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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

Casey Green, MD
Medical Director

Dr. Green received his Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Texas in 1996 and his Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He had originally trained in anesthesiology, but after confronting his own addiction issues in 2004 decided to train in psychiatry and dedicate himself to helping those who struggle with addiction and co-occurring mental illness. Dr. Green completed his psychiatry residency training at John Peter Smith hospital in Fort Worth, TX. He has worked at Terrell State Hospital, North Texas State Hospital, and has extensive experience in residential addiction treatment.

Dr. Green is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and board-certified in psychiatry and addiction medicine. Dr. Green believes that effective treatment for alcoholism and drug addiction should address co-occurring disorders, and that treatment must be holistic, strength-based, and multidisciplinary. He focuses on the biological, interpersonal, holistic, and spiritual aspects of alcohol and drug addiction, as well as their interaction with depression, anxiety, trauma, and mood disorders. He strives to give clients individualized care that gives them the opportunity to live a sober and abundant life one day at a time.

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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