Experienced Attorneys Defending Licensed Professional Counselors
As a licensed professional counselor, you have gone through extensive training to understand how to help people navigate issues in their lives, and the work you do makes a meaningful difference. But a single complaint can destroy your livelihood, and all the hard work invested to build it.
Professional counselors in Texas are governed by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. If you are facing an investigation or possible disciplinary action by the HHSC, it is imperative that you seek representation from an experienced professional license defense attorney. Turn to the attorneys at Bertolino LLP to help you build a strong defense.
A professional counselor license defense lawyer can help protect your career
A formal complaint filed with the HHSC in response to an alleged violation of the law or professional rules can have serious consequences for your career. Some common reasons professional counselors face enforcement action from the Commission include allegations of:
- Breaches of confidentiality.
- Inappropriate relationships and boundaries with clients, including dual relationships.
- False, misleading or deceptive advertising of services.
- Failure to maintain accurate records or other paperwork.
- Insurance and Medicaid fraud.
- Failure to report information on abuse of minor clients.
- Criminal activity.
- Unprofessional conduct.
If the HHSC finds that the complaint is valid, you could face administrative penalties and/or disciplinary action on your license as severe as outright revocation. And the consequences for your career can be significant even after those penalties are completed, as the Commission publicizes names and alleged violations on its website for up to seven years.
When you contact us, we will listen. When you retain us, we will be with you every step of the way to defend your license and livelihood from HHSC. Our legal team represents licensed professional counselors throughout Texas.
Do not procrastinate; contact the professional counselor license defense attorneys at Bertolino LLP. Call (512) 717-5432 to reach our Austin office.