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.
Holly Wilson, MA, LPCC
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 her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University in 2018.
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.
Director of Admissions
Briana joined the DWR team in March of 2018. Briana brings over 20 years experience in the mental health field working across levels of care including acute care psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment, outpatient treatment, community-based psychosocial rehabilitation, and private practice. Briana received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from California State University, Long Beach and a Masters of Science in Psychology from the University of Reading, England.
Briana has spent most of her career working with those with chronic persistent mental illness, where she learned about the effect of underlying mental health conditions and trauma in substance use disorders.
The last five years of her career, Briana has focused primarily on the placement of individuals. She worked for a national family of residential treatment centers, supporting people to find the most appropriate treatment for their specific needs. Briana has a passion for supporting women to find the treatment that will fit them best and to support them on their journey to recovery.
Rebecca Hickman, LPC
Director of Clinical Outreach & Marketing
Rebecca joined the team at DWR as Director of Clinical Outreach and Marketing in August of 2018. Rebecca is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has a passion for working with and advocating for women who have a history of trauma. Rebecca has been in the mental health and addiction field since 2006. She graduated from West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2006 with her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. She started her career as the Assistant Director of the Co-occurring Disorders IOP at an outpatient facility in Philadelphia. After that, Rebecca has worked in private practice doing intakes, individual therapy, couples therapy, as well as running a young adult IOP. Rebecca followed her dream to move to Colorado in 2012 where she started working as a psychiatric evaluator in the ER at Boulder Community Hospital assessing patients who were in crisis, while maintaining her private practice.
Due to the fact that Rebecca had begun marketing her practice since her start in the field, she became connected in the mental health/recovery community in Colorado and started her career in business development and marketing at a treatment center in 2015. She has worked to connect clients who are in crisis to the most appropriate level of care needed, while maintaining her private practice. At Denver Women’s Recovery, she works to build relationships with community partners in Colorado, as well as at the national level. Rebecca is passionate about educating clinicians and providers about ways in which they can help their clients get the support they need, in an effort to save the lives of those who are isolated and struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders.
Caitlin Pugliese, LCSW, LAC
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.
Lauren Voorhees, MA, LPC, NCC
Although sometimes the path along Lauren’s journey was neither straight, nor easy, she always knew she was meant to help those around her. Those harder roads eventually helped guide Lauren to her degree in counseling psychology. While she was in the Master’s program at the University of Colorado Denver, she knew that trauma therapy was her passion and understood the significant link between trauma and addiction. Lauren also recognized the importance of multi-culturalism in therapy. As a result, she has continuously sought out experiences and education to help inform her and to provide a cultural consciousness to her work.
In order to help clients through their journey of recovery, Laurens utilizes a strength-based approach, while supporting her clients in self-discovery and self-determination. Lauren offers an environment of non-judgment and empathy in order for the client to find healing and self-advocacy. Lauren’s experiential base provides a foundation from which the client can access feelings, patterns, and explore their authenticity leading to the fulfilling life they want to live. Lauren’s goal is to provide a space for clients to be themselves, make mistakes, get messy all while learning and growing. Lauren will join you in your journey because you do not have to do it alone.
Alyssa Dreher, CAC III
Alyssa Dreher has dedicated over a decade to working in the addiction and mental health counseling field. Alyssa has worked in inpatient and outpatient treatment programs, developed and ran an outpatient program for teens, worked with expecting mothers and mothers with newborns, and was co-coordinator for the Family Program at CeDAR at the University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora. Alyssa has experience providing education and therapy for individuals, couples, adolescents, and families. She brings passion to helping everyone she works with to help them see that they are worth wellness and believes that recovery is possible for the entire family. Alyssa obtained her Bachelors degree in Human Services with a concentration in addiction in 2007 from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Alyssa received her Level III certification in Addictions Counseling in 2009 and is currently working on her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adam’s State University.
Tiffany Baker, CAC I
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.
Sandra Loftin, M.D.
Sandra Loftin, M.D. is a graduate of Mercer University School of Medicine. She completed her training in Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, along with a Harris Infant Mental Health Fellowship in 2007. She has worked at the Haven, CeDAR, and the Denver VA Medical Center. She is currently Medical Director of Denver Women’s Recovery and has a private practice in Denver, CO. She is interested in issues of pregnancy and addiction and women’s trauma and addiction.