Scott Simon is an MFT Associate clinician at the Christian Counseling Center of Norwalk. Prior to pursuing a calling in counseling, Scott had a successful 30-year career as a trader and hedge fund manager on Wall Street.
In between Wall Street and professional counseling, Scott helped bring Stephen Ministries to Trinity Church in Cos Cob, CT and served as Stephen Leader and minister, as well as being a member of the Healing Prayer Team and Prayer Team there. He has also been involved: in prison ministry at the Bridgeport Correctional Facility, volunteering as part of a team providing teaching and fellowship to bring about positive changes in the lives of inmates; and as a small group leader and Board member at the Elinor Martin Residence and Pregnancy Care Center in New Rochelle, NY, providing compassionate outreach to distressed, pregnant, single mothers by offering emotional, spiritual and material resources to empower the women to make healthy life choices for themselves and their babies.
The environment of the trading floor was fertile ground for gaining first-hand experience about the effects that relational conflict and stress can have on the dynamics of relationships. Throughout his life, Scott has had an innate sense of the importance of the patterns of behaviors and interactions. In and out of the workplace, Scott has always intuitively known how to create a safe space for people to tell their stories and to examine them in the context of both individual and system dynamics. He enjoys working with families and couples, in addition to individuals.
Scott earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. More recently, he completed a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Alliance Graduate School of Counseling in 2019 and is currently a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Born and raised in Rye, NY, Scott and his wife Margaret have resided in CT since 1991. Together, they have celebrated 41 years of marriage, have raised four children, and now welcome five grandchildren. He enjoys an active lifestyle including racquet sports, scuba diving, traveling, and spending time with family.