NEW Fredericksburg Office: 540.735.9350
11720 Main Street, Suite 108 • Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Family Counseling Center for Recovery provides treatment services at three locations. Two in the Richmond area with a third in Fredericksburg. We offer the only outpatient treatment centers in the area that are capable of the full continuum of treatment options. We have full-time RNs, psychiatrists specializing in addiction medicine and onsite pharmacists at each location.
We at FCCR understand that addiction can have a variety of effects on one's physical, emotional, social as well as spiritual life. Effective treatment involves matching each individual's needs, goals and willingness for change to the most appropriate interventions available. Our substance abuse program combines medical, pharmacological, psychiatric and counseling approaches all in one location.
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Barbara received her MSW from the VCU
School of Social Work in 1978 and has been
working as a licensed clinical social worker for
over 25 years. Barbara specializes in the
assessment and treatment of adolescents and
young adults and has developed our Early
Intervention and IOP programs for teens. She
believes in the importance of family involvement
and helping to motivate young people toward
abstinence. Seeing young people expand what
is possible in their lives is what energizes her.
With nearly 30 years of experience in the field
of chemical dependency and as a member of
the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis,
Chuck enjoys teaching self-hypnosis to clients
as part of their recovery. Certified in EMDR,
Chuck uses this technique to reduce the effects
of trauma for his clients. He has served as faculty
with MCV's Department of Psychiatry and School
of Social Work. As the Program Director for FCCR,
Chuck brings over thirty-one years of personal
recovery from addiction to his work with clients.
Dr. Martin Buxton
Founding partner and president of Insight
Physicians, P.C., Dr. Buxton is a Clinical
Professor on the faculty of medicine at VCU
Medical Center. He presently serves as Chief of
Psychiatry at CJW Medical Center and board member
of FCCR. He is a a Distinguished Life Fellow of the
American Psychiatric Association, a Life Fellow of the
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
and is board certified by the American Board of Addiction
Medicine. He has been voted Top Doc by Richmond
Magazine's Peer Survey every election since 2000.
Dr. Buxton has held countless distinguished positions
throughout his career and has published numerous
articles spanning the areas of biopsychosocial and
forensic aspects of mental health.
Brendan Hayes is a Licensed Clinical Social
Worker as well as a Certified Substance Abuse
Counselor. He has been providing treatment for
over 30 years in the Richmond Community. He
has worked in both Inpatient and Outpatient
settings and worked for 17 years in Community
Mental Health and Substance Disorders programs.
Brendan considers it an honor to be in a role to
provide treatment for individuals and families
affected by addiction.
Dr. Ron Gaertner
Staff Psychiatrist and Director at Family
Counseling Center, Dr. Gaertner is board
certified in both psychiatry and addictionology.
Having practiced in Richmond since 1983,
Dr. Gaertner has been a member of Insight
Physicians since 1984 and a partner at Insight
Physicians for 25 years. He maintains an
inpatient practice in Fredericksburg as well as
outpatient practices in both Fredericksburg and
Richmond. He’s held countless Medical Director
positions since 1983 and has served as president
of the medical staff at Charter Westbrook Hospital,
St. John’s Hospital and Snowden at Fredericksburg.
Dr. Jeff Sommers
As a partner with insight physicians, Dr. Sommers
has an extensive history in treating substance
abuse dating all the way back to his days as a
chief resident of the detox unit at Denver General
Hospital in Colorado. He has worked with chemically
dependent patients at Ridgeview Institute and
Talbot Marsh Recovery Center in Atlanta Georgia.
He has treated substance abuse impaired medical
professionals who are being monitored by state
licensing boards. He currently serves as a clinical
director at Tucker Psychiatric Pavilion in Richmond,
VA. In addition to being board-certified by the board
of American Board of psychiatry neurology,
Dr. Sommers has added qualifications in
geropsychiatry and addiction psychiatry.
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