Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists Enforcement Actions

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Disciplinary actions are taken by regulatory authorities (boards, committees, programs) in response to a violation of the law or rules.  Different kinds of actions may be taken depending on the severity of the offense, the history of previous violations, efforts made to correct the violation, the harm to the victim(s), the likelihood of a repeat violation, and other matters related to each particular case.  These actions are taken to protect and promote the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Texas.

Final Disciplinary Actions - License Denial, Surrender, Revocation
These actions will be permanently posted on this website. Further information, including a copy of the final order, is available upon written request from our office.
Final Disciplinary Actions - All Other, including Probated Suspension, Reprimand, and Administrative Penalty
These actions will be posted on this website for a total of seven (7) years from the date all the terms of the Order have been met, in accordance with our records retention schedule. The regulated individual may now be currently licensed, in good standing, and practicing without any restrictions.

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DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS

Name  Level of Licensure  License Number  City of Residence Alleged Violation*  Disciplinary Action Date of Action
Adams, Jimmie LMFT 4254 Beaumont, TX 22 TAC §801.44 and 801.45-Related to engaging in unethical and unprofessional conduct that discredits the profession of social work and made false, misleading, deceptive and fraudulent claims about services rendered to clients; fraudulently billing Medicaid for treatment and counseling services that were never rendered. 3 yr Suspension 1/15/11
 Adams, Jimmie LMFT  4254  Beaumont, Texas  TOC §505.451-Related to criminal history.  3 yrs Probated Suspension  4/10/10
Alcorn, Leonard D. LMFT 1495 Lake Jackson, Texas 22 TAC §801.44 & 801.48 Related to setting professional boundaries and maintaining confidentiality. Probated Suspension 6 months 07/22/06
Bethany, John LMFT 4391 Houston, Texas 22 TAC §801.44(j) relating to billing Reprimand 12/16/04
Boger, Peter LMFT 2622 Dallas, TX 22 TAC §801.44- Related to failure to set and maintain professional boundaries Probated Suspension
2 years
1/17/2009
Boger, Peter LMFT 2622 Dallas, TX 22 TAC §801.44-Related to failure to set and maintain professional boundaries and practicing sexual exploitation by engaging in sexual contact with client. Suspended 1/16/10
Bordelon, Erika Applicant n/a Crossroads, TX 22 TAC §801.44 and 801.45-Related to failure to set and maintain professional boundaries by entering into a dual relationship with client and engaging in sexual contact with client. Denied Initial
License
7/9/2010
Boyd, Cynthia LMFT 3134 College Station, TX 22 TAC §681.41-Related to failure to set and maintain professional boundaries by entering into a dual relationship with client. Voluntary Surrender 4/02/2011
Boyd, Cynthia LMFT 3134 College Station, TX 22 TAC §801.44(i)(2)-Regarding dual relationships. Surrender 1/16/10
Bull, Dennis LMFT 1626 Richardson, TX 22 TAC §801.44(k) failure to terminate professional relationship with client; 801.44(i) regarding record keeping, 801.48(a) regarding confidentiality surrender 11/16/04
Bull, Dennis MFT 1626 Richardson , TX 22 TAC §801.44 & 801.48 regarding failure to terminate professional relationship, failure to maintain accurate records, & failure to maintain confidentiality Surrender 11/16/04
