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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.

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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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Christina Exum RN

Christina Exum is a Registered Nurse and has been in the field of nursing for over 17 years. Her experience includes, acute care, long term care, home health, and sales and marketing for healthcare. Most recently she has worked in psychiatric crisis stabilization and with people in recovery from Substance Use Disorder. She says she enjoys seeing the miracle of change a person experiences as they find new hope in life, and begin to recover. Christina is currently in a Bachelor of Science program of study at Schreiner University, which will lead her to her ultimate goal of becoming a Psychiatric Advance Practice Nurse.

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Brenda Gibson LVN
Nurse

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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Fran Turner RN

Fran is originally from Memphis, TN and has been a registered nurse for 41 years. She began her career at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and has worked in many different areas in nursing. They include hospitals, nursing homes, Hospice, Home health, Dr.’s offices, etc. She became aware that she was an alcoholic and began 12-step programs in her recovery. She is delighted to now be working in a field where she can use my experience, strength, and hope to reach out to others with addiction. She is challenged by her work here and, at the same time, encouraged by what she sees. Fran energetically works as other women begin their recovery journey at Awakenings Hill Country.

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Sue Nett
Office Manager/HR

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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