Addiction Related Content

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...

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...

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...

Omotola T’Sarumi, MD

Omotola T’Sarumi, MD, is a psychiatrist in charge in McLean Hospital’s Center of Excellence in Depression and Anxiety Disorders. Dr. T’Sarumi completed her medical degree at Xavier University School of Medicine and is fellowship-trained in addiction psychiatry. In her current role, Dr. T’Sarumi...

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...

Katie Lee Loatman, PhD

Katie Lee Loatman, PhD, is a staff psychologist who has extensive training in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders (such as depression, OCD, and social anxiety) as well as substance use disorders in adults and adolescents. Dr. Loatman has specialized training in the delivery of cognitive...

Emily Deringer, MD

Emily Deringer, MD, is a board-certified general and addiction psychiatrist with clinical interests including treatment of co-occurring substance use and personality disorders, psychodynamic psychotherapy, and emergency psychiatric evaluation and treatment. Dr. Deringer is an assistant program...

Jessica A. Dreifuss, PhD

Jessica A. Dreifuss, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with extensive training and experience in using scientifically proven therapeutic approaches to treat individuals and couples with a variety of psychological, behavioral, and relationship problems. Dr. Dreifuss specializes in incorporating...

Julie M. McCarthy, PhD

Julie M. McCarthy, PhD, is a clinician-scientist in the Center of Excellence in 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...

David H. Gill, MD

David H. Gill, MD, has been a public sector psychiatrist for over four decades, serving as medical director of inpatient units, substance use disorder treatment facilities, a community mental health center, and a partial hospital program. He has been consultant to the courts, prisons, special...

Blake T. Hilton, PsyD

Blake T. Hilton, PsyD, is a clinical and research psychologist in the Center of Excellence in Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction at McLean Hospital. He is also the director of the outpatient trauma track in the Alcohol, Drug, and Addiction Treatment Program. Dr. Hilton’s clinical and research activities...

Zafar N. Naqvi, MBBS

Dr. Zafar N. Naqvi is currently working as a psychiatrist in charge at the Alcohol, Drug, and Addiction Inpatient Program at McLean Hospital and is also a member of McLean’s Institute of Coaching. Dr. Naqvi has 21 years of cross-cultural experience as a psychiatrist and 10 years as a psychoanalyst...

Robert P. Drozek, LICSW

Robert P. Drozek, LICSW, is an individual and group psychotherapist at McLean Hospital, specializing in the treatment of personality disorders, trauma and dissociative disorders, and addiction. Mr. Drozek serves as a therapist in the Gunderson Outpatient Program, a therapist and supervisor in the...

James D. Wines, MD, MPH

James D. Wines, MD, MPH, is a staff psychiatrist at Fernside, one of McLean’s Signature Addiction Recovery Programs. Dr. Wines has worked at McLean in various capacities since 1993. His research focuses on addiction and drug policy. Dr. Wines received his medical degree from The Ohio State...

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...

Alison Wakeford, PhD

Alison Wakeford, PhD, is currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Behavioral Biology Program in McLean Hospital. Previously, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, where she examined the contribution of early-life stress to the abuse-related effects of cocaine...

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...

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...

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...

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...