Burks, Kathey MFT 357 Dallas, TX 22 TAC §681.41 and §681.45 and HSC §611.002-Related to failure to set and maintain professional boundaries, failure to follow the rules of confidentiality regarding the release of mental health records and failure to report suspected abuse or neglect of client’s children. Reprimand 10/3/08
Britain, Mark MFT 3120 Amarillo, Texas 22 TAC 801.44 Relating to dual relationships and maintaining professional boundaries. Administrative Penalty
$500
03/06/06
Brophy, Martin LMFT 3739 Graham, Texas   Surrender 9/27/97
    Bryant, Lonnol LMFT 266 Bedford, Texas   Surrender 10/19/98
Burns, Marvin LMFT 13 Cleburne, Texas   Probated Suspension 10/25/99
Carney, John LMFT 941 San Antonio, Texas 22 TAC 801.44 regarding maintaining professional boundaries Surrender 10/08/05
Carr, Andy LMFT 2334 San Antonio, Texas   Surrender 7/14/03
Case, Robin LMFT 2998 Keller, Texas   Reprimand 10/7/02
Claflin, Janice LMFT 4495 Austin, Texas   Probated Suspension 10/19/98
Curley, Mary LMFT 2692 El Paso, Texas 22 TAC §801.44
Failure to comply with HSC 611.008(a) relating to release of records.
Administrative Penalty
$250
01/12/08
Daniels, Troy LMFT 3983 Temple, TX 22 TAC §801.53 and TOC §502.251-Related to misrepresentation of credentials and practicing without a license. Reprimand   4/10/10
Darwin Jr, Charles W. LMFT 1446 Dallas Texas   Probated Suspension 7/12/02
Davis, Bill Jack LMFT 2504 Conroe, Texas   Probated Suspension 5/21/01
Debord, Bryant LMFT 78 Garland, Texas TOC §502.351 & 22 TAC §801.44
Related to practicing in a manner that is detrimental to public health or welfare and failure to keep accurate billing records.
Probated Suspension
1 Year
07/12/08
Degraw, Darrel G. LMFT 2653 Livingston, Texas 22 TAC §801.237-Related to failure to comply with Confidentiality and failure to provide accurate records of therapeutic services. Voluntary Surrender 7/12/13
Dews Jr., Travis LMFT 2769 Wichita Falls, Texas 22 TAC §801.44(f) failure to maintain professional boundaries. Surrender 10/30/04
Duffy, Richard LMFT   San Antonio, Texas 22 TAC §801.45(b)(1) relating to sexual misconduct. Surrender 10/6/03
Fischer, Jason B. LMFT 201506 Austin, Texas 22 TAC §801.44 and 801.45-Related to engaging in unethical and unprofessional conduct that discredits the profession of social work by failing to set and maintain professional boundaries by entering into dual relationships with clients/former clients and engaging in sexual conduct with clients/former clients. Voluntary Surrender 4/02/2011
Garrison, Bruce L. LMFT 60 Euless, Texas   Surrender of License 10/7/02
Gilliam, Robert LMFT 760 Irving, Texas   Revocation 7/14/03
Harnan, James Applicant None Splendora, Texas   Denial 08/30/96
Kelly, Harold H. LMFT 2416 McAllen, Texas 22 TAC 801.43 & 801.44 Related to making misleading and deceptive claims about the services to be provided and housing amenities. Failure to disclose fees & arrangements for payment. Billing for services not provided. Probated Suspension
1 year
11/04/06
Hedgpeth, D. Walker  LMFT 1494 Dallas, Texas   Surrender 01/27/98
Hibbs, Kay LMFT 1798 Austin, Texas    Revocation 08/12/96
Hurlbert, David LMFT 227 Belton, Texas    Surrender 07/26/99
Kampf, Elizabeth LMFT 3286 Houston, Texas 22 TAC §801.48(a) relating to confidentiality; Reprimand 6/3/04
Kheribi, Habib LMFT 4303 Huntsville, Texas    Surrender 07/26/99
Lawrence, Carl LMFT 2278 Lufkin, Texas   Surrender 5/21/01
Lee, Kyung LMFT 201017 Lubbock, Texas 22 TAC 801.49 Failure to cooperate with a department investigation. Revocation 01/12/08
Litsey, Elaine LMFT 1244 Houston, Texas 22 TAC §801.48(a) relating to confidentiality Reprimand 1/18/04
Loev, Irv LMFT 1550 San Antonio, Texas 22 TAC §801.48, HSC 611.0045, & 611.008 Failure to comply with confidentiality requirements Reprimand 02/18/06
Logan, Jean LMFT 4140 Houston, Texas

