• Our Team

  • It is Awake and Aware’s mission and commitment to each other and to all whom we serve to always: welcome new clients and practitioners as collaborators, colleagues, and friends.  We support and encourage the professional development of each practitioner individually and the collaborative as a whole, remain mindful and ethical in all that we do. 

    Awake and Aware will remain committed to the larger goal of creating a powerful and effective center for holistic treatment of mental health/emotional, physical and spiritual issues and striving always to create a sense of connection with each other that reverberates to our clients.

  • Executives

  • Natalie Smith,

    Executive Director

    MSW, LCSW, MFA

    Natalie Smith, MSW, LCSW, MFA is Executive Director of Awake and Aware, LLC. 

  • Sarah Lee, LMFT

    Chief Operating Officer

    Sarah brings clinical knowledge and hands-on administrative leadership to her role as a Chief Operations Officer for Awake and Aware.  She is committed to seeing lives being changed through quality mental health services in our community.

  • Administration

  • Linn Mollica

    Marketing and Community Outreach Director

  • Chris McCaffrey

    Community Programs Coordinator and Family Specialist

  • Anastasia "Ana" Roberson

    Billing Specialist

  • Alexandra Martinez

    Front Desk Manager

  • Marissa Paradiso

    Billing and Admin Specialist

  • Elizabeth Gonzales

    Intake Coordinator

  • Clinicians

  • Theresa Olguin, LCSW

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Healing in the Desert, DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™

    Theresa specializes in empowering adults, adolescents and families challenged by emotion dysregulation, suicide, self-harm, eating disorders, body image and gender-identity concerns to build a life worth living. 

  • Martha Cummins-Bell, LCSW, LADAC

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker

    Licensed Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselor, DBT Program

    Martha is a graduate of the Bachelor’s in Social Work, Summa Cum Laude, and also earned a Master’s in Social Work at Highlands University and trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy in 2013.

  • Jennifer Torrez, LPCC

    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, DBT Program

    Jennifer has been dedicated to serving the Albuquerque community and has worked in various levels of care including Outpatient, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP),

  • Beverly Garrett, LPCC, NCC

    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, National Certified Counselor

    DBT Program

    Beverly received her BA in Environmental Studies and Fine arts and her Master of Science (MS) degree in Marriage and Family Counseling from Wright State University in 2005.  

  • Joanne graduated from Adelphi University in New York, with her Master’s in Social Work in 2011

  • Kim Perrier, MA, LPCC, LPAT, ATR

    Kim Perrier received her MA in Art Therapy from Southwestern College in 2006. 

  • Ava Dasya Rasa graduated from New Mexico Highlands University in 2018. Ava Dasya also holds a Master in Arts in Theology from the University of San Francisco and a graduate certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Religion from Vanderbilt Divinity School. 

  • Rebecca Morgan, LMSW, is a graduate of Cornell University in 2013 studying human development across the lifespan. 

  • Nicholas Zamora, LPCC

    Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

    Nicholas Zamora, LPCC, graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2015 with a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology.