Representation For Mental Health Professionals

The Georgia Board of Examiners of Psychologists oversees licensing and investigations related to psychologists. The Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage & Family Therapists has authority over these mental health professionals. At Frances Cullen, P.C., we have more than 20 years working with professionals in these fields.

We help psychologists, counselors, social workers and marriage and family therapists in Atlanta and the State of Georgia obtain and defend their licenses. The two respective boards take action against numerous mental health professionals each year, and it is important to have an attorney working for you who understands your specialization and the issues regarding licensure.

Complaints may be filed for any of the following:

  • Potential boundary violations
  • Violation of patient confidentiality
  • Providing services for which the psychologist or professional counselor does not have adequate training
  • Sexual contact with a patient
  • Overseeing or permitting unlicensed practice
  • Alcohol and/or drug dependence or abuse
  • A psychologist or professional counselor inappropriately sharing his or her own problems and/or focusing therapy on himself or herself rather than the patient
  • Discipline in another state
  • Arrests and criminal convictions

The Investigation Process

Cases begin when a complaint is filed by a member of the public. A complaint may come from a current or former patient, a member of a patient's family, or a current or former employee. If the complaint outlines a serious claim, the Georgia Board of Examiners of Psychologists may immediately assign an investigator.

It is important to retain legal counsel when a complaint is filed. You may be asked to attend an interview during the board investigation or provide a notarized statement. It is imperative to have an experienced lawyer assist you during these proceedings. Without proper representation, your words may be used against you in actions by the board.

Facing An Investigation By A Georgia Board?

Contact us today by calling 404-806-6771, or email us to set up an appointment and find out how we can assist you.