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Edna Laurent-Tellus, LICSW

Founder, Transformative Coach, and Therapist

Have you ever wondered how much of your life is affected by the patterns that your brain has formed? Whether your goal is weight loss, professional development, or simply finding the real you, the brain is our starting point.

Brain health is the foundation of Edna’s coaching approach. Her passion is to help you understand how the health and function of your brain impact your life and behavior. Together, you will expose the hidden issues that hinder you from reaching your goals and living the life that you’ve always wanted. Edna helps you develop new habits and create healthier alternatives while equipping you with the coping skills and tools necessary to face whatever life throws at you.

Edna has over twenty years of experience as an innovative mental healthcare provider, program designer, senior administrator, and strategic planner for diverse populations and communities in Massachusetts. She received a Brain Health Coach certificate from the Amen Clinic as well as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has a Master’s in Social Work from Boston College and is certified by the Massachusetts Board of Social Workers as a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW).

She has earned leading certifications from UMASS Medical School's Center for Mindfulness and from Transcendental Meditation to ensure that her clients have access to diverse methods and techniques.

"My goal is to help my clients unearth the roots of their emotional distresses and limiting beliefs so that they can free their mind and live a fulfilling life." - Edna

Awake IntuMind Clinician Team


Regina Pierre-Moise, Ph.D

Clinical Director and Business Consultant

The armor that shields us throughout the day often leaves us drained and incapable of tapping into our true selves. When we struggle to know who we are within, both our professional and personal relationships can be adversely affected. As the Clinical Director, Dr. Pierre-Moise’s goal is to empower the clinicians with the tools and support needed to better assist their clients with their therapeutic self-discoveries.

Dr. Pierre-Moise, a licensed psychologist in Massachusetts, assists Awake IntuMind Inc. (AIM) with expanding its clinical department and services by hiring and supporting qualified and competent clinicians. She provides ongoing consultation, supervision, and clinical leadership to the clinical staff. She also oversees the group practice’s credentialing process with health insurance companies with the hope of expanding access to mental health services to those in need.

With regard to her educational background, Dr. Pierre-Moise graduated with her doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Her broad clinical experiences have afforded her the opportunity to provide client-driven services to members of various communities, which have strengthened her competency around multiculturalism. Dr. Pierre-Moise’s interests include addressing psychological and social factors that impact identity and stages of development to support clients in integrating various aspects of themselves, addressing relational challenges, and coping with clinical diagnoses.

In addition to her love for psychology, Dr. Pierre-Moise is also captivated by the business world. She has a master’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on Human Resources and Global Business. Her areas of interest and expertise revolve around providing consultation to businesses in the area of leadership, employee relations, mentorship, and adjustments to changes within businesses.

Prior to embarking in the world of private practice, Dr. Pierre-Moise worked as the Outpatient Director at a community agency. While employed there, she was able to utilize the knowledge gained from her business management and clinical psychology skills to develop the first outpatient, substance abuse, and school-based programs.

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Nichele Thompson, LICSW

Life can be unpredictable with many transitions, trials, tribulations, and loss along the way. It can get overwhelming and cause us to feel down, sad and underestimate ourselves. That is when it is important to have someone to help navigate those things. Nichele is committed to supporting others on their journey to their best selves, increasing awareness and rediscovering oneself after loss, trauma and years of adapting.

Nichele believes in a collaborative, strength-based approach to healing that is a no judgement zone and fosters a safe, supportive environment for clients to identify goals and discuss in treatment. She recognizes the importance of having a tailored approach for each client and use various methods towards their care. She strives to be a partner in the therapy journey and provide an empathic, open, practical approach to counseling. Clients can expect a thought-provoking dialogue to assist with problem-solving any issues they may face. Nichele combines experience, education and a sense of humor to help address any needs or deep-seated questions that clients have about themselves.

Nichele Thompson has a Masters in Social Work and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW). She has worked in community based organizations for over 15 years working with diverse populations using long-term and brief interventions. Prior to embarking on the journey towards independent practice, Nichele worked within Department of Children & Family Services, Battered Women Shelters, In-Home therapy, Out-patient therapy, Healthy Marriage program, OB/Gyn with moms of all ages and various clinical and supervisory positions within the elderly population. In those various positions, she practiced many modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-focused CBT, Narrative therapy and Grief therapy. These modalities have been used in individual, couples and family therapy sessions to address abuse, aging, health, transitions, loss, anxiety, depression and addictions.


