Our Staff

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Awakenings Recovery is proud of our certified and award-winning staff. They are committed to giving every woman the best, individualized addition treatment. Take a look below at the team who will be with you during your stay at our beautiful Texas Hill Country location.

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Rebecca (Becki) Cook
Program Director

Rebecca Cook has been involved in the field of Addiction Recovery for over 24 years. She currently holds the following license and certificates: License Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), Qualified Credential Counselor (QCC), Peer Recovery Support Specialist (PRSS), Texas Trainer of Recovery Coaches and Co-Occurring Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Disorder Specialist (COPSD).   Rebecca is a member of NAADAC the Association for Addiction Professionals and TAAP Texas Association of Addiction Professional.  Rebecca comes to Awakenings with a working knowledge of the 12 steps, an extensive history working with families, relapse prevention planning and using a holistic approach to recovery.  Rebecca loves having a small part in the process of assisting women and their families’ break the bondage of addiction; a gift that keeps on giving. One women helping another woman recover is POWERFUL!

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Dr. Jeffrey R. Holt
Medical Director

Dr. Holt was born in Kerrville and grew up in Comfort, where he graduated from high school in 1996. He received his B.A. at the University of Texas at Austin, then went on to the University of Texas at Houston medical school. He then completed his Family Medicine residency training at the Waco Family Medicine Residency Program. He returned home to the Hill Country in 2008, and joined the Fredericksburg Clinic. In addition to his busy family medicine clinic, he has worked in the field of addiction medicine since 2008, when he started working at Serenity House Drug & Alcohol treatment facility. He received board certification in Addiction Medicine in November 2014 and became the medical director of the One-Eighty detox service at Hill Country Memorial Hospital in May 2015. He also accepted the position of medical director at Awakenings Hill Country, which opened in August 2015.

Dr Holt enjoys playing the piano and guitar, and he also enjoys camping and fishing. He lives here in Fredericksburg with his wife and their four sons. He loves spending time with his family.

Ann Martin
Executive Consultant

Awakenings Recovery was designed by our Executive Consultant Ann Martin. Ann has over 30 year’s sobriety. She worked for the Betty Ford Center providing relapse and relationship workshops for 17 years, along with continuing care work, while managing a private practice in southern California. She is an imago/relationship therapist, workshop presenter and a PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills) presenter. She has presented nationally and internationally for lawyers and physicians in recovery. Ann is also a SEP practitioner (somatic experiencing) for trauma work as well as a certified addiction counselor in Oregon and California. She has been teaching relapse prevention and facilitates our couple’s workshop here at Awakenings.

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Cecilia Bueno Ph.D., LMFT A #202774, LCDC I
Dr. Cee Bueno is the founder of Bueno’s Neurocoaching LLC, which offers an integrative approach to combining mind/body therapies for those seeking a holistic approach towards psychophysiological healing. At Awakenings Hill Country, Dr. Bueno provides psychoeducation and conducts individual and group psychotherapy.  She conducts and evaluates research relevant within the fields of addiction and somatic depth psychology in order to optimize client brain health in order to increase one’s capacity towards stress reduction, emotional regulation and effective communication.
Before joining the Awakenings chemical dependency treatment team, she was honored to serve as a licensed alcohol and drug dependence counselor in the state of CA.  In addition to serving in the recovery community, she continues to maintain her license as a marriage and family therapist in the state of CA #89841 and LMFTA here in Texas (her home state). Prior to that, her experience includes: Hospice counselor, psychotherapist, drug diversion counselor, rape crisis counselor, and motivational speaker at a women’s correctional facility.  Her areas of specialization, include: addiction, developmental disorders (i.e. early childhood trauma), DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy), and spiritual direction.She is passionate about helping patients and their families in establishing an emotionally and physically secure environment which can then aid in the development of greater social, emotional and spiritual intelligence within the entire family support system.

Education & Credentials
PH.D. Somatic Depth Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute
M.A. in Depth Psychology/Somatic Studies, Pacifica Graduate Institute
M.A. in Marriage Family Therapy, Chapman University
B.A. in Addiction Studies, Bethany College
A.A. in Business, Saddleback College
Certified rape crisis counselor
EMDR trained 

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Denise Deike LVN

Denise has been a nurse for over 30 years. She joined Awakenings Hill Country in October, 2017 with experience in Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation, Long Term Care and Hospital Nursing. Denise has an awesome husband, 2 grown married children, a nine year old son, 2 grown step-daughters in college, and five beautiful grandchildren. She likes gardening and relaxing with her family during her time off. Nursing is Denise’s passion! She loves to help other women work toward a Bright Future.

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Brenda Gibson LVN

Brenda has been an LVN for 30 years. She joins the Awakenings Hill Country team with experience in both long term care and alcohol & drug rehabilitation. Married for 34 years, Brenda has 3 grown children and 8 grandchildren.  She enjoys swimming & trips to the beach. Nursing & helping others is Brenda’s true passion. She looks forward to working with you at the best Texas drug and alcohol treatment center created for women.

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Haley Goldman LCDC

Haley received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2012 from Liberty University, Summa Cum Laude. She received her full LCDC licensure in 2015. She has been working in drug and alcohol treatment for almost 5 years, first as an LCDC-intern, then as a licensed practitioner. Haley is currently working on my Masters of Science in Professional Counseling with an Emphasis in Trauma with the goal of becoming an LPC because so many people with chemical dependency also have trauma. Her passion is to help people become happy, healthy, and free from dependency on substances.

