Overview of Awake & Aware, LLC
Awake & Aware was founded in 2009 and since then has been offering comprehensive and high-quality counseling services to adolescents, adults, couples, and families for behavioral health disorders. The mission at Awake and Aware is to help individuals and families improve the quality of their lives and decrease their suffering through acceptance, change, and mindful awareness. The center truly believes that acceptance is the first step towards healing when a person is accepted irrespective of his addiction or behavioral disorders without any judgment or criticisms attached. After acceptance comes change which is achieved through the dedicated efforts of the staff members who help clients identify their underlying issues and change their thinking and behavior for the better. Through holistic approaches to treatment and evidence-based therapies such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness, clients are empowered to become whole as they embrace the change and move towards transformation and recovery. The center offers outpatient treatment services to individuals in separate programs categorized based on age. These age-specific programs ensure that each client is treated as an individual and treatment plans are created accordingly. The center creates a welcoming, nurturing, and integrative environment for clients where they can start their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual healing journey.
Housing and Food
Awake & Aware is located in the desert areas of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The center offers a peaceful and serene environment through the beautiful landscape in which the campus is located. It uses the tranquility and serenity of nature to provide healing and recovery to troubled individuals. Since the center only provides outpatient services, there are no living or accommodation facilities for clients. The building is composed of various therapy rooms, meeting rooms, and common rooms for clients. There are separate common rooms designated for adolescent, adults, and families. All common rooms are comfortable and provide a relaxing environment where clients can rest in between therapies and sessions. Clients are offered various kinds of therapies such as play therapy, art therapy, Vipassana practice, and movement therapies for which different rooms are dedicated. Separate areas and rooms are designated for meditation, yoga, acupuncture, and massage for clients. There is a cafeteria at the facility which is run by a team of in-house kitchen staff. The staff members prepare different types of meal options including sandwiches, snacks, salads, and other food items which are then available for clients. Clients eat in the cafeteria where they also have a number of options for drinks and beverages.
Treatment Options at Awake and Aware
The different treatment options available at Awake and Aware are:
- Alternative Healing
- Intensive, Integrated Trauma Treatment
- Adolescent and Family Program
- Adult Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Program
- Aftercare Program
The following substances’ abuse is treated at Awake and Aware:
- Prescription Drugs
- Illegal Drugs
Therapies at Awake and Aware
Awake and Aware offers the following therapies to its clients:
- Individual Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Integrative Trauma Therapy
- Somatic Therapies
- Brain Spotting
- Play Therapy
- Trauma-Informed Yoga
- Movement Therapies
- Art Therapy
- Vipassana Practice
- Qi Gong
Awake and Aware, LLC offers comprehensive and individualized treatment services to adolescents, adults, couples, and families in an outpatient setting. The intake cost at the center is $135 followed by a cost of $96 for each session of individual therapy and $54 for each session of group therapy. The center accepts insurance plans of major insurance providers. All details regarding the cost of treatment and insurance information could be acquired from the admissions office. The staff at the admissions office provides all relevant information to clients regarding financial matters and helps them find the best insurance coverage for the treatment.
Licenses and Accreditations
Awake and Aware has the following accreditations and licenses:
Licensed by the State of New Mexico
Awake and Aware Advantages
Awake and Aware offers outpatient programs and counseling services for adolescents, adults, couples, and families struggling with substance abuse and behavioral health disorders. The center helps clients achieve internal healing by teaching them new behaviors and perspectives on life. Individuals suffering from mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders, chemical dependency, mood issues, grief, and other behavioral health disorders are offered a conducive environment where they feel accepted and acknowledged. Through an integrated approach which includes evidence-based therapies such as dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), and somatic-based treatments, clients are able to leave their old habits, identify a purpose in life, and strive to become better individuals capable of realizing their true potential. The multidisciplinary staff of healthcare professionals helps clients in achieving recovery and maintaining it through regular aftercare services.
Staff at Awake and Aware, LLC
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Jennifer has a Masters degree in Counseling and a 10-day intensive training in dialectical behavioral therapy. She has served at different designations in an outpatient, intensive outpatient program, residential treatment, and transitional living settings. She has specialized training in motivational interviewing, Moral Reconation Therapy, and community reinforcement and family training.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Martha has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Summa Cum Laude, and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Highlands University. She has had extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. She joined Awake and Aware in 2012 where she implements the Matrix model in the substance abuse treatment program.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Beverley has a BA in Environmental Studies and Fine Arts and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Wright State University. Her areas of expertise include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Seeking Safety.