Mrs. Simoni's COUNSELING CORNER
Thank you for visiting my Lilja Elementary School "Counseling Corner" webpage. I hope you will find it helpful in providing an assortment of information and resources.
Please feel free to contact me with feedback so that I can continue to grow this site in more helpful ways.
Wishing your family the best for a wonderful school year!
:) Mrs. Simoni
I grew up relatively locally in Belmont, attending Nichols College for my undergraduate degree in Psychology before heading straight into a School Counseling graduate program at Boston College. I've been working with elementary students since I was just a middle-schooler myself! I was always very certain of this passion as I eagerly pursued the steps towards my professional dreams.
I hold Massachusetts licensure as a School Guidance Counselor and School Adjustment Counselor/School Social Worker. Before starting at Lilja in 2017, I spent a few years in the Watertown Public Schools in related roles. I've also worked with students of all ages within summer enrichment and extended school year programs, as well as in group counseling capacities outside of schools.
When I'm not at work, I enjoy spending time with my extended family and friends. I have always been a dog fanatic, and my husband and I are very thankful for our lovable Chocolate Labrador Retriever named Scooby. (Check out the picture page to spot him visiting Lilja as he's been trained as a therapy dog!) We have also thoroughly enjoyed becoming parents to our daughter Carey in 2019 and our son Tyler in 2021!
I spend countless other hours at the rink coaching youth ice hockey programs. I've been skating for my whole life and I was fortunate to also play through college. I enjoy giving back to the sport that provided me with infinite unforgettable memories, while it's so rewarding to support youth in this fun environment. Furthermore, I'm a dedicated Boston sports fan of the Bruins, Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics!