Counselor Norman Nickles’ license suspended for sex with client

October 2, 2008

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) suspended Norman S. Nickle’s credential to practice as a registered counselor.  The DOH’s Agreed Order states that between March 2006 and April 2007, Mr. Nickle committed unprofessional conduct involving a client whom he began hugging at the close of their counseling sessions; this progressed to Nickle telling the client he loved her; Nickle then entered into a sexual relationship with the client about which Nickel admitted to six to eight instances of sexual contact at his office, at a hotel and at the client’s home.  He also admitted buying the client lingerie from Frederick’s of Hollywood. 1

1 Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Final Order, In the Matter of Norman S. Nickle, Credential No. LH00004979, Docket No. 08-01-B-1032LH, No. M2008-117549, 1 October 2008.


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