Project Description

María Falcón completed a Master’s Degree as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor from the State University of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico.  She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas.

Ms. Falcón is a bi-lingual (Spanish and English) Counselor, and she has worked for many years in San Antonio, Texas.  She has been instrumental in helping create services for individuals with mental health illnesses through the development and implementation of the Deputy Mobile Outreach Team (DMOT). This program paved the way for the Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT) at the Bexar County Sherriff Office in San Antonio, Texas.

Ms. Falcón’s work has also been extensive with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence.  She served as the Chair for the Latinas Task Force at the Texas Council on Family Violence in Austin, Texas, and she helped developed the 52 State Guidelines for the Violence Intervention Programs.

Ms. Falcon is the author of the Victims Empowerment Curriculum, available in English and in Spanish.  In 2010, Ms. Falcón developed and implemented the Victims Empowerment Counseling Program at the Bexar County Family Justice Center, which focuses on helping victims of domestic violence and their children recover from the effects of domestic violence.  She is also an expert witness on Court Cases related to domestic violence.  In 2014 the American Counseling Association (ACA) published her research paper titled “How We Make Her Stay.”

Ms. Falcon is a published author of a book titled “Seis Meses Para Vivir, which deals with the dynamics of trauma and grief.