Charles River Counseling Center


687 Highland Ave, Floor 2
Needham, MA 02494
Phone: (617) 527-4610
Fax: (617) 527-6829

Monday - Friday: 9AM - 6PM
Evening and Saturday appointments may be available upon request.

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Meet the Team


Pamela Bourque, MSW, LICSW

Pamela Bourque has been with Charles River Counseling Center since 2016 and has been practicing for a total of 22 years. She holds her BA and MSW from Simmons College. She belongs to the National Association of Social Workers. Pam serves clients 10 and older.

Pamela's specialties include: mood and anxiety disorders, trauma/PTSD, grief, couples counseling, adoption, substance use/abuse, LGBTQ issues, body image issues, chronic illness, and child protection/legal issues. She utilizes the following therapeutic techniques: CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, with a Person-Centered, Strength Focused approach. When not a work, Pamela enjoys traveling, reading, meditation, roller coasters, horseback riding, anime, and yoga.

Languages spoken: English


Paul Ezzy, MA

Paul Ezzy has been with Charles River Counseling Center since 2017. He received his MA, B.S., and B.A. from William James College. Paul serves clients from 16 through 69 years old. He belongs to the American Counseling Association and Massachusetts Mental Health Counselors Association.

Paul’s clinical interests include depression, anxiety, LGBTQ issues, PTSD, and phobias. He uses an eclectic approach to psychotherapy, including CBT, person-centered, and expressive arts. Paul’s hobbies include art, filmmaking, acting, wood-working, and exercising.

Languages spoken: English


Karen Levine, MSW, MCP, LCSW

Karen Levine joined Charles River Counseling in 2018.  She holds an MSW from Simmons University and an MCP (Master’s in City Planning) from MIT.  Karen serves clients ages 12 and older.

Karen’s clinical interests include depression, anxiety, life transition, medical illness, grief and loss, marital and family issues. Karen takes an eclectic strength’s based approach to client support and problem solving. She utilizes cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and solutions-focused techniques among others, and is currently studying mindfulness and meditation.  Karen enjoys spending time with family, friends and pets, growing flowers and vegetables, cooking, and being in nature.

Languages spoken: English

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Moira MacLean-Wideman, MA

Moira MacLean-Wideman has been a therapist with Charles River Counseling Center since 2016, and has over six years of experience in mental health and advocacy work. They hold an M.A. from Boston College and a B.S. from Southern Oregon University. Moira serves clients ages 12 and older. They belong to Alpha Phi Sigma, the Criminal Justice Honor Society.

Moira’s clinical interests include working with issues on race, culture, sexuality, and gender identity within an anti-oppression framework. They treat mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, criminal justice issues, body image issues, gender dysphoria, trauma/PTSD, and chronic illness issues within a social justice-informed practice. They employ an eclectic model to therapy, including Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), person-centered, and feminist modalities. Outside of work, Moira enjoys traveling, reading, creative writing, and photography.

Languages spoken: English


Donna McCoy-Algere, MSW, LCSW

Donna McCoy-Algere has been practicing with Charles River Counseling since 2017, and has over 20 years of experience within social work. She holds an M.S.W. from Simmons College, and a B.S. from Boston University. Donna serves clients ages 7-70, and belongs to the National Association of Social Workers.

Donna’s clinical specialties include anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, LGBT issues, marital issues, autism spectrum disorders, substance use, ADHD/ADD, and grief. She enjoys work that implements CBT, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused-Brief Therapy. Donna’s hobbies are exercising, decorating, music, dance, arts, and crafts.

Languages spoken: English


Renée Meshel, LICSW

Renée Meshel has been with Charles River Counseling Center for many years, and has 20 years of clinical experience. She holds an MSW from Pennsylvania University. Renée serves client ages 15-85 years old, and belongs to the National Association of Social Workers.

Renée’s clinical specialties include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, reality therapy, and issues with self-empowerment. When not at work, Renée enjoys golf, traveling, and quilting.

Languages spoken: English


Sarah Moore-Ede, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Sarah joined the team at Comprehensive Health Services in 2018.  Sarah received her BA from Trinity College in 2002, her BSN from Curry College in 2006 and her MSN from Northeastern University in 2018.  For the past twelve years she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including McLean Hospital and Children’s Hospital Boston. Sarah is trained in the treatment and medication management of all age groups and has experience working with individuals throughout the lifespan.  Her approach to psychiatric care ties together her understanding of the interplay of emotional and physical health and wellness.

Outside of her clinical practice, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, as well as traveling, reading and staying active.  She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the Massachusetts Association for Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurses, and a volunteer for a local Child Assault Prevention Program.

Languages spoken: English


Jennifer T. Moynihan, B.A., MSW, CADC

Jennifer officially joined our clinical team in 2018. She has her B.A. from Regis College, and is working towards her MSW degree from Simmons College. Jennifer has four years of experience in substance abuse counseling. She serves clients ages 16-65.

Jennifer’s areas of specialization include substance abuse; trauma and PTSD (including combat trauma); military culture and family needs - specifically National Guard and Reserve reintegration; grief; codependency; depression; and anxiety. She uses an eclectic, strength-based approach to meet individual needs utilizing motivational interviewing and narrative therapy.

Her hobbies include volunteering, art and graphic design, traveling, reading, and spending time with family, friends, and four-footed fuzzies.

Languages spoken: English


Barbara Wolf, Ed.D

Barbara Wolf has been with Charles River Counseling Center for 18 years, and has been practicing for 25 years. She holds an Ed.D in Counseling and Consulting Psychology from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and received her B.A. from Simmons College. Barbara serves clients ages 18 and older. She belongs to the American Psychological Association and the Massachusetts Psychological Association.

Barbara’s theoretical perspectives include person-centered, empathic, strength-focused approaches, as well as solution-focused, narrative, CBT, and DBT strategies. Her specialties are in trauma/PTSD; depression, bipolar, and anxiety disorders; couple therapy; and life transitions. She has expertise and experience with low-income, underserved women and families, integrating advocacy to meet basic needs, and personal empowerment to address impact of poverty/ stigma on mental health. When not at work, Barbara enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her grandchildren. She additionally enjoys walking, anti-poverty work, photography, and watching sunsets.

Languages spoken: English