At Cambridge Biotherapies, we are dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by mental illness.
We pursue this mission by:
Helping patients define and achieve recovery.
Providing the highest-quality, compassionate care in collaboration with our patients, their families when needed, and outside treaters.
Practicing with integrity, compassion, and discretion.
Using evidenced-based treatments, and staying fully up-to-date with emerging research.
Maintaining the highest ethical standards.
Focusing on our patients’ needs first, and tailoring treatment to meet each individual’s needs.
Our goal is to stay true to our mission, conduct ourselves with unwavering integrity, and provide a safe, warm, and welcoming environment for our patients, their families, and our staff.
Daniel A. Brenner, M.D. Medical Director
Emily Monich Director of Operations
Olga Pavleyeva, R.N. Head Nurse
Chrystin Comeau Clinical Coordinator
Ned Almeida, R.N. Infusion Nurse
Daniel T. Thompson Managing Director
Albert Aba, F., R.N. Infusion Nurse
Dana Colley Psychiatric Assistant
Kelsey King, RN Infusion Nurse
Katherine Marcinkus Infusion Nurse
Ximena Sanchez-Samper, M.D. Staff Psychiatrist
Sarah Wise LICSW
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Our clinic is located in a historic building in Central Square, Cambridge.
Hospitals often feel cold and impersonal, but Cambridge Biotherapies fuses the latest technology and research with a comfortable, home-like environment.
Our treatments are conducted by one clinician with one patient at a time, giving you privacy and an opportunity to engage in a safe and supportive relationship with your treater.
Daniel A. Brenner, M.D.
Dr. Brenner attended Harvard University and Tufts Medical School. He completed his residency in Psychiatry at Cambridge Hospital, Harvard Medical School, where he served as Chief Resident. He then served as an Attending Psychiatrist and Fellow in the Program for Psychotherapy. He was a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School from 2000-2010, and is a graduate of the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. He was board certified in Psychiatry and Neurology, and has been in private practice for over 20 years.
Director of Operations
Emily received her Bachelor of Arts from University of Richmond, majoring in Leadership Studies and minoring in French and Dance. She previously taught English as a Foreign Language and special education. Her pre-professional training as a ballet dancer sparked a passion for mental health and solidified her belief in the healing power of recovery. At Cambridge Biotherapies, Emily manages day-to-day operations, designs and implements policies and procedures, handles billing, coding, and collections, checks coverage and benefits for rendered services, leads the compliance program, and acts as the human resources officer.
Olga Pavleyeva, R.N.
Olga is a member of the IV Access Team at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has worked in a wide range of medical settings, including surgical intensive care, and is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Chrystin Comeau (“CJ”) has had a long and varied career in healthcare, working in the clinical lab, women’s health, childbirth education, and chiropractic medicine. She is a trained crisis counselor with the Crisis Text Line and is grateful for the opportunity with Cambridge Biotherapies to be in service to those seeking healing.
Ned Almeida, R.N.
Ned is a member of the IV Access Team at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has worked in numerous medical settings, including outpatient and intensive care. Ned is certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
Daniel T. Thompson
Managing Director of Cambridge TMS
Daniel attended the University of Massachusetts and has experience in mental health services, marketing, and delivery. He is a trained TMS technician.
Albert Aba, F., R.N.
Al is a registered nurse and a member of the IV Access team at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an extensive background in acute care, intensive care units, and public and community health initiatives. Al is certified in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and he is also a certified Community Health Worker.
Kelsey King, RN
Kelsey is a member of the infusion team at Boston Children’s Hospital. She has experience in a wide range of specialties including pediatrics, adults and infusion therapy.
Ximena Sanchez-Samper, M.D.
Dr. Sanchez-Samper is a board-certified addictions psychiatrist, who obtained her degree at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and completed her addictions fellowship through the combined Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women's/McLean Hospital Addictions Fellowship Program in 2004. Since then, she has worked with adolescents and young adults with substance use disorders at Children's Hospital in Boston and McLean Hospital. She is currently the medical director of Spring Hill Recovery Center, senior advisor of clinical services for the O'Connor Professional Group, and an instructor at Harvard Medical School.
Sarah, a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Boston College and a Master of Social Work degree from Simmons University. She has experience working with all ages in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and employee assistance programs. Sarah has a keen respect for our patients and feels privileged to connect with them as they begin their treatment at Cambridge Biotherapies.
Dana is a TMS clinician and psychiatric assistant. He is a graduate of the Massachusetts College of Art and has extensive experience working as a physical care attendant for patients with quadriplegia. He is also an accomplished musician and remains active as a performer and recording artist.