San Francisco, CA asked in Contracts and Education Law for California

Q: I'm in a private high school in CA. Can a counselor force me to meet with her if I haven't said anything incriminating?

My parents, therapist, and psychiatrist have all told the school they do not want me to meet her. She is terrible, unlicensed, and makes it a lot worse.

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David Keith Hicks
David Keith Hicks
  • Dunsmuir, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: No court will order you to see an unlicensed counselor. ARe you sure she's unlicensed. Normally, a school guidance counselor takes additional classes to get a certificate to become a counselor, not a license. She might have done that.

Of course, a court could order you to see another one IF THE COURT HAS JURISDICTION OVER YOU BECAUSE YOU COMMITTED A CRIME OR WERE HOMELESS, for example.

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