opportunity to witness our students as they begin to respond in a positive way to the structure clear boundaries we create for them at Boulder Creek Academy. Jeremy graduated from the University of Montana and also holds a wilderness first responder certification. When not working, you can find Jeremy fly fishing, hiking, camping, and playing racquetball. In the winter he enjoys cross country skiing and snowmobiling.