Thomas Jefferson University

Department of Counseling & Behavioral Health
Felter, Jeanne

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Jeanne Felter

Jeanne M. Felter, PhD, LPC

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4201 Henry Avenue
East Falls Campus
Philadelphia, PA 19144

(215) 951-0434
(215) 951-2907 fax


Dr. Felter is a Professional Counselor and Education Psychologist.  She earned a Master’s in Counseling and Doctorate in Education Psychology from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC.  She joined the faculty at Philadelphia University after serving as a full-time Lecturer within the counseling programs at The University of Pennsylvania. 

In addition to serving as the Director of the CTC Program, Dr. Felter is actively involved in the teaching and clinical training of CTC students.  She generates and oversees students’ clinical placements, and provides group supervision to first-year students who are involved in field placements.  She also teaches or has taught Practicum I: Introduction to Helping Skills, Advanced Theories, Group Counseling, and Advanced Interventions in Trauma Treatment. 

Dr. Felter has extensive experience providing clinical and managerial oversight in community and school-based mental health settings, and has particular expertise working with urban children, adolescents and families who have endured adversity and traumatic stress.  She has developed and implemented trauma-informed curriculum in Philadelphia schools to universally promote the social and emotional growth of urban children.  Currently, Jeanne provides trainings to school staff and administrators on the topic of trauma-informed education to promote empathic and student-centered interventions in classrooms and schools, as well as trainings within community settings to promote trauma-competent service provision.  She is a mental health consultant to urban schools that serve under-resourced children and families, and she is also a clinician and consultant for the Violence Intervention Program (VIP) at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she assists with the training and supervision of clinical staff, and further facilitates trauma groups for assault-injured youth. 


Felter, J.M. & Gorenberg, M. (2015). Bridging Clinics and Classrooms:  Creating Trauma-Informed Learning Communities. Educational Session presented at the conference for The Advancement of School Mental Health. New Orleans, LA: November.

Felter, J. (2016). Creating Trauma Informed School Communities. Faculty Expert Lecture presented at the Defending Childhood Conference sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice. Washington, DC: April.

Felter, J.M. (2014, January 3). Poverty, violence and trauma. The Philadelphia Inquirer.