Simone Lavine, M.S.Ed, M.Phil.Ed., is a Mindfulness, Parent, and Relationship Coach at CFCE. Simone holds two Master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania: one in Counseling and Mental Health Services, and the other in Professional Counseling. Simone’s Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Community Engagement, with a concentration in Childhood Mental Health from Temple University.
Simone’s client-centered, trauma-informed, and identity-affirming approach supports clients of all ages and backgrounds to feel less alone and gain practical skills for coping with, and growing through, the trials of life. No matter what a client’s challenges are, Simone provides a safe, non-judgmental space, and helps children, adults, couples, and families feel empowered, connected, and accepted.
As a 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 not only loves working with children, but is able to use her experience in concert with her formal training in therapeutic parenting to help parents better connect and communicate with their kiddos. Additionally, as a trained Transformative Mediator, Simone can help couples work through conflict to achieve healthier and more fulfilling relationships.
Teaching Yoga allows Simone to share the benefits of mindfulness, movement, and breath on physical, mental and emotional well-being. Simone brings her Yoga training into her work with clients to support mindful living, emotional regulation, and mind-body connection.
Outside of school and work, Simone loves to spend her time gardening, cooking, walking in nature, making art, and snuggling with her rescue dogs, Barry and Molly.