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AACC’s counselors are 100 percent committed to your mental health and well-being, and are ready to help you get back on your path to personal success.


Marguerite L. Falcon

Falcon joined Anne Arundel Community College in 2016 and is a full-time career and personal counselor. In addition to her role as counselor, she is trained as an academic advisor.

She completed her M.S.W. in Social Work and received her certification in Maternal and Child Health and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities in 1996. Since then Falcon has practiced as a licensed clinical social worker and obtained a post baccalaureate certificate in Autism and Management and Leadership Development. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings including outpatient, inpatient, and emergency department services as an evaluator at community hospitals throughout Maryland. Falcon has also worked as a full-time program director at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) and as adjunct faculty at Towson University in the Autism Studies Graduate Certificate program and undergraduate disabilities studies program. She continues to teach as an adjunct faculty member at CCBC and is working on her doctorate with a focus on the transitional experience of autism students post high school.

Most recently, Falcon earned certification in MBTI and Strong. She is recognized as a member of the National Career Development Association. At AACC, she works with students in career development, personal crisis and/or brief counseling, and presents workshops to faculty, staff and students on various topics including developmental disabilities, mental health and career development topics.

Contact Information

SSVC Room 215
Arnold 
410-777-1479
mlfalcon@aacc.edu 

Monday
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday
2-6 p.m.

Friday
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 

 


Letha R. Valiaveedu

Valiaveedu joined Anne Arundel Community College in 2013 and is a part-time personal counselor. In addition to that role, she has been trained as a career counselor and academic advisor.

Valiaveedu has worked in the mental health field in a variety of treatment settings for over 15 years, including outpatient treatment, home-based therapy, residential treatment centers, college counseling centers, transitional programs, and private practice.

She also has served as a clinical supervisor for counselor trainees and as an adjunct faculty member at Argosy University and Trinity University in Washington, D.C.

Valiaveedu has been a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) since 2007.She received her Master of Arts in Counseling from Franciscan University and her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. She is certified as a Multi-Dimensional Family Therapist, QPR Gatekeeper Instructor and Mental Health First Aid USA Instructor.

Contact Information

SSVC Room 214
Arnold  
410-777-1854
lrvaliaveedu@aacc.edu

Mondays and Tuesdays
8 a.m.-6 p.m.


Diane H. Passero

Passero joined Anne Arundel Community College in 2014 and is a full-time career and personal counselor. In addition to her role as counselor, she is trained as an academic advisor.

She completed her Master of Arts in Counseling and Student Personnel Services and received her Rehabilitation Counseling Certificate (CRC) from The University of Maryland, College Park, in 2006. Passero has been a licensed counselor since 2007 and became a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC) in 2009. She is certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Brief Strategic Family Therapy. She is also a certified instructor of QPR Gatekeeper Training as well as Mental Health First Aid USA. Passero is a Maryland Board Approved Supervisor in Clinical Professional Counseling.

Passero's professional experience includes student and clinical work in a variety of academic and nonprofit settings such as The University of Maryland, College Park, and The Harbour School in Annapolis. She was a clinical counselor at two of Maryland’s Youth Service Bureaus and served as the Clinical Coordinator of the Children in Need of Supervision Program (CINS) at Prince George’s County, Department of Juvenile Services. She was the Clinical Supervisor of the Center.

Contact Information

SSVC Room 214
Arnold
410-777-1475
dhpassero@aacc.edu

Hours vary.

Emergency

If you’re afraid you won’t be able to avoid hurting yourself or someone else, call 911 or go to the emergency department of the hospital nearest to you.

For other mental health emergency assistance:

Anne Arundel County Crisis Response Warmline
410-768-5522

Maryland Crisis Hotline
Seven days a week, 24 hours a day
800-422-0009

Questions?

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Counseling Services

410-777-7111

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Counseling Services

Student Services Building (SSVC) 200
101 College Parkway
Arnold, MD 21012

HOURS

Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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