Renée Felder

Psychotherapy is a very personal, often intimidating experience. I value the relationship that I build with my clients in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.

My practice covers a broad range of issues including depression, anxiety, stress, grief, and life transitions such as becoming a new parent, work-life balance, divorce, and job changes. I also offer couples counseling and support for families with parenting challenges.

In addition, I am a trained divorce mediator. With the help of a mediator, spouses can negotiate the terms of their divorce and or custody agreement.

My personal strengths lie in my ability to:

  • listen carefully and compassionately,
  • provide a supportive environment, and
  • provide thorough assessments.

Using these skills, I help my clients transform problems into growth opportunities.


  • Masters in Social Services (MSS), 2001, Bryn Mawr College
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Certificate in Child and Adolescent Therapy
  • Certificate in Mindfulness Practice
  • Trained at Jewish Family Services, Wilmington DE and Family Service of Chester County, West Chester PA
  • Training and volunteer as a Divorce Mediator at Good Shepherd Mediation Center, Philadelphia, PA
  • Training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and Gottman Method Couples Therapy

Professional Memberships:

  • Member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Member of the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work (PSCSW)
  • Member of the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce

When Looking for a Therapist

Rule out any physical problem that could explain your symptoms with your primary care physician.

Therapists have different professional backgrounds and specialties. Take the time to select the professional that best suits your needs.

There are many different types of psychotherapy. The type of therapy a therapist uses depends on the condition being treated, the style of the therapist, and the needs of the person seeking therapy. A therapist may often use a combination of therapies such as attachment-based therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness practice, and/or talk therapy.

Identify one or more possible therapists. Have a conversation with the potential therapist or therapists to get an idea of how therapy would proceed and whether or not you feel comfortable with the therapist.