Michele Garofalo

Michele Garofalo (no photo)


Academic Credentials

B.A., West Virginia University
M.A., Ed.D., The George Washington University


Other Information

Teaching Area

  • Counseling Skills
  • Practices of School Counseling
  • Internship-School Counseling
  • Practicum-School Counseling

Research Interests

  • Counselor Training and Supervision
  • Character Education
  • Bullying
  • Adolescent Stress
  • Ethical and legal issues in counseling

Michele C. Garofalo, Ed.D., LPC, NCC is the Chair in the Department of 
Counseling and School Counseling Program Director at Marymount University in 
Arlington, Virginia.  She has worked as a school counselor at the elementary and middle school levels in both independent and public schools. She consults with area schools on a variety of school-related topics and mental health issues.  Dr. Garofalo is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has maintained a private practice where she worked with adolescents and parents. Dr. Garofalo was named the Outstanding Counselor Educator for 2012-2013 by the Virginia School Counselor Association. She teaches school counseling courses and provides supervision for school counseling internship students. Dr. Garofalo also teaches courses in the Ed.D. program in Counselor Education and Supervision. Her research interests include character education, bullying, school climate, crisis planning and response in schools, counselor training and supervision, adolescent stress, and ethical and legal issues. 

Dr. Garofalo founded the Mu Upsilon Gamma chapter of the Chi Sigma Iota Honor Society at Marymount University and served as its faculty advisor for eleven years.



Phone: 703-284-3822

Email: Michele.Garofalo@marymount.edu