Candidate for Board of Directors
Reneé C. Feller, MS, APRN/PMH
Reneé C. Feller, MS, APRN/PMH, is an independent, private practice psychotherapist who sees adult individuals and couples. She is an eclectic practitioner who utilizes EMDR and other treatment modalities along with bringing the concept of spirituality and the soul’s purpose into therapeutic dynamics with her patients. Reneé is also a Spiritual Director and a Nondual Kabbalistic Healer.
Reneé has worked in several different hospital and outpatient systems. Past involvement includes working with three psychiatrists to run a medication clinic, working as a liaison to synagogues and their boards, and coordinating volunteers to go into prisons bringing faith-based concepts to the prisoners. Currently she is also the coordinator of a "healing waters program" to promote the use the mikveh for women who desire spiritual healing from domestic violence and trauma. She has worked closely with boards of non-profit organizations and chaired committees as a lay leader.
Reneé listens deeply to others and has a unique ability to see multiple perspectives of issues and situations. She strives to help people maintain their individuality while being part of the larger community.
MS, Counseling Psychotherapy, Loyola College of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
MS, Nursing, Family Health Nurse Clinician, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
BS, Nursing, Alfred University College of Nursing, Alfred, NY - graduated Cum Laude
AHNA; Founding Member of Baltimore Chapter
Board Member and Co-Chairperson of Adult Education Committee
Chairperson Congregant-to-Congregant in 2005
Program Committee for Jewish Communal Professionals 2003-2005
Many of us enter into nursing with a desire to give to others in a holistic manner, wanting to tend to the body, mind, spirit and soul of our patients. Our presence, nurtured by good self-care, makes a marked difference in our patients’ lives.
Some current challenges to holistic nursing are how to attune and tend to our patients, providing for quality of care, while responding to the numerous demands from the systems in which we work. In addition, we sometimes sabotage new nurses by creating unnecessary challenges which may lead to burnout; we need to establish better mentoring systems.
I strive for compassionate self-care and, as an advanced practice psychiatric nurse, encourage this in others. Through my education, professional and volunteer experiences, I have encountered many situations where I have been able to implement the values and changes necessary for the healing of individuals and community.
In order to move toward goals set for AHNA it is necessary for us to be able to align both internally as individuals, and amongst ourselves. I am a longstanding member of AHNA and bring stability, caring, presence, and an ability to deeply understand underlying dynamics in challenging situations.