If the the New York State Department of Education is not going to educate or enforce ethics codes on its licensed mental health workers, they need to inform the public better about what it means to be a ‘licensed professional’.
Because I honestly thought it meant that if a state licensed professional was in major violation of ethics, there would be corrective actions taken by the state.
That’s not what it means, though.
But the ILLUSION that professionals would have been held accountable if they had done anything wrong protects and prolongs all kinds of abuse, like the kind I experienced at Samaritan Counseling Center of the Capital Region.
This is why you can end up getting more humane treatment from an unlicensed faith healer than a licensed one.