22 TAC §801.45 regarding sexual misconduct with a former client (2 years)

Probated Suspension 7/8/05
Luedde, Fullerton LMFT 233 Houston, Texas                  Surrender 8/14/00
Martin, Lisa M LMFT 4856 Kerrville, Texas 22 TAC §801.44 Relating to Maintaining Professional Boundaries & unauthorized billing. Probated Suspension
3 years
02/18/06
Martinez, Armando LMFT 210 El Paso, Texas   Surrender 4/26/03
Meredith, Denise LMFT 3630 Cedar Park, TX 22 TAC §801.237-Related to misrepresenting information on an application to the Board. Voluntary Surrender 04/13/12
Meredith, Denise LMFT 3630 Lago Vista, Texas 22 TAC §801.292-Related to misrepresenting information on application to the board by failure to report a criminal conviction. 1 yr Probated Suspension 04/14/11
Nieman, Carl LMFT 4670 Ft.Worth, Texas   Surrender 01/27/98
Paugh, Jonathon LMFT 2671 The Woodlands, TX 22 TAC §801.44-Related to failure to set and maintain professional boundaries by entering into a dual relationship with a client, failure to take reasonable precautions to protect minor client from physical and emotional trauma, failure to offer services within professional competency, failure to keep accurate client records and failure to timely respond in writing, to a Board request regarding client records. Revocation 04/05/12
Phillips, Jim Gaston LMFT 4036 Mesquite, Texas 22 TAC §801.44 & 801.45 Related to maintaining professional boundaries with clients. Surrender 07/22/06
Prillwitz, Laura LMFT 3403 Denton, TX 22 TAC §801.44 and §801.45-Related to failure to set and maintain professional boundaries by entering into a dual relationship with client. Revocation 8/1/09
Price, Cinda LMFT 3565 Conroe, Texas   Surrender 8/14/00
Robertson, Barbara Lynn LMFT 4442 Houston, Texas   Reprimand 10/24/00
Robichaux-Brewer, Claudia LMFT 1008 Austin, TX 22 TAC §801.291 and 801.44-Related to failure to set and maintain professional boundaries; failure to protect client from harm and engaging in dual relationships with clients. Voluntary Surrender 4/02/11
Ruffin, Rosalyn LMFT 4510 Houston, TX TOC §502.351 and 22 TAC §801.44-Related to failure to maintain records and failure to maintain informed consent on file.         Reprimand 1/16/10
Scheef, Betty LMFT 2086 Lewisville, TX 22 TAC §801.49(f) - The board may consider the failure of a therapist to respond to a request from the board or executive director for information or other correspondence as unprofessional conduct and grounds for disciplinary proceedings in accordance with Subchapter L of this chapter (relating to Complaints and Violations). Reprimand 7/14/05
Shipp, Gerald LMFT 7969 Round Rock, TX 22 TAC §801.44, 801.45, and 801.291-Related to failure to set and maintain professional boundaries, engaging in a sexual relationship with a client, and practicing therapeutic deception. 5 Year Probated Suspension 7/13/13
Stewart, Christopher   1948 McAllen, Texas   Surrender 8/14/00
Swinhoe, Walter LMFT 2381 Wichita Falls, Texas 22 TAC §801.44(i) - Related to engaging in a dual relationship with a client and failure to comply with an Agreed Order. Voluntary Surrender 1/12/13
Swinhoe, Walter LMFT 2381 Wichita Falls, Texas 22 TAC §801.44, 801.404 and 801.49-Related to failure to set and maintain professional boundaries by entering into a dual relationship with client; failure to timely respond to a request from the Board regarding a complaint filed against you and a request for records. 2 yr Probated Suspension 4/02/11
Verlander, Cheryl LMFT 1249 Houston, Texas 22 TAC §801.48 Regarding failure to release confidential records. Reprimand 07/22/06
Watkins, Jong Hui LMFT 200733 Houston, Texas 22 TAC §801.144(a) relating to practicing without supervision. Revocation 4/2/04
Watson, William LMFT 3285 Dallas, Texas 22 TAC §801.44(d) relating to activities that meet the therapist's needs instead of the client's needs; §801.44(e) relating to dual relationship and §801.44(f) relating to professional boundaries; Probated Suspension 7/11/04
Weinberg, Denise LMFT 3037 Houston, Texas    Probated Suspension 01/29/97
Werner, William Jon LMFT 3894 Waco, Texas   Suspension 4/14/03

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For more information about the disciplinary actions listed on this website, please call our office using our toll-free complaint line at 1-800-942-5540.

Click here to review Trends and Analysis related to Final Enforcement Actions

Click here to return to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists Home Page

For more information about the disciplinary actions listed on this website, please call our office using our toll-free complaint line at 1-800-942-5540.

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Last updated August 22, 2013
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