About the Awakening-Nassau Staff

Ms. Kathy Duke is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional as well as a Certified Addictions Professional. She holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Vermont.  Kathy developed the EAP program for the City of Jacksonville and was instrumental in developing a nationally recognized health and wellness program.  Kathy has worked in the mental health and addictions field in both the public and private sector since 1988.

Kathy Duke has enjoyed assisting individuals with a wide range of issues, including family and relationship conflict, trauma, life transitions, workplace conflict resolution and individual mood disturbances, as well as grief and loss. She utilizes a warm, down-to-earth approach in which clients feel free to relax and discuss intimate and sensitive issues.

Ms. Betty Duckworth is the backbone and the glue that holds Awakening- Nassau together. She makes sure all of our clients feel right at home and is a consummate professional at dealing with the complex bureaucracy of the DMV, Northeast Florida Safety Counsel and the State of Florida Judicial System. She helps keep the system rolling and helps the rest of us maintain our sanity. In addition, Betty is a State of Florida licensed Real Estate Broker.

Rowdy Max and Mazie Mae are Labrador Therapy dogs who are always at Awakening Nassau to help our clients through “tough” times in their lives. These two therapy dogs are available for loving and “skitchin” whenever one needs unconditional loving and special care.