Meet Our Staff
We are guided by an awareness that most women who begin the DWR program are coming from a place of loneliness, isolation, and a small worldview – one that keeps them blocked from connecting with others and moving forward in life. One of our main goals is to empower the individual to tap into the strengths and abilities she already possesses. Please know that the DWR Treatment Team looks forward to walking with you along your path of self-discovery and recovery – one day at a time.
LaTisha L. Bader, Ph.D., LP, LAC, CC-AASP
Dr. Bader enthusiastically joined the DWR team the first of October 2017. She brings with her a breadth of knowledge and a variety of experience in clinical settings. Dr. Bader has worked in the field of mental health and addiction for more than 16 years. She graduated from the University of North Texas in 2007 with a PhD in counseling psychology and specialization in sport psychology, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Chemical Dependency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
She is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Addiction Counselor, in addition she also a Certified Mental Performance Consultant. Her areas of expertise include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma Focused – CBT (TF-CBT), Trauma Recovery Protocol (TRP), Biofeedback, and the treatment of dually diagnosed clients.
Dr. Bader has worked in a variety of treatment settings including residential, outpatient, private practice, and Native American health care. She spent time in the collegiate environment in athletic departments and counseling centers. She transitioned to DWR after a rewarding experience at the Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR) as the Manager of the Professionals Program and Ascent track (for elite athletes).
She compliments our multi-disciplinary team by providing clinical evaluations, group facilitation, trauma integrated treatment, and brings years of experience working with professionals, executives and athletes. In addition, she maintains a private practice offering counseling, consultation, and sport psychology services.
Tiffany Baker, CACI
Director of Client Services
Tiffany joined the DWR team as Director of Client Services in July of 2017. Tiffany has a passion for empowering women from all walks of life. She brings years of experience working in trauma informed care with co-occurring disorders at the Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, and Outpatient levels of care. Tiffany has held various positions including Support Staff, Case Manager, Medical Coordinator, and Administrator. Her responsibilities were scheduling, managing medications, client record management, staff training, routine file audits, and maintaining high quality direct client care.
Tiffany has completed all required courses for CACI and is currently taking courses for CACII. She played an integral role in the process of attaining Accreditation through the Joint Commission of Healthcare Organizations and is eager to continue to learn, grow and to make an impact in the field of substance abuse treatment.
Caitlin Pugliese, LCSW, CAC II
Cait brings to DWR her years of experience working with high risk populations in the areas of substance abuse and mental health at both the inpatient and outpatient level. After being highly trained in various modes of therapeutic interventions, she brings a diverse and eclectic treatment style heavily rooted in Narrative and ACT therapies.
Cait received her bachelors of science degree in Social Work from Salve Regina University in 2011. Salve Regina is home to one of the most rigorous social work programs on the east coast. She devoted herself to giving back to needy populations through a service year with Mercy Corps after obtaining her undergraduate degree. This is where she began to focus her career on working in substance abuse and mental health. Cait received her Masters in Clinical Social work from the University of Denver with an additional certificate in Interpersonal Trauma Studies in 2014. Cait is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Colorado as well as a Certified Addictions Counselor Level II.
As Founder and Managing Director, Holly Wilson brings years of experience in the field of mental health and addiction to Denver Women’s Recovery. She has worked in some of the most reputable treatment programs in the country in various roles, including her role as Program Director for a nationally renowned dual-diagnosis, extended care program. Holly was responsible for evidence-based development and maintenance of program scheduling for clients, facility, and staff for three levels of care; residential inpatient, transitional, and sober living.
Having an intimate knowledge of the substance abuse recovery, Holly is a strong advocate for clinically savvy, gender-specific, co-occurring treatment. Holly is deeply committed to the recovery community of Denver.
Holly Wilson received her baccalaureate from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University. Holly is a Registered Psychotherapist in the State of Colorado.