Dawn Fuentes-Holgate, M.S., M.Ed., C.A.G.S.

Dawn has been a practitioner in the field of Human Services for over 25 years and has worked as a Mental Health Clinician for 18 years in various settings such as private practice, community health centers, and outpatient /inpatient clinics. Additionally, she has created and organized Mental Health Awareness workshops/trainings for youth in both middle and high school, as well as for non-profit organizations within the community. Dawn is trained in the areas of Trauma, CBT, PTSD, Prolonged exposure therapy with a focus on Veterans and their families, EMDR, and Complicated and Incongruent Grief therapy with individuals suffering from post and prenatal loss. She also has experience treating terminally ill clients, as well as those suffering from cultural, generational, and intergenerational trauma.

Dawn is a graduate of Springfield College with a Masters in Organizational
Management and a Graduate of Cambridge College with a Masters in Counseling
Psychology and a C.A.G.S. in Mental Health Counseling. She has obtained numerous certifications and trainings such as Conflict & Mediation Training, Healing from complex PTSD, Nutritional and Integrative Medicine, Compassion Fatigue, and others.

Dawn is passionate about the work she does and finds it rewarding. She believes that the most gratifying part of being a therapist is knowing that she had a part in impacting the life of another human being. Her desire is to give hope to those feeling hopeless so that they can strive to be all that they are capable of being.

Awake IntuMind Coaching Team

Rosena Cornet, M.S.

Career Coach

Rosena Cornet is a thoughtful career coach who is invested in the growth of her clients. She helps clients clearly articulate and develop strategic plans to successfully achieve their personal career goals. She works with clients on mindfully accessing their career visions to ensure they develop a career plan that is in alignment with their life, relationship, and health goals.

As a result of working with Rosena clients have experienced advancement in their careers. They have found clarity on how to structure their career goals and have achieved job satisfaction.

Using both her communication and improvisational expertise, Rosena has created and facilitated professional development workshops that focus on team building, inclusivity in the workplace, career vision, as well as workshops that help individuals build their interpersonal and presentational skills.

Rosena Cornet holds a Master’s of Science in Communication Management from Simmons University.

Sheila Cunningham, RN

Health & Wellness Coach

Sheila has helped hundreds of women get in tune to balancing their wellness pillars and recognizing that they are in control of creating a checklist to gauge what areas need more attention, resulting in a lifestyle change. Through her Transformational technique, she will inspire you to live your best life, mind, body, and spirit!

Sheila Cunningham is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years of experience in the field. Her passion for health and wellness led her to obtain several certifications ranging from cannabis consultant, Boxing, and Barbells to Certified Transformational Nutrition coach. She has recently published her 21-day guided journal “Get Perfectly Balanced Wellness Journal” to inspire others to look at health in a holistic view. Sheila has dedicated her life to empowering and inspiring you to live your best life, mind, body, and spirit.

Nicole Barnett

Life Coach / Meditation Soundscape Artist

Nicole is an empowering Life Coach and Meditation Soundscape Artist who is dedicated to seeing sustainable transformation in her clients. She helps entrepreneurial-minded mothers to become more aware of their self-limiting beliefs in order to show up holistically for their businesses, family, and/ or jobs.

Nicole Barnett has a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Wheelock College in Boston, MA. Her love of music has led her to perform positive, high vibrational music in a band around the Greater Boston area at establishments such as the Boston Public Library, Institute of Contemporary Art, The Sinclair Music Hall and Sofar Sounds Boston.

Most recently became a part of an anthology project called Girl Get Up and Move! You are Enough!, it is a wonderful collection of stories of resilience, perseverance, and advice on how to emerge from where we are to where we want to be.

“The secret to being happy resides in the unconscious conversations we have with ourselves. We teach you how to discover the internal conversations and consciously create your happiness.”
Edna Laurent-Tellus