You may bring a licensing board case against a therapist by filing a board complaint. Mental health professionals, including therapists, must meet the standards of a licensed practitioner with their behavior. If a therapist harmed you in any way, the appropriate licensing board should know about it.
An attorney from our firm can help you file a licensing board complaint. Our team can also seek a financial recovery for the harm you have suffered and answer any questions along the way.
What Failures by a Therapist Warrant a Licensing Board Case?
- You have personally suffered due to the therapist’s actions or failures
- You want to protect others from similar harm by the therapist
- The therapist has shown conduct that makes them unfit to practice, and it is your duty to notify the appropriate licensing board of their negligence
Your complaint with a licensing board may also substantiate any lawsuit you file. If a therapist’s misconduct is serious enough to file a licensing board complaint, it may be serious enough to take to civil court.
An Attorney from Our Firm Can Help with the Licensing Board Complaint Process
When you file a complaint with a therapy-specific licensing board, you should expect to hear back from a board investigator. The board member who reviews your case may contact you to:
- Discuss the details of your complaint
- Obtain an official statement
- Gather any relevant evidence in your possession
- Update you on the status of your complaint
- Inform you of any consequences the therapist faces
A therapist abuse attorney can help with this process. We can organize and provide all evidence that the board requests. We may also handle communications related to your complaint, ensuring that you face as little stress as possible.
What Therapist Misconduct Warrants Filing a Complaint?
Most therapist misconduct warrants a licensing board complaint. If you have any questions about whether to file a licensing board complaint, our firm can review your case and advise you.
As we review your reasons for filing a complaint, we can also explain whether you have grounds to file a civil lawsuit. You may pursue legal action against a therapist who:
- Touched you inappropriately
- Prescribed medication in a dangerous or unethical manner
- Engaged in verbal abuse such as name-calling, shaming, or other bullying tactics
- Manipulated you emotionally or psychologically
- Violated your right to therapist-patient confidentiality
- Engaged in any other unethical behavior
Our team can answer any questions about ethical therapeutic conduct. Our attorneys, Rob Jenner and Katie Kerner, handle therapist abuse cases regularly. We know what therapist misconduct looks like, and we will identify any therapist abuse that you have suffered.
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What to Expect If You File a Lawsuit Over Therapist Misconduct
We can complete a therapist abuse lawsuit for you. We assist victims of therapist abuse by:
- Documenting your damages: Our attorneys will identify any damages resulting from therapist abuse. These damages may be both economic and non-economic. Because therapist abuse takes many forms and affects each victim differently, it is important that we complete a personalized analysis of your losses.
- Identifying liable parties: Any abusive or otherwise negligent therapist could be liable for your damages. Other parties may be liable, too. For example, a clinic that failed to vet, monitor, or terminate an abusive therapist could be liable.
- Completing case-related paperwork: Lawsuits are often paperwork-intensive. We will draft your case, submit all supporting paperwork, and handle all other administrative details for you.
- Hiring experts: We may hire one or more experts to help with your case. These experts may fill several roles, from adding credibility to claims of therapist abuse to helping us calculate your damages.
- Negotiating a settlement: We will seek a settlement to cover your abuse-related damages.
Our team takes cases to trial when we need to. We will discuss the possibility of a trial if your case requires it, and make sure you are prepared for the proceedings. Your interests will come first whenever we make a decision about your case.
Recoverable Damages in Therapist Abuse Cases
Therapists can cause significant harm when they violate a client’s trust. This harm can include:
- Additional therapy expenses. You may need additional, safe therapy to recover from your previous therapist’s unethical or abusive behavior.
- Pain and suffering: You can seek financial compensation for the pain and suffering a therapist has caused you.
- Professional harm, including lost income: If the emotional or psychological toll of therapist abuse causes you to miss work, you may lose income, bonuses, and other professional benefits.
Our team will complete a detailed record of your damages and pursue your therapist and other liable parties for compensation.
Call Jenner Law Today for a Free Consultation
Our team fights for victims of therapist abuse. You deserve justice if a mental health professional has harmed you, and getting that justice will be our mission.
Call Jenner Law today for your free consultation.