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We Provide Professional License Defense for All Types of Mental Health Professionals

As a mental health professional, you serve an essential role in our country’s health care system. Awareness of the importance of mental health is growing; and, as more patients seek treatment, more practitioners are needed to provide quality care.

If your professional license is at risk, we can help. At The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, L.L.C., our experienced team of professional license defense lawyers represents mental health professionals in matters involving the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors & Therapists, the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists, and other administrative bodies. Our lawyers have extensive experience helping all types of mental health professionals avoid disciplinary action and protect their licenses and reputations.

Are You Facing Disciplinary Action as a Mental Health Professional?

Our lawyers represent all types of mental health professionals in licensing and disciplinary matters. We critically assess our clients’ allegations and work closely with them to tell their side of the story. With in-depth knowledge of all pertinent rules of professional responsibility, our lawyers provide defense representation for mental health professionals, including:

  • Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselors (CCMHCs)
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors (LCPCs)
  • Licensed Graduate Professional Counselors (LGPCs)
  • Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs)
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Psychiatrists and Other Medical Doctors 
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers
  • Therapists
  • Other Licensed Mental Health Professionals

From failing to meet continuing education requirements to improperly billing Medicare or the insurance companies, and from committing professional malpractice to engaging in inappropriate relationships with patients, there are numerous issues that can lead to disciplinary action for licensed mental health professionals. Whether your professional licensing board has contacted you or you have concerns about possible disciplinary action based on something that happened in your practice, it is in your best interest to promptly consult a lawyer. At the Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, L.L.C., we handle cases involving all types of professional misconduct. This includes, but is not limited to, cases involving: 

  • Criminal charges and convictions
  • Drug or alcohol use affecting one’s practice
  • Improper sexual contact and relationships with patients
  • Obtaining a license through fraud or deception
  • Professional negligence and malpractice
  • Violations of the ethical rules promulgated by a mental health professional’s licensing board

Taking a proactive approach can be essential to mitigating any potential consequences, and you will need to work closely with your lawyer to determine the best path forward. You can begin working with a professional license defense lawyer at The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, L.L.C. right away, and your lawyer will help you understand what you need to do to protect your reputation and your ability to practice.

Contact Us for a Confidential Consultation 

If you need to speak with a lawyer about protecting your mental health license or any other disciplinary matter, we encourage you to contact us promptly for a confidential consultation. To schedule an appointment with a professional license defense lawyer at The Law Firm of J.W. Stafford, L.L.C., call us at 410-514-6099 or contact us online today.