Meet Our Staff

Hill Country Detox is a sister company of Nova Recovery Center, a long-term residential treatment center that offers a full continuum of care for individuals who are suffering from addiction. The staff at Hill Country Detox is comprised of experienced, compassionate individuals who are dedicated to improving the lives of clients in detox and in their ongoing treatment. Our staff members each contribute their unique skills, life experiences, and treatment specialties to maintain a program that provides the highest quality detox treatment for overall wellness and addiction recovery. Please take a moment and get to know the team at Hill Country Detox.

Dr. Frederic J. Wilson

Frederic Wilson – 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.

Jenn Matthews - Clinical DirectorJenn Matthews – Clinical Director

Ms. Matthews started in the field in 2006. She specializes in assessment, complex trauma work, and addressing shame-based behaviors in addiction treatment. She has worked in several states, in both the public and the private sector. Her focus is in implementing the Daring Way curriculum into programming, providing schema therapy-based approaches in Nova’s clinical work, and providing trauma consult and one-on-one work. She has worked in all other levels of care in both substance abuse and mental health focused treatment as well. Jenn is a trained Disaster Mental Health Counselor with the Red Cross and is also active in the Daring Way community in Texas. Ms. Matthews received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Troy University in 2006, Cum Laude. She completed her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology at Troy University in 2008, Summa Cum Laude.

Phillip HuttonPhillip Hutton – Executive Chef

Phillip attended a private school in Austin, Texas where he completed various college courses before discovering his love for the art of cooking. He first began cooking in an effort to pay for college and ended up working for a number of classically-trained chefs from France and Italy. He continued to expand his cooking education with on-the-job experience running a custom catering company and regional Italian restaurant for six years. Since then, Phillip has continually operated food service programs within the addiction treatment industry for eight years, including locations all across the state of Texas. He joined the Nova team in 2016 because he believes the company leadership genuinely cares about outcomes and client care. When he’s not working, Phillip loves spending time with his wife and two children, playing golf, working out, and playing music.

Chris MarshallChris Marshall – Detox Counselor

Chris completed his substance abuse education at Austin Community College. He has worked with a diverse population in both residential and outpatient settings in the Austin area for the past six years. As the detox counselor at Hill Country Detox, Chris provides collaborative, empathic case management, communicates with family members about client progress, and addresses the various thoughts and feelings associated with the detox experience. He also facilitates group meetings that are primarily focused on planting the seeds of early recovery. Chris firmly believes in the work Nova does because he has seen the impact the program has on the lives of people in recovery. When Chris is not at work, he is cheering on the San Antonio Spurs. He is a foster parent and enjoys spending weekends with the children in his care. Chris also serves on the University High School board which is the only school for students in recovery in the Austin area.