Counselor Richard O'Meara surrenders license on charge of sex with client; has earlier conviction for violent felony

July 28, 2012

On July 6, 2012, licensed clinical professional counselor Richard O’Meara permanently surrendered his license to practice in the state of Maryland.

In a letter that O’Meara tendered to the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists, he indicated the reasons for his decision were the Board’s investigation of allegations that he engaged in a sexual and dual relationship with a married female client and that he failed to disclose on his application for certification as drug-alcohol counselor a 1989 conviction for felony aggravated assault.

O’Meara admitted in his letter that if the matter were to proceed to an evidentiary hearing that the State had sufficient evidence to prove, by preponderance of the evidence, that his conduct was in violation of state rules and regulations governing the conduct of counselors.

Perhaps somewhat ironically, O'Meara continues to provide "professional training and coaching" to pre-marital couples at his O'Meara Counseling Associates, in Gambrills, Maryland.



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