Dr. David Greenfield
Dr. Greenfield is the founder and medical director of The Center for Internet and Technology Addiction and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine where he teaches Behavioral Addiction Medicine and supervises residents in psychiatry. He is a leading authority on Internet and technology addiction and author of numerous articles/book chapters and the book Virtual Addiction which in 1999 rang an early warning regarding the world’s growing Internet Addiction problem. Dr. Greenfield participates with the national and international psychiatric community by sharing his expertise through lectures, research, and various publications. He holds advanced training and board certifications in Addictions, Addiction Medicine, and Clinical Psychopharmacology.
Dr. Greenfield lectures throughout the world, and has appeared on CNN, Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Fox News, ESPN, NPR and HBO. He’s been featured in U.S. News and World Report, Newsweek, People, Time, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and The Economist.
Dr. Greenfield’s recent work is focused on the neurobiology of compulsive Internet, Smartphone, and screen use. He is credited with popularizing the variable reinforcement (slot machine model) of behavioral addictions and the dopamine-behavioral addiction connection.
Jodi joins our team with over 22 years of administration and operations experience, with positions at Cleveland Clinic and Baystate Health. In her previous roles, she has been responsible for the overall continuity of the client experience, facility operations, community outreach, and program design. Jodi is well-versed in targeting, developing, and implementing identified opportunities for growth and development in a program to enhance the client and family experience. At the Greenfield Recovery Center, Jodi is responsible for overall program operational and client experience standards of excellence for the Recovery Center and Tech Addiction Clinic.
Therapist/Digital Wellness Specialist
Dr. Deanna Ferrentino, PsyD
Therapist/Digital Wellness Specialist
Dr. Deanna has been trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma Affect Regulation Guide for Education and Treatment (TARGET), and Motivational Interviewing. She also has extensive experience conducting psychological evaluations, with a passion for conducting personality assessment. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Western New England University and earned both her master’s and doctoral degree in clinical psychology from University of Hartford. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Nova Southeastern University’s Psychology Services Center and her post-doctoral residency at Citrus Health Network in one of their residential treatment programs. Dr. Deanna has worked in a variety of treatment settings; she has a strong passion for working in residential treatment settings due to the positive benefits she has witnessed.
Brianna comes from a wide variety of educational and behavioral health backgrounds. She has over three years of experience working with children with disabilities and Autism and had previously worked with adults struggling with a mental illness. She grew up in a small Vermont town working and playing outside most of her life and hopes to help spark interest in the outdoors within others. Brianna says, “I have lived through hardship and struggle and hope to spend my time helping others who need someone to look up to.”
Christine comes to the Greenfield Center with experience working at a residential group home where she supported individuals in coping with mental health issues and mentored them in achieving their activities of daily living. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is passionate about addiction recovery and says, “I want to be a support to those in recovery because I know from experience how addiction takes over a person’s life. Healthy, sustainable living is possible for everyone and I want to show by example how it can be done.”