Julie M. McCarthy, PhD

Julie M. McCarthy, PhD

McLean Hospital Title
Harvard Medical School Title
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry


Julie M. McCarthy, PhD, is a clinician-scientist in the Division of Psychotic Disorders. Her research aims to identify neurobiological and psychosocial treatment targets and develop/evaluate treatments for individuals and families experiencing co-occurring psychotic and substance use disorders. She is particularly interested in using telehealth and a multimodal approach to better understand and address barriers to treatment with the goal of enhancing motivation for recovery-oriented behavior change through personalized medicine.

Dr. McCarthy’s work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and awards from the College on Problems of Drug Dependence and the Society for a Science of Clinical Psychology. Dr. McCarthy is a clinical psychologist specializing in evidence-based treatments—like cognitive behavior therapy—for individuals with schizophrenia, depression, anxiety, and for families who are interested in helping someone with addiction.

Education & Training

  • 2008 BA in Clinical Psychology, Tufts University
  • 2013 MS in Clinical Psychology, University of Maryland
  • 2016 PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of Maryland
  • 2015-2016 Pre-Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • 2016-2020 Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, NIDA T32 Drug Abuse and Brain Imaging Training Program, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School
  • 2019-2020 Post-Doctoral Research Kaplen and Livingston Fellowships, Harvard Medical School
Board Certifications:
  • 2017 Psychologist, Board of Registration of Psychologists, Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Phone: 617.855.3521
Office Address: Belmont campus - McLean Imaging Center, Room 106