Choosing the right therapist can make all the difference. The process of healing and change is dependent on the therapist - client relationship. Please check below to learn more about our counselors.
Elizabeth Barragato, LMHC, Managing Partner
Elizabeth Barragato is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and has been in private practice for over two decades. She focuses on depth oriented therapy drawing on her relational dynamic, and humanistic background. Liz believes that an honest, healthy therapeutic relationship can be the springboard from which many life issues can be addressed and healed. Liz serves as a steering committee member of the New England Center for Existential Therapy, and is on the Adjunct Faculty at the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences at Lesley University. She received her Masters from Lesley University and trained in community mental health, as well as College Counseling settings.
Daniel Simone, Ed. D., LMHC, Partner
Daniel Simone is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and has worked in private practice for over 18 years. His humanistic and existential approach enables him to connect well with his clients. In his work at Crooked Tree Counseling he is currently focused on supervision and consultation with therapists and school counselors. Dan works as a school adjustment counselor at Concord Carlisle High School in Concord, MA. Additionally, he has been an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences at Lesley University for over 15 years. Dan recieved his Master's in Mental Health Counseling - School and Community Specialization, from Lesley University, where he trained in school and family systems, and he holds a Doctor of Education degree from Northeastern University.
Marisa Anderson, LMHC
Marisa Anderson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with many years of experience working with adolescents and adults in outpatient agencies within the Boston area, and she currently works as an school adjustment counselor at Acton Boxborough High School, in Acton, MA. In her work with clients at Crooked Tree Counseling, Marisa incorporates both strength-based and cognitive behavioral therapies to help facilitate and support a better sense of self, healthy relationships, and stress management skills. Marisa received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University.
Colin Cox, Ph.D., NCSP
Colin Cox is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who has recently joined the Crooked Tree Counseling team after many years working with children, adolescents, and families in acute psychiatric, community, and school settings. He has worked with populations from young adults to geriatric as a Crisis Clinician with South Shore Mental Health and as a postdoc fellow at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute. In his practice, Colin uses an ecological framework to understand each individual's experience and works to develop treatment goals collaboratively that are strength based and aligned with the client's values. Colin has experience using varied approaches from dialectical behavior therapy to acceptance and commitment therapy and looks forward to joining clients on their journey to find comfort and meaning in their lives. He earned a Ph.D in School Psychology from Northeastern University and has completed clinical training in both Massachusetts and Utah.
Richard Freid, LMHC
Richard Freid is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has a keen interest in philosophy which he integrates with a psychological, relational, and experiential approach to life and psychotherapy. He serves as a steering committee member of the New England Center for Existential Therapy, and he is the Service Director of the Eliot Community Human Services Adult Day Treatment Program in Lynn. At Crooked Tree Richard offers therapy for adults, couples, and individual and group consultation. Additionally, he is an adjunct faculty member at Lesley University.
Susan Lincoln, LICSW
Susan Lincoln is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has focused her practice on facilitating wellness and healing, enhancing positive and productive relationships, and developing solutions to manage a variety of life stressors. As a therapist, Susan’s approach is to support ongoing personal growth and embrace life-long learning for individuals and families. Prior to joining Crooked Tree Counseling, Susan spent many years working with at-risk adolescents and worked for several years working in an outpatient clinic within a local teaching hospital. Susan has expertise and a strong focus in women’s health, victimization and recovery, survivorship, identity issues, life transitions, and self-care.
Cory McDinger, LMHC
Cory McDinger is a licensed mental health counselor with over a decade of clinical experience in school and community settings. With her gentle and non-judgmental demeanor and strength-based, insight-oriented, relational approach to therapy, she supports personal growth, new understandings, and valuable change. Cory earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University.
Sara Megivern, LMHC
Sara Megivern is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who uses her warmth and humor to connect with clients. As a therapist, Sara works to provide a safe, nonjudgemental environment to make it easier for clients to explore difficulties, navigate emotional disturbances and identify patterns from the past to the present. She utilizes a comprehensive approach to therapy, often integrating relational, feminist and psychodynamic theories to help clients attain their goals. Sara received her master's degree from Lesley University and has since been working in a private and an outpatient agency setting in the Boston area.