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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.

Diane Hallila

Hallila 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. Hallila 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. Hallila is a Maryland Board Approved Supervisor in Clinical Professional Counseling. She is also trained as a Global Career Development Facilitator.

Hallila'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.

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SUN Room 207

Melissa W. Boling

Melissa Boling joined Anne Arundel Community College in 2019 and is a full-time, personal and career counselor.  In addition to her role as counselor, she serves as an academic advisor for General Exploration students. At AACC, she works with students in career development, personal crisis and/or brief counseling. Boling also helps to present workshops to faculty, staff and students on topics including developmental disabilities, mental health and career development topics.

Boling completed her M.S. in Clinical Psychology in 2006.  She completed additional coursework and then obtained her Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor. After completing the required clinical supervision hours, she became a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in 2010. 

Boling has provided mental health counseling to children, adolescents, young adults and families since 2007. She's worked in outpatient and educational settings including the Kennedy Krieger Institute, University of Maryland, Baltimore, and Sheppard Pratt Health System. Boling has experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders and with their families. She is a Maryland Board Approved Supervisor in Clinical Professional Counseling. Boling also holds the certification of National Certified Counselor.

By summer 2020, Boling will be certified as a QPR Gatekeeper Instructor, Mental Health First Aid USA Instructor, and a Global Career Facilitator. 


SUN Room 206


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

Maryland Crisis Hotline 24/7

Veterans Crisis Line
Call 800-273-8255, press 1
Text 838255
Use Online Chat

Pro Bono Counseling Warmline

Crisis Text Line
Text HOME to 741-741

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
Call 988
Available 24 hours

211 Maryland 24/7
Call 211, press 1
Text Zip code to 898-211
Use Online Chat

The Trevor Project 24/7
Text START 678-678

YWCA Domestic Violence

Anne Arundel County Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline


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