Our Team

The Nova staff is comprised of a diverse group of individuals with various personal and professional experiences with addiction. Our team members are fully committed to providing the best possible care in every aspect of addiction treatment and strive to create a caring and supportive recovery environment at all times. Please take a moment to read about our team members.

Leadership Team

Dr. Frederic J. Wilson, Medical Director

Frederic J. Wilson, MDMedical Director, Board Certified Psychiatrist 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.

Colleen Culton,BS, LCDC
Executive Clinical Director

Colleen Culton has worked in addictions counseling for almost 20 years and earned her credentials as a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in 2000. She has extensive experience working with adults in both outpatient and residential treatment settings. Colleen’s approach to addictions counseling is founded on the belief that people can achieve long-term, positive change. Since 2009, she has worked in a supervisory capacity with both clinical and non-clinical staff.

Colleen recently completed studies for American Sign Language Interpreting at Austin Community College.  One of her future goals is expanding service options for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing adults who struggle with the disease of addiction.

A lifetime bibliophile, Colleen can frequently be found immersed in the pages of a good book.  Her other favorite activities include spending time with family and traveling.

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Lora Hufton, LCPI
Therapist Intern / EMDR Trained>

Lora has a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in studio art from Texas State University and the University of Kentucky, respectively. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Fort Hays State University. Before being the Clinical Intern, Lora was an RA at Nova for three years. In her current role, she regularly completes intake assessments for new clients, facilitates process groups, and fills in for the clinical team as needed. Lora enjoys meeting with clients one-on-one and making new clients feel welcome and heard. In her free time, Lora likes to do Hot Yoga, walk her dog, and travel.


Our Licensed Counselors

Cathy Gould, LMSW, LCDC
Therapist, CEA Certified

Salvador Velazquez, LCDC Counselor, CEA Certified

Jaime Valdez, LCDC
Therapist, CEA Certified

Cary English, LCDCI
Counselor Intern, CEA Certified

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What Makes Us Different

  • Gender-specific treatment
  • Evidenced-based treatment
  • 12-Step immersion
  • 90-day residential treatment
  • Family program
  • Full continuum of care
  • Insurance and private pay






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