Meet The Team

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Edna Laurent-Tellus, LICSW (Chief Executive Officer)


Edna Laurent-Tellus is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of Awake IntuMind (AIM), an innovative mental health care provider that utilizes an integrated approach to the delivery of mental health services. Ms. Laurent-Tellus has over twenty years of experience as a senior administrator, strategic planner, and mental health program developer for diverse populations and communities in Massachusetts.

Prior to establishing Awake IntuMind, Ms. Laurent-Tellus has held positions as the Director of Behavioral Health Services at Children’s Services of Roxbury, Senior Director of Clinical Services at Roxbury Multi Service Center, and Executive Director of Brockton Neighbors United Community Connections Coalition (BNU). Under her leadership and guidance at these organizations, she generated millions of dollars in revenue for behavioral health programs, strengthened organizational capacity for mental health service delivery, and helped hundreds of underserved and at-risk families access mental health care.

As a clinician, Ms. Laurent-Tellus is known as an effective advocate for individuals and families. She has devoted her professional life to developing client-centered and culturally sensitive treatments that empowers families to advocate for better services. The mental health care programs that she has established have used solution-focused/strengths-based approaches to address social, economic, and emotional needs of individuals and families.

Ms. Laurent-Tellus earned a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA (1996) and a Graduate Certificate in Women in Politics and Public Policy (WPPP) from the University of Massachusetts in Boston (2009). Ms. Laurent-Tellus is certified by the Massachusetts Board of Social Workers as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW).


Elizabeth Conward, LICSW (Chief Operating Officer )


Elizabeth Conward is the Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Awake IntuMind, LLC, Elizabeth is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. She completed her Masters in Social Work from Wheelock College; her clinical training encompasses working with individual, group, and family. Elizabeth has over 10 years of experience in the field of social work.

Elizabeth has experience working in the field as an in home therapist, an outpatient therapist and as a clinical supervisor. She has worked for multiple nonprofit agencies in the Boston area such as the Home for Little Wanderers, Catholic Charities and Children Services of Roxbury. She has experience working in community mental health clinics in Boston providing both in home therapy and outpatient therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.

Elizabeth believes that therapy should be personalized; each client is unique and requires an approach that is individualized to their needs. Elizabeth takes time to know her clients, listen to their life stories, and hear about their personal dreams and goals. Elizabeth therapeutic approach is always strength based and culturally sensitive. Modalities of therapeutic intervention that she uses with her clients include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused, Psychodynamic, Relational and Interpersonal and Play Therapy.

Maggie Pierre, LICSW (Clinician)


Maggie PierreMaggie has a Master’s in Social Work from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, a certificate in Coaching from the Boston University Graduate School of Social Work and is independently licensed in social work in Massachusetts.

Maggie is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and has worked with children and adults individually and in groups for 20 years in Massachusetts and California in a variety of areas and settings. The areas and settings include child welfare, juvenile court, foster care and adoption, home based family therapy and outpatient individual therapy utilizing different therapeutic interventions.

Maggie has also worked extensively with schools in order to ensure that the educational and behavioral needs of youth were met.  Maggie has also worked to help clients organize their homes and offices in order to make their space more functional and productive. Prior to joining Awake IntuMind, LLC, Maggie supervised social service intensive care coordinators as well Master’s level clinicians and interns.

Maggie is personally very familiar with the uncertainty of pursuing new ventures and making life changes as well as the anxiety this can create.  Maggie has a passion for social justice and enjoys helping people push through barriers, imagined or real in order to achieve their goals.

Vivian Barnes (M.Ed /RMT)(founder of ButterflyOm)


Meet Queen Viv, M.Ed /RMT, founder of ButterflyOm. My mission is to raise the vibration of the community one person at a time. Whether you choose to receive a reiki treatment in the comfort of your home Or in my office, register for a Reiki class Or we spend Transformational Coaching time, I am here to support you on your personal journey. I am qualified to teach Holy Fire Usui Reiki. Therefore, anyone taking a Master class from me, will receive the Holy Fire Ignitions and Symbol as well. Holy Fire came to this planet, from the Third Heaven, through William Rand of the International Center for Reiki Training in January, 2014.

My quest is to be on the cutting edge of this global shift by teaching people how to relax and allow continual growth, happiness and freedom to guide them throughout their lives. I am trained in aura clearing (psychic surgery), chakra reading and I’m familiar with Crystal Healing and several styles of meditation. I also offer Transformation Coaching and Law of Attraction card readings for those who love to have fun with colors and numbers! All of these studies have increased my knowledge of the healing arts, thus enhancing my intuition and wisdom to share with those I serve. As a Certified Reiki Master, my greatest joy is to teach Reiki to others. I am a member of the International Center for Reiki Training, and my practice follows their format.

Classes are available for those wishing to learn how to give Reiki sessions. Reiki is simple and easy to learn; anyone can learn it, and there are no prerequisites. Once you’ve learned, you can give Reiki to yourself or to others. I would love to hear from you if you are interested in learning Reiki, experiencing a Reiki treatment or interested in one of my other services. Please feel free to give me a call or send me an email to set up an appointment, along with any questions you may have.


Feel free to contact me at (617) 448-3092 or email me:


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