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Debra Lane

Debra grew up in Kerrville, TX, moved away after high school, and returned to the beautiful
Hill Country in 1996 to raise her 2 children.
She had struggled with her own addiction for many years. Once she got the help she
needed to recover, her life changed enormously. She now has multiple years of sobriety
and is blessed to be a part of the team of women here at Awakenings Hill Country. She started out as a
recovery advocate, but now is doing what she loves: creating wonderful and nutritious
meals for the women who come here for treatment.
She also enjoys making jewelry and working with metals, especially copper. Debra spends her leisure
time going to antique and thrift stores looking for items that she can change into something
new and different. Debra also likes to watch the Food Network and loves trying out new

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Diana Parten
Lead Recovery Advocate

Diana, our Lead Recovery Advocate, came to Awakenings from Stephenville, TX and has over 5 years experience in the field of substance abuse treatment and recovery services. She teaches 12 step groups in addition to being a part of the miraculous transformation of women at Awakenings Hill Country.

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Lora Tomlinson LCDC

Lora Tomlinson is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor who joined the Awakenings Hill Country clinical team in August of 2016. She was with Awakenings for a little over a year and a half when she took another offer at a larger treatment facility. She returned to Awakenings in January of 2019 because she realized working with women is where she belonged. She is passionate about assisting others in achieving a life of sustained long term recovery. She began her journey in the treatment field as a recovery advocate before she became a counselor. She describes her work as “living her passion for life”, and states she can identify on a very personal level with those she serves, since she too has achieved over a decade of sobriety. Her enthusiasm for sobriety and life, have resulted in her being a true example that long-term sobriety is an achievable goal.

Academically, she has a BA in criminal justice and human services. She has experience with several modalities for treatment, yet Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is one of her favorite.

She is a native of Texas and loves living life to the fullest. Some of her favorite activities include spending time with her family and friends, spending time outdoors, trying new things in life, and learning something new every day. An additional interesting fact about Lora is she has years of experience in training therapy dogs, which assisted our military heroes and children who faced emotional and physical challenges

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Kim Williamson MA, LCDC

Kim is a member of the clinical counseling team at Awakenings Hill Country. Kim has been in the counseling profession since 1987. She first worked as a crisis intervention counselor for teens and young adults struggling with chemical dependency and homelessness in Hells Kitchen in NYC, at the onset of the AIDS epidemic. Since then she has worked in both the private and public sectors offering counseling services to youth and adults with mental health and substance use problems. Kim loves it here at Awakenings for many reasons. She has always dreamed of working in a setting that serves an intergenerational group of women, where younger and older can learn from each other, providing peer support as they embrace early recovery. Kim also appreciates working [and playing!] in a natural healing environment, surrounded by nature, with the blue sky above, the sun setting behind the rolling hills, with deer, cows, horses, cats, birds, and lizards all around! Kim has a BS in Psychology from the University of Florida – Gator Country [forgive me Aggies and Longhorns], and a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University in Yellow Springs Ohio. She also provides Trauma Therapy [EMDR and Hypnotherapy] for clients here at Awakenings. Kim also had a brief encounter [10 years] with running a local TV station – producing, directing, and chasing local news stories – but that’s a whole other story! When not at work Kim is faithful servant to her menagerie of rescued animals.

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Marcy Castillo
Recovery Advocate

Hello! My name is Marcy Castillo, and I have been working as a Recovery Advocate at Awakenings Hill Country in Fredericksburg, Texas since June, 2018. I have a wonderful husband of 19 years, and a 23 year old daughter who is a nurse. I have worked as a caregiver since 1996, and have found much joy in it. I enjoy just being at home and spending time with my family. I am originally from San Diego, California, but moved here as a young child, and I feel blessed to be a Texan. I find working at Awakenings very rewarding and look forward to continuing my work here, and helping women move forward to a brighter future.

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Therese Long

In 1995 Therese started a cleaning business working with new home builders, cleaning their model and spec homes. Therese transferred to Whidbey Island, Washington state with the US Navy, in 2000. There she started her business cleaning residential homes. She relocated back to Texas in 2017 to be closer to family and her 5 yr old grandson. Therese loves gardening in her spare time.

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Robin Monroe
Recovery Advocate

Robin joined the Awakenings Hill Country team in 2017, and enjoys cooking for others. “I see the women that come to AHC to heal, and cooking for them is one way to show them how much we care.” She believes hanging around the kitchen is nourishing for the spirit, soul and body.

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Sue Nett
Facilities, Office, and HR Manager

Hailing from Houston, Sue comes to Awakenings with over 30 years of experience in Health Care Administration. Sue helps support the staff so that they can focus more diligently on the care of the wonderful women that come to our Women’s Rehab Center in the Hill Country.

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Lori Young
Recovery Advocate

Lori moved from Houston, Texas to the Hill Country, and began working with AHC in 2018. Lori has 7 years of recovery in a 12-step program, and understands the importance of treatment and recovery in rebuilding lives. She enjoys working with other women and being able to share her own personal experiences. When not working, Lori’s hobbies include paddleboarding, surfing, running, and working out.

Please check back shortly for more biographies of the staff devoted to addiction treatment designed for women!

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