Addiction Related Content

Staff Profile: Jennifer T. Sneider, PhD

Jennifer T. Sneider, PhD, focuses her research on the role of the hippocampus, with a particular interest in characterizing sex differences and the role of the menstrual cycle on hippocampal-based memory function. She has received funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to apply magnetic...

Staff Profile: Michael A. Fiori, MD

Michael A. Fiori, MD, is a board certified psychiatrist with training and expertise in both the psychological and biological underpinnings of psychiatric disorders. He specializes in the treatment of persons struggling with substance use and co-occurring disorders. Dr. Fiori began his career in New...

Staff Profile: Fernando B. de Moura, PhD

Fernando de Moura, PhD, is an assistant research pharmacologist in the Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroimaging at McLean Hospital. Dr. Moura’s research integrates cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques concurrently with preclinical models to elucidate behavioral and neurobiological mechanisms associated...

Staff Profile: Robin Gay, PhD

Robin Gay, PhD, is the director of psychological services at Fernside, a McLean Hospital Signature Addiction Recovery Program that specializes in treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring conditions. Dr. Gay completed her PhD in clinical psychology in New York City at the New School for...

Staff Profile: John M. Beland, LICSW

John M. Beland, LICSW, is a clinical team manager at the Addiction Treatment Center at Naukeag. He has extensive clinical experience, including providing group and individual treatment to violent and non-violent offenders in the Massachusetts prison system, and to mandated and voluntary clients at...

Staff Profile: Molly Van Wert, LICSW

Molly Van Wert, LICSW, is a clinical team manager in the Alcohol, Drug, and Addiction Partial Hospital Program at McLean Hospital. She began her 9 year career at McLean in the inpatient medical detox program as well as the partial hospital program and acute residential program before transitioning...

Staff Profile: Allison Avery

Allison Avery has been the admissions coordinator for Borden Cottage, a McLean Signature Addiction Recovery Program, since 2016. Prior to joining McLean, she worked in the health care field as a patient services representative and hospice care administrative assistant. Ms. Avery was a residential...

Staff Profile: Noa Kupfer, LICSW

Noa Kupfer, LICSW, is an outpatient therapist in the Alcohol, Drug, and Addiction Outpatient Clinic in McLean’s Adult Outpatient Services. She began her career at McLean first working in the social work float pool before transitioning to the inpatient addiction medical detox program. Ms. Kupfer’s...

Staff Profile: Jennifer Keller, BSN, RN

Jennifer Keller, BSN, RN, joined the team at Fernside, a McLean Signature Addiction Recovery Program, in 2014. She worked first as a staff nurse before transitioning to her current role as nurse manager. In her position, Ms. Keller facilitates groups focused on topics such as preventing addiction...

Staff Profile: Kelly Sagar, PhD

Kelly Sagar, PhD, is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Cognitive and Clinical Neuroimaging Core (CCNC) and Marijuana Investigations for Neuroscientific Discovery (MIND) program, both directed by Dr. Staci Gruber. She joined the CCNC in 2009 as a research assistant, primarily working on studies...

Staff Profile: Amanda Sedgewick, DO

Amanda Sedgewick, DO, is a psychiatrist in charge at McLean Hospital’s Alcohol, Drug, and Addiction Inpatient Program and in the Adult Outpatient Services. She is fellowship trained in women’s mental health. Dr. Sedgewick manages substance use disorders and co-occurring conditions such as trauma and...

Staff Profile: Ray Levesque, LICSW

Ray Levesque, LICSW, has held clinical positions treating trauma and addiction for many years. He also has experience in employee assistance programs in roles prior to McLean. Currently Mr. Levesque is the clinical team manager at McLean’s Ambulatory Treatment Center at Naukeag, a residential...

Staff Profile: Rebecca Sanford, MSN, APRN, PCNS

Rebecca Sanford, MSN, APRN, PCNS, began her career in psychiatric nursing at McLean’s Hall Mercer Children’s Center in 1986. After working in a variety of acute care, community-based, and outpatient settings, she returned to McLean in 2005 after completing her master’s degree. Since that time Ms...

Staff Profile: Arkadiy L. Maksimovskiy, PhD

Arkadiy L. Maksimovskiy, PhD, is a cognitive neuroscientist with a research focus on positive emotions. His goal is twofold: to find out what happens in the brain when positive affect goes awry, and to identify ways in which positive emotions can boost resilience towards negative events. Dr...

Staff Profile: Emily Volpe, PsyD, LMHC

Emily Volpe, PsyD, LMHC, is a clinician specializing in the treatment of individuals with co-occurring substance use disorders and other mental health conditions. She provides evidence-based psychotherapy to individuals and groups through cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies. She also has...

Staff Profile: Quinn Tremblay

Quinn Tremblay has previously worked as a middle school teacher, a high school coach, and management in community-based housing in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. When Fernside opened in 2006, she joined the team, originally in a direct care position before becoming...

Staff Profile: Suman Guha, PhD

Suman Guha, PhD, joined the laboratory of Dr. Elena Chartoff as a post-doctoral research fellow in the summer of 2018. His research is focused on understanding the neurobiological mechanisms that underlie motivation states, drug-taking, and drug-seeking behavior. To investigate these questions, Dr...

Staff Profile: Karen S. Kantor, LICSW

Karen S. Kantor, LICSW, is an outpatient therapist and licensed social worker in the Division of Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction at McLean Hospital. She has extensive training in the treatment of substance use disorders and co-occurring psychiatric diagnoses, such as mood and anxiety disorders. Ms...

Staff Profile: Namrata Das, PhD, MPH

Namrata Das, PhD, MPH, completed her medical training in India and a master’s in public health from Missouri State University. Her previous clinical experience underscored the large gap in knowledge and treatment regimens of Alzheimer’s disease due to multifactorial physiological changes in the...

Staff Profile: Rasshaya E. Vargas-Acevedo, PsyD

Rasshaya E. Vargas-Acevedo, PsyD, is a post-doctoral fellow at Fernside, a McLean Hospital Signature Addiction Recovery Program which specializes in treatment of substance use and co-occurring disorders. Dr. Vargas-Acevedo is bilingual in Spanish and English. Her clinical interests include working...