Dr. William Loving graduated from the University of Texas, Medical Branch at Galveston in 1974. 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 also 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.
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At NOVA Recovery Center, we understand the struggle you’re facing – and we are fully committed to help you become balanced and successful in a recovering life. Our well-rounded, personalized program has been designed to address your issues with substance abuse through a healing focus on mind, body and spirit. With this three-pronged approach, we will help you find your footing on a new path, leading you to a happier, more fulfilling and much more productive life.
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- Initial Treatment
We have an entire team dedicated to meeting the needs of individuals who are just beginning their journey in recovery. Treatment for new clients is heavily focused on education and providing basic skills that you will need to be successful as you move forward. By applying proven techniques from the start, we can help you establish a long-term recovery, keeping relapse at bay.
- Chronic Relapse
The NOVA team also specializes in treatment for clients who suffer from chronic relapse. We often find that clients who continue to struggle with their recovery have needs related to past experiences or behaviors that have never been addressed or may not have been fully resolved. We will help you examine the barriers that are holding you back from a full recovery, and guide and support you as you begin to work through them. We will look at your previous recovery experiences, where you have struggled in them, and what we can assist you in changing to create a new experience.
William M. Loving, MD ( Board Certified in Psychiatry (1980) and Addiction Medicine (1989)) - Medical Director
Jennifer Holbrook-McKenzie MA, LCDC - Clinical Director
Jennifer Holbrook-McKenzie has more than 20 years, experience in the field of Chemical Dependency Counseling. She specializes in adolescent issues, family issues and treatment. She has worked for numerous agencies. Jennifer was elected to numerous committees within the organizations. Ms. Holbrook-McKenzie has 5 years? experience in Prevention and Intervention, including designing and implementing Alternative Activity Programs for youth in rural communities. Jennifer spent 8 years of her career in education working as the Director of Programs and Clinical Director for the Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies in Austin TX. During her tenure, Ms. Holbrook-McKenzie was part of the clinical team which revised CI standards with DSHS and was the head of the committee which revised the current state forms. She was also appointed as a trainer with TAAP and NAADAC.
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