You do not need an attorney to initiate a complaint against a licensed professional in California. For MFT counselors, here is the site to begin: http://www.bbs.ca.gov/consumer/complaint_info.shtml
The licensing agency will investigate based on a short factual statement from a consumer of services that evidences a breach of professional standards. You do not need to"argue" or prove the alleged breach.Agency staff will assist by asking specific questions that measure conduct against the specific obligations and standards applicable to the licensed professional.
If the misconduct is established, the agency can impose discipline against the license up to and including loss of the license. In certain situations, the agency can enforce orders for restitution. Damages are not available by the administrative complaint process and there is no provision for attorney's fees incurred by any complainant.
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