Meet Our Staff
We are guided by an awareness that most women who begin the DWR or SWR programs 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 WR 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
Founder, Chief Empowerment Officer
As Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer, 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 Managing Director and 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.
Executive Director of Women’s Recovery
LaTisha L. Bader, Ph.D., LP, LAC, CC-AASP
Chief Clinical Officer
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.
Caitlin Duncan, LCSW, LAC
Director of Human Resources and Compliance
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
Clinical Director, Denver Women’s Recovery
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.
Jeanette Kintz, LPC, LAC
Clinical Director, Summit Women’s Recovery
Jeanette Kintz joined Summit Women’s Recovery in August 2019. She has extensive knowledge and passion for working with people with substance use disorders, mental health issues and trauma. She believes the therapeutic relationship between she and her clients is of the utmost importance for recovery. She uses humor and compassion to guide clients to develop integrity, self-worth and self-respect in order to move them to the next level of their healing and recovery.
Jeanette is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Addiction Counselor and is trained in EMDR. She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from University of California, San Diego in 1997 and her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2002. She has worked in outpatient settings and clinically supervised outpatient clinicians and interns in Summit County for the last 17 years. She has also supervised a detox setting and a Recovery Court program. She is a Colorado State Approved Certified Addiction Counseling Trainer.
Amanda Miller, LCSW, CACII, EMDR Trained
Amanda joined the Denver Women’s Recovery team in April of 2019. Amanda’s passion is working with women during their healing process from trauma, mental health and substance addiction. Amanda believes that the healing relationship is incredibly important for those in recovery and therapy. Amanda strives to connect, understand and walk beside each of her clients throughout their process.
Amanda got her bachelors degree in Generalist Social Work from Colorado State University and then continued her education at the University of Denver. Amanda got her Masters Degree in Social Work concentrating in mental health, trauma and substance use. Amanda has experience working in a multitude of environments with various populations including inpatient and adolescents. While working with clients, Amanda has continued to further her education with training in EMDR and will be completing her Licensed Addiction Counselor requirements in the Summer of 2020.
Sarah Lyons, MA, LPCC
Sarah Lyons joined the team at DWR in September 2019 and brings a passion for helping women develop their self-worth and discover their intrinsic courage. Sarah has worked with people in recovery since 2011, and she believes that healing and transformation are possible no matter a person’s history or present circumstances. She obtained her Bachelor’s from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Regis University. Sarah also has an extensive background in somatic healing, including teaching yoga as a form of relapse prevention. Sarah believes that mental, physical, and spiritual health are all connected and necessary for lasting recovery.
Anna Smith, LPC, CSAT
Anna grew up in Eastern Asia, which was instrumental in her identity development. It gave her a deep curiosity about the world, a drive to understand people as unique individuals, and a thirst to constantly learn. This wanderlust led her from career to career and gradually drew her closer to counseling. Anna earned a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health from Denver Seminary, where she is now an adjunct professor. She feels it is life-giving walking with people in the darkest of times, hearing their stories, and helping them develop new tools to overcome. From her own personal experiences, she is aware that there are seasons in her client’s life that are heartbreaking and overwhelming. Anna holds constant hope that those times are not the end of the story and the therapeutic relationship itself can be a major component of surviving and healing.
Anna has advanced training and years of experience with sexual addiction, chemical dependency, and complex trauma. She is a certified sex addiction therapist, and is working towards her LAC. She is trained in EMDR and brainspotting which can be beneficial in processing trauma of all kinds. big or small, helping clients let go of whatever is keeping them stuck in unhealthy cycles. She sees each client who comes in the door as a distinct person, with an original story. Anna works with her clients to establish a safe relationship, define goals, and work towards helping them through the seemingly impossible seasons.
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.
Emily joined the Women’s Recovery team in June of 2018 when she came on board to work directly with the women to develop and enhance life skills while empowering them to grow. Emily then took on the role of administrative assistant where she utilizes her upbeat, helpful traits to ensure seamless communication between departments and unparalleled support. Emily is passionate about supporting women on their path to express their individuality and helping them find a joyful future, her intimate relationship with recovery has motivated her to devote herself to a program that is making an impact in the world, as well as her local community.
Alumni Coordinator & Lead Case Manager
Susanne Neal, LPC, LAC
Lead Case Manager, Summit Women’s Recovery
Susanne Neal joined Summit Women’s Recovery in December 2019. She understands the challenges for women that have experienced trauma and struggle with addiction. She completed part of her internship at a women’s outpatient substance facility in Denver, Colorado and looks forward to embarking on this opportunity as case manager with Summit Women’s Recovery.
Susanne Neal is a Licensed Addiction and Licensed Mental Health Counselor and is trained in EMDR. She received her bachelor’s degree in the Science of Psychology from the University of Phoenix and her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. Over the past thirteen years, she has worked in detox as a case manager, provided individual outpatient substance abuse treatment and groups in a local community mental health facility, a behavioral health therapist in an integrated medical clinic and has a private practice.