Elise MacCurtain-Cogan, LMHC

Elise MacCurtain-Cogan, LMHC

Elise believes in creating a collaborative and empowering therapeutic relationship where clients can build upon their strengths to find solutions for implementing positive changes in their lives.

Elise is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) with 17 years of experience working with adolescents, children, families, and adults in a variety of settings including mental health centers, hospitals, and schools. 

Background & Qualifications

Elise began her career on the Emergency Services Team for Aspire Health Alliance (formally South Shore Mental Health). In this role she facilitated emergency psychiatric evaluations for the community. 

From there, Elise joined Brighton Allston Mental Health as the Lead Clinician for their outpatient pilot program at St. Marys’ Women and Children Center in Dorchester, MA. 

After several years providing services to children, families, and adults in the Boston area, Elise transitioned to the South Shore and has been providing services in both mental health centers and school settings for over a decade.   

Elise utilizes a variety of therapeutic techniques in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorder, trauma, and transitions. These techniques include Solution Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Humanistic Person-Centered Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) (for which she received training from the Linehan Institute in DBT).  

Elise earned her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health with a Holistic Specialization from Lesley University and her Bachelors’ Degree in Social Rehabilitation with a minor in Psychology from Assumption University.  

Elise enjoys hiking, yoga, and time with her family.  ,