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Our Medical Team

Frederic J. Wilson, MD

Frederic J. Wilson, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Frederic J. Wilson is a licensed MD specializing in psychiatry. He is board-certified in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and his specializations include dual diagnosis with co-occurring substance abuse and mental disorders, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and behavioral problems. He received his undergraduate degree from California Lutheran University and attended medical school at Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine. His general psychiatry residency was completed with the UT Southwestern Program in Austin. He has experience at a number of facilities including Seton Shoal Creek, the University of Texas Mental Health Center, Austin State Hospital, Dell Children’s Medical Center, and more.

As Medical Director of Nova Recovery Center, Dr. Wilson sees clients on a regular basis. Dr. Wilson utilizes a multidimensional approach to the mental health needs of Nova clients, incorporating biological, psychological, and social aspects into addiction treatment.

To learn more about Dr. Wilson, please visit his website.

William M. Loving, MD

William M. Loving, MD


Dr. William Loving graduated from the University of Texas, Medical Branch at Galveston in 1974 and is board-certified in psychiatry (1980) and addiction medicine (1989). After a psychiatric residency at Austin State Hospital, he began practicing neuropsychiatry. Five years later, he joined Neuropsychiatric Associates of Austin, a group practice headed by Dr. Stuart Nemir. Dr. Nemir was the first doctor in Austin to start a private 28-day program for drug and alcohol treatment. Later, he started the first intensive outpatient program in Austin, which was also one of the first in the country. Dr. Nemir recruited Dr. Loving to help in these programs, and eventually Dr. Loving became the medical director of both. Thus began his interest in the field of chemical dependency and treating alcoholics and addicts.

During those years, he worked closely with Dr. Nemir and Ulysses “Mac” McLester, LMSW-ACP, who was also a well-known expert in chemical dependency. For over twenty-five years, Dr. Loving has treated psychiatric patients, chemically-dependent patients, and patients with both psychiatric and chemical dependency problems , known as “dual diagnosis”. Dr. Loving is enthusiastic about devoting his full energy to the treatment of people with the disease of chemical dependency. Dr. Loving addresses chemical dependency as a chronic, self-induced central nervous system disorder. “Alcoholism” and “drug addiction” are terms for a chronic disease that can be managed with the help of education and various therapies. A cornerstone of treatment is teaching patients to use Alcoholics Anonymous’s 12-Step Program as a tool for sobriety.

Jennifer Matthews, LPC, NCC, CDWF

Jennifer Matthews, LPC, NCC, CDWF

Clinical Director

Jennifer Matthews has been in practice since 2006. She specializes in assessment, complex trauma work, and addressing shame-based behaviors in addiction treatment. She has worked in several states, for both non-profit and for profit agencies. Ms. Matthews has 4 years experience in residential treatment settings, including implementing the Daring Way curriculum into programs. She also has several years experience in all other levels of care in both substance abuse and mental health focused treatment.

Jenn completed an internship in 2008 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center Behavioral Medicine Unit and Alta Care. She has been a National Certified Counselor since 2011. She received her EMDR training in 2013. She has been a Certified Daring Way Facilitator since 2013.

Ms. Matthews received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Troy University in 2006, Cum Laude. She completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at Troy University in 2008, Summa Cum Laude.

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