James Hovermale, M.S.: Therapist
James (“Jimmy”) Hovermale is serving Williamsville Wellness as a licensed eligible therapist with a focus on Family Systems therapy. Jimmy has a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where he completed a yearlong internship at the VCU Center for Psychological Services and Development providing individual counseling services to members of the Richmond community.
He has assisted with research at Hunter Holmes McGuire, Virginia Medical Center working with veterans suffering from liver disease, as well as research in the Rehabilitation Counseling Department at VCU examining potential associations between social gaming patterns, substance use, and problem gambling. Jimmy focuses on the individual within the family context by incorporating elements of Family Systems and Interpersonal Process approaches, along with Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.