Psychologist Ronald S. Jacobson charged with coming-on to patient; surrenders license

January 8, 2014

On September 25, 2013, psychologist Ronald S. Jacobson voluntarily surrendered his license for indefinite suspension to the Virginia Board of Psychology.

The Board initially placed Jacobson on indefinite probation on June 14, 2011.

The Board’s order from that date states that in November 2009, Jacobson sent an inappropriate email to a patient to whom he was providing psychotherapy for recent trauma and trust issues.

The message was personal and expressed a desire to “know each other better.”

The patient told him not to contact her again under any circumstances but he did, the same day.

The order additionally states that he billed clients for in-person therapy that were actually phone calls and billed another client for a session which she did not attend.

Jacobson was placed on practice supervision but ultimately informed the Board that he would not be renewing his license because his professional liability insure had refused to renew his insurance following the Board’s disciplinary action.


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