Our Staff 2017-10-18T22:11:27+00:00

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 Bader

LaTisha L. Bader, Ph.D., LP, LAC, CC-AASP

Clinical Director

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.

Anne Meese

ANNE MEESE, LCSW, CACIII

Primary Therapist

Anne has worked in the addiction and mental health field since 1999 and received her Masters of Social Work Degree from Cleveland State University. Her areas of expertise include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), and the treatment of dually diagnosed clients. She is a member of NASW (National Association of Social Workers), NAADAC (National Association for Addiction Professionals) and EMDRIA (EMDR International Association).

Anne has worked in a variety of treatment settings including residential, outpatient and private practice. After a rewarding experience as part of the clinical team at CeDAR (the University of Colorado Hospital Center for Dependency, Addiction and Recovery), she returned to private practice in Denver, Colorado 3 years ago. Her career also includes previous private practice experience in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, as Director of Chemical Dependency Services at Windsor-Laurelwood Hospital in Willoughby, Ohio, as a psychotherapist at Glenbeigh Hospital Outpatient Services in Rocky River, Ohio, and as an assistant professor at University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, School of Social Work Masters Program. Anne has had extensive experience in clinical program development and implementation, including The CeDAR Women’s Program. She is presently a practice monitor for the State of Colorado.

Anne is very committed to her own recovery and is an active member of the Denver recovery community. She spends her free time with her family, is an avid artist and lover of all music.

Anne Meese

Caitlin Pugliese, LCSW, CAC II

Primary Therapist

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.

Holly Wilson

HOLLY WILSON

​Managing Director

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.