Awakenings Staff


We believe that the culture and staff at each of our facilities can be the difference maker for every individual in our care.

Each staff member brings a combination of education, training, professional certifications and hands-on experience. Approaching recovery work from a variety of disciplines and therapeutic modalities allows our teams to create a truly comprehensive, individualized treatment plan.

Many members of our team are in recovery themselves, and are excited to share the fulfillment they have found with you. We are real people in recovery, we have been where you are, and we are excited to help each individual find long term recovery.

Each member of our team will facilitate your success, and be on your side at every turn, serving as a resource and a role model to help you live clean and sober.

Rachel Reines

Case Manager

What is your mission at Awakenings?

My goal at Awakenings Recovery Center is to provide the best support possible for the clients to help them through one of the most difficult things they will ever face in their lives. I strive to set an example of what recovery can do for you if you work hard and stay clean.

What makes Awakenings stand out?

Awakenings Recovery Center stands out for it’s individualized, but consistent and fair, care given to the clients. The compassion, empathy, and understanding is top notch at Awakenings and makes me proud to be a part of the team.

What is the most rewarding part of working at Awakenings?

The most rewarding part of working at Awakenings is watching life come back in the clients’ after the first couple of days of treatment. I know the difficulties we face as recovering addicts, both physically and emotionally, and seeing that glimmer of hope in their eyes is priceless. I am proud to say that I am helping a fellow addict stay clean just for today!

Petros Colla

Regional Outreach Specialist

What is your mission at Awakenings?

To accommodate any individual seeking inpatient treatment without judgment or expectation.

What makes Awakenings stand out?

Awakenings Recovery Center stands out because all of our staff strives to provide a therapeutic environment where anyone will feel comfortable learning how to feel, deal and heal, without the use of drugs or alcohol.

What is the most rewarding part of working at Awakenings?

Personally, the most rewarding part of working at Awakenings Treatment Center is being a recovering addict helping other addicts. I never imagined that my higher power had this in plan for me. It keeps me grateful and humble.

John Kotz

Director of Operations

What is your mission at Awakenings?

I want to help provide those seeking recovery with services and resources that will allow them to flourish.

What makes Awakenings stand out?

The staff is committed to helping the clients accomplish whatever goals they have. A life of recovery is a blessing, and we want to share that with clients who are looking for that.

What is the most rewarding part of working at Awakenings?

In my experience, early recovery can be a time of dramatic change in all aspects of a person's life. Watching the miracle start to happen in a client is the reason why I do what I do.

Jason Swanger

Director of Admissions

What is your mission at Awakenings?

As a person in recovery myself I know that feeling of hopelessness and fear of the unknown is sometimes unbearable. I want to connect on a personal level to each person who comes to let them know that I do care about them and how they can get better one day at a time to achieve sobriety.

What makes Awakenings stand out?

In the grips of addiction, we are all climbing a similar mountain. When left alone, that mountain can feel unachievable. At Awakenings, we will not only work to climb that mountain with you; many of us have reached its darkest valleys before. We know where you have been, and we will invest every ounce of our effort and limitless compassion to ensure a continuous transformation toward the person you will become.

What is the most rewarding part of working at Awakenings?

I think it’s hard to say what is the most rewarding part of working at Awakenings simply for the fact that we are seeing miracles happen in people on a daily basis when they come into treatment. From the first day a patient walks into my admission office broken down and just being able to see the light in their eyes with a glimmer of hope that this can work for them too makes my job all worth it.

What it means to be an Amatus Managed Recovery Center

  • Person First Philosophy

    Our mission is to get you in the best facility that will allow you to heal and find long term recovery. Whether you enter one of our facilities or another facility, we will help everyone who contacts us find the appropriate place for them to heal.

  • National Footprint, Community Focus

    Our nationwide network of treatment centers and referral partners allows us to make an impact in multiple communities. We want every individual to thrive, and become a positive force in your community. We desire to help people and communities recover.

  • Facility and Treatment

    We are committed to providing the highest level of care, delivered in cutting-edge facilities designed to support your recovery. Every individual gets an individualized treatment plan, with the highest-level of care standards and quality.

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