Our History


Williamsville Wellness was founded in 2007 by Robert W. Cabaniss Jr. (“Bob”). Bob opened the eight-bed facility in his family’s historic home outside Richmond, Virginia with a mission to help those struggling with addiction. In 2011, the Fire Lane house opened to expand care for more people, adding 8 additional beds. The expansion continued in recent years, making the final count 4 properties and 26 beds. Since its inception, hundreds of people have sought out treatment at Williamsville Wellness to break the bonds of addiction.

Program Model

A comprehensive, holistic treatment program for adult men and women with substance-related addictions and co-occurring mental health issues. Williamsville Wellness focuses on intensive individual therapy to address the root cause of addiction, using the same approaches utilized for solving other serious addiction problems, as well as the “Smart” Intensive Outpatient Program.

Mission Statement

The mission of Williamsville Wellness is to provide holistic, individualized treatment that offers hope and recovery for the individual addictions, and to the individual with an Impulse Control Disorder. We believe that with the integration of mental health therapy, physical therapies, and other holistic interventions, an individual can gain freedom from alcoholism and specific Impulse Control Disorders, and have a positive regard for life and recovery. Williamsville Wellness is a client-centered program based on respect and compassion for each individual.


Licensed by the Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance Abuse Services for treatment of Gambling Addiction, Chemical Dependency, & Impulse Control Disorders.