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The state has suspended the license of a Whatcom County counselor for having a romantic and sexual relationship with a client, the state Department of Health announced.
Lindsey C. Rogers’ credential has been suspended for at least three years as part of an agreement that she reached with the department’s Agency-Affiliated Counselor Program in July, according to the state health department.
Here are the details of the case, as laid out by the state’s order and statement of charges:
▪ Rogers was working as a case manager at an unnamed community mental health facility when she began serving as the case manager for a 32-year-old woman around Sept. 25, 2014.
▪ In spring 2015, Rogers began a romantic relationship with the client that “quickly became an intimate, mutual, sexual relationship.”
▪ Rogers sent explicit messages to her client via email and text.
▪ Her role as case manager ended in June 2015.
Rogers was punished under rules having to do with sexual misconduct or contact with a client.