Sandra Henderson,


Oroville, CA

Sandra Henderson, Registered Alcohol and Drug Technician

Empathetic and Motivational Counseling at Elijah House Foundation

Sandra Henderson is a dedicated SUD counselor at Elijah House Foundation, where she brings her personal experiences and professional expertise to help clients overcome substance use disorders. Certified by the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP), Sandra is committed to providing compassionate, client-centered care that motivates individuals to change their lives for the better.

Professional Qualifications

Sandra Henderson holds the RADT-1 certification from CCAPP, obtained on October 13, 2023. Her formal education and training in Drug and Alcohol Counseling provide a strong foundation for her work with clients at Elijah House Foundation.

Professional Experience

Sandra has diverse professional experience in the field of substance use disorder treatment and support:

  • Residential Cook, Sierra Health and Wellness Centers: Sandra’s role involved preparing nutritious meals for residents, understanding the importance of diet in recovery.
  • Transportation, Sierra Health and Wellness Centers: She ensured safe and reliable transportation for clients, demonstrating her commitment to their well-being.
  • Field Supervisor, Elijah House Foundation: In this role, Sandra provided oversight and support to field staff, showcasing her leadership skills.
  • SUD Counselor/Intern, Elijah House Foundation: As an intern and counselor, Sandra works directly with clients, providing essential counseling and support services.

Counseling Style and Outlook

Sandra’s counseling style is client-centered, focusing on enhancing clients’ motivation to change. Her approach includes:

  • Helping clients recognize and verbalize conflicting feelings about change.
  • Assisting clients in identifying their own reasons for wanting to make changes.
  • Building clients’ self-esteem and self-efficacy.
  • Supporting clients in developing realistic plans and achieving their goals.

Sandra’s personal journey through addiction recovery inspires her work. She chose this profession because of her own struggles and triumphs, and she aims to help as many people as possible reclaim their lives. Sandra hopes to inspire others to find hope and guides them through the healing process of recovery.

Areas of Specialization

Sandra’s areas of specialization include:

  • Case Management: Providing comprehensive support and resources to help clients navigate their recovery journey.
  • Crisis Intervention: Offering immediate assistance and support during critical moments.
  • Client Assessment: Evaluating clients’ needs and developing personalized treatment plans.

Languages Spoken

Sandra speaks English fluently, allowing her to communicate effectively with a diverse range of clients.

If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use disorder or underlying trauma, Sandra Henderson and the team at Elijah House Foundation are here to help. Reach out to us today to learn more about our counseling services and start your journey to a healthier, happier life. Contact us at (530) 816-1616 or visit us at

Together, we can build a brighter future.

Hear the praise Sandie’s clients have to share about working with her:

My name is Jose, I am a 52-year-old man who was just released from a life sentence. I served 24 years of incarceration before I was found suitable for release by the parole board of California Department of rehabilitation. Through the past six years, I’ve worked diligently, changing my life and understanding the man I was and becoming the man I am today. Coming out of there to this free world was gonna be a cultural shock for me and I knew I would see different times, but I was pleasantly surprised when I found that the program I was going to had caring counselors who cared and were there to help in my difficult task of transition. My counselor, Sandy Henderson is an awesome counselor and is very encouraging and supportive when it comes to my well-being, and our one on ones have helped me tremendously in my continued struggle to overcome some of the character defects that I am still dealing with. I have gained so much insight in myself and I am so blessed to have her as my counselor. The work we do helps me maintain and advance my level of rehabilitation, keeping my Tall sharp at hand. I feel she is a part of my success and progress that I have accomplished in the four months I’ve been out.



Hello, my name is Chris. I am a resident and client at the Elijah House Foundation. I would like to say that since my arrival my counselor Sandy has helped me grow and see things in a different perspective. I was incarcerated for 11 years and in doing that substantial amount of time, mindset. With the help from Sandy, she has opened my eyes to learning new tools and techniques to adapt to this world outside of Concrete walls. I do appreciate her willingness to help me challenge my thinking and learn new things about myself. I look forward to continuing to grow and become an amazing member of society.



My name is Nathan and since I came to the Elijah House step down program, I’ve had a counselor by the name of Sandy. She has helped me learn coping skills, and what triggers are. Dealing with childhood and adult traumas. Learning to open-up more and to trust in a new way of life and meanings of purpose. She has given me a new home and I think her for this.

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