On January 12, 2010, the Washington State Department of Health (DoH) suspended indefinitely the license of registered counselor Gregory Crivello for no less than five years.
According to the DoH’s order, Crivello, who was employed as counselor by a company that contracts with the Department of Corrections to provide services to chemically dependent inmates, “became emotionally involved” with and “exchanged personal phone numbers” with a client-inmate while functioning as her drug treatment counselor.
Crivello resigned his position in May 2009 and has since been involved in a romantic relationship with the former client-inmate. Crivello declined a hearing on the matter and may not petition for reinstatement for at least five years.
Source: Findings of Fact, Conclusions of Law and Final Order (Waiver of Hearing) in the Matter of Gregory Crivello, Credential No. RC 00053368, Case No. M2009-880, Washington State Department of Health, filed January 12, 2010.