Our Team

Jon Harris, LPC


 Jon Harris received his training and Master’s degree in Counseling from Covenant Theological Seminary and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Jon is a certified PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator for premarital counseling and has been trained in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, a mode of therapy grounded in Adult Attachment Theory. Jon’s philosophy of therapy is integrative, meaning that he seeks to combine what he can learn from the field of counseling and psychology with a Biblical world view. Jon sees himself as a counselor serving hurting and disconnected people so that they may experience more wholeness and reconciliation in their relationship with self, others and with God. The main focus of Jon’s practice is working with adults and couples with a particular passion for marriages and men’s issues. Jon is married to Heather and they have 5 boys. 

Lyn Owen, LPC


 Lyn received her Master's degree and training from Psychological Studies Institute (now Richmont Graduate University in Chattanooga). She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Mental Health Service Provider for the state of Tennessee.  She is also a National Certified Counselor and member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.  Lyn works with individual adults, and is experienced in a wide range of issues including conflict resolution, trauma, abuse, domestic violence and mood disorders.  Lyn and her husband, Skip, have four children and five grandchildren. 

Ruth Whitmire, LPC


Ruth Whitmire received her Master's in Counseling from Covenant Seminary in St. Louis and has been practicing counseling for over 6 years.  She is currently licensed in the state of Texas and pursuing licensure here in Tennessee.  Ruth has worked extensively with adolescents and their families serving as an on campus therapist at both a high school and middle school in Austin, TX.  She also has many years of ministry experience working with both high school and college aged students and has a passion for helping those in their late teens and early 20s navigate the challenges of life, understand their particular family dynamics, and gain a stronger sense of who they were created to be.  Ruth is certified trained in EMDR and approaches her work with clients from an integrative approach, viewing each of them as a uniquely created individual with their own stories, experiences, struggles, and needs.  She recognizes that deep pain and struggle may arise in our lives as we maneuver relationships with self, others and God. While these struggles may initially leave us paralyzed or hopeless, Ruth believes that true healing and restoration are possible through the power of the counseling process.  Ruth works with a variety of issues such as trauma, abuse, anxiety, depression, adjustment/phase of life struggles, eating disorders, self-harm, and family of origin concerns. She is married to Will and they have a sweet and needy rescue dog, named Grover. 

Kauri Tallant, LPC


Kauri Tallant received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Richmont Graduate University in Chattanooga. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Tennessee, and a National Certified Counselor. Kauri has 8 years of experience in working in the foster care system as well as counseling experience in a college setting, eating disorder and substance abuse treatment center and community mental health agency. She uses an integrative approach to therapy, exploring the various parts of the self including: emotional, mental, physical, social, sexual, and spiritual. She finds the psychodynamic approach useful in looking at origins of relational patterns and the cognitive behavioral approach useful in changing those patterns. She also strongly believes that “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness…” (2 Peter 1:3), meaning that forming an accurate view of the self and who God is leads to wholeness and healthiness. Kauri has experience in working with the following concerns: self-harm, sexual issues with women, body image/eating disorders, anxiety, depression, career counseling, premarital counseling, marital/family distress, grief and loss, co-dependency, self-esteem, supporting foster parents, and addiction. In her free time, Kauri enjoys building relationships with refugees, outdoor activities and cooking. 

Paul Laskowske, MA


 Paul Laskowske received his Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from Richmont Graduate University in Chattanooga, and is pursuing MFT state licensure in Tennessee. Paul helps people who have lost their way get reconnected--to God, to spouse or family, to themselves and their own dreams and goals. He works with missionaries or children of missionaries wrestling with cultural identity and stress; with families struggling through addiction or other issues creating distance among those they love; and with individuals pursuing the soul healing God offers from the wounds of emotional brokenness. Paul is continuing to learn Gottman Method Therapy for working with couples, and has an eclectic approach with individuals that integrates interpersonal, narrative, and solution-focused elements with his Christian worldview. He and his wife Rachel enjoy board games, the outdoors, and staying connected with friends and family around the world.  

Ken Hostetler, BA


Ken received his Bachelors in Psychology from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and has expressed his own commitment to serving others through a successful career as a Professional Firefighter. He also serves as an elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. Ken has a passion for personal finance and coming alongside individuals and couples to better manage life circumstances, reduce indebtedness, improve stewardship and accomplish their personal financial goals. He also facilitates a variety of courses in financial literacy. He believes financial best practices grounded in Scripture result in personal peace and a more deliberate life of service to others.  Ken and his wife Ryan have been married since 2003 and have four children.

Office Staff


Chad Owen: Practice Manager

Sara, Ruth, and Abby: Front Office