Rebecca (Becki) Cook
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!
Dr. Jeffrey R. Holt
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Lora Tomlinson LCDC-I
Lora Tomlinson joined the Awakenings Hill Country clinical treatment in August, 2016. Lora is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counseling Intern (LCDC-I) who is passionate about assisting other women in achieving a life of sustained long term recovery. Lora 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 a decade of sobriety. Her enthusiasm for sobriety and life, have resulted in her being a sought after speaker in the recovery community.
Academically, her goal is to continue in her education toward completing her BA in criminal justice and human services. She is a prolific student of several therapeutic modalities, yet Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is one of her favorite.
She is a native Texas and loves living life to the fullest. Some of her favorite activities include skydiving, spending time in the outdoors and with family and friends. 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.
Please check back shortly for more biographies of the staff devoted to addiction treatment designed for women