Robert W. Cabaniss, Jr.: Founder

As a person who was lucky enough to find recovery for his own addictions, Williamsville Wellness founder and executive director Robert W. Cabaniss Jr. has dedicated his business acumen, resources, experience, and energy to bring together the best elements of treatment found under one roof.

With a clinical psychiatrist noted for his expertise in addiction treatment, Mr. Cabaniss developed an Advanced Synergized Treatment method that combines five different therapeutic modalities, supported by a highly trained staff of psychologists, counselors, and social workers. No other treatment center in the U.S. offers this program.
A graduate of the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, Cabaniss began a career in real estate before becoming involved in the wholesale beverage industry. Cabaniss went on to expand his business, opening microbreweries in Virginia, Florida, North Carolina, and St. Martin, FWI.

Battling both addictions for over three years led to the closing and sale of the businesses in 2005. Having conquered his alcohol addiction in 2002, he realized in 2006 that he needed treatment to stop his gambling addiction.

In 2007, Cabaniss opened Williamsville Wellness in his family’s historic home outside Richmond, Virginia. Since that time, people seeking to break the bonds of addiction have found Williamsville Wellness to be a fulfilling, whole health experience, treating both mind and body.
“I am pleased and humbled to be able to provide a place like Williamsville Wellness,” said Cabaniss. “It’s a special place where individuals will find the best treatment to begin to recover from their addiction.”
Cabaniss is passionate about helping individuals overcome the darkness addiction brings to themselves, their loved ones, and their friends.