Licensed Professional Counselor Board summarily suspends Centennial counselor

DENVER (April 18, 2016) - On April 6, the Board of Licensed Professional Counselor Examiners summarily suspended the license of Centennial counselor Jocelyn Hilling, meaning she may not practice pending formal proceedings to determine if further and/or more permanent discipline is warranted.

The summary suspension reveals the Board received three complaints expressing concern regarding Hilling’s ability to safely treat patients, failed to meet generally accepted standards and resorted to fraud, misrepresentation, or deception in applying for or in securing licensure.

The Board finds Hilling’s behavior to violate state law.  The summary suspension states “The Board finds objective and reasonable grounds to believe and finds that Respondent [Hilling] is not safe to practice as a licensed Professional Counselor with reasonable skill and safety to patients and the public health, safety and welfare imperatively requires emergency action.”

The Division of Professions and Occupations, part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), encourages consumers to verify a license and check for discipline before selecting a professional counselor.  If you suspect wrongdoing, consider filing a complaint with DORA.  Visit askDORA.colorado.gov and click on “File a Complaint.”

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