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Simone Lavine

Simone Lavine, M.S.Ed, is an Intern Counselor at CFCE. Simone holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and Mental Health Services and is pursuing her second Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from the University of Pennsylvania. Simone holds a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Community Engagement, with a concentration in Childhood Mental Health from Temple University.

Simone utilizes a client-centered, trauma-informed, identity-affirming approach to counseling, and draws from Psychodynamic, Gestalt, Polyvagal, and Family Systems approaches to work with clients of all backgrounds and life-stages. She is trained in Transformative Mediation and is also interested in emotionally-focused couples and family therapy.

As former Children’s Theater Teacher and Director, Simone discovered her passion for helping children explore emotions and resolve conflicts through acting and play. Simone has been passionately working with children of all ages as a Teacher, Mentor, and Counselor for over a decade.

Simone is also a trained Yoga instructor and is passionate about the impact of mindfulness, movement, and breath on mental and emotional well-being.

Simone offers a non-judgmental space where all are welcome to feel less alone on their journey through the trials of life. Outside of school and work, Simone loves to spend her time with her partner, friends, and family, in nature, making art, cooking, and with her rescue dog, Barry.


  • Children, teens, adults and families
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Conflict resolution
  • Transformative mediation
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Play therapy
  • Expressive arts
  • Mindfulness and yoga

Fee: $50 per 45-50 minute session