Elizabeth Faragher is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Addiction Specialist in the state of Colorado. She is also an approved Domestic Violence Offender Provider/Supervisor, in Colorado and an approved Treatment Provider for the Colorado Department of Corrections. Elizabeth received her Master’s degree in Agency Counseling at the University of Northern Colorado in 1992 and has completed Level I and II EMDR training. Her clinical experience includes forensic therapeutic services to address criminal behavioral patterns, mental health, substance abuse, trauma, and dual diagnosis issues within both group and individual modalities since I993.
Wanda was born in Guayama, Puerto Rico. Her family moved to the San Francisco Bay Area during her teen years where she remained into adulthood. She completed her MBA and her undergraduate degree at Indiana Wesleyan University with her Bachelor Degree in Corrections/Addictions Counseling and earned a minor in Criminal Justice.
Wanda has experience working with individuals involved with the criminal Justice system and Therapeutic Communities within the Department of Corrections. Wanda’s experience includes advocating for Low Income Families, Children of Parents Struggling with Substance Use, Individuals living with a Mental Health condition and Addiction, and Women and Children coming out of Domestic Violence situations. After Hurricane Maria, Wanda managed logistics and resources from several Universities and private citizens to bring needed supplies to school children and low-income families in Puerto Rico.
Wanda has facilitated group therapy sessions among incarcerated men, supervised dorm programming, and was chosen to bring a turnaround for an inpatient recovery housing unit with over 200 clients/offenders allowing for full compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; successfully bringing adherence and program compliance.
Her areas of interests include substance use disorders, providing care to the Spanish speaking community, counseling using Christian values, and helping individuals on their way to a brighter tomorrow.
Wanda Schrader is an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ICADC), Certified Addiction and Drug Abuse Consultant II (CADAC II), and a Certified Peer Addiction Recovery Coach (CAPR I).