State disciplines counselor Kelly Shanley-Johnson for sex with client

On February 5, 2010, the Washington Department of Health (DoH) issued a Statement of Charges on registered counselor Kelly Shanley-Johnson, alleging sexual misconduct.

According to the document, Shanley-Johnson was employed at an out-patient clinic providing chemical dependency treatment. “Client A” began court-ordered chemical dependency treatment at the clinic in early 2007, as a condition of a receiving a deferred prosecution on a DUI charge.

After “A” left the clinic in April 2008, Shanley-Johnson met him socially and their relationship soon included sexual contact and she continued their sexual relationship until December 2008.

Source: Statement of Charges In the Matter of Kelly S. Shanley-Johnson, Credential No. RC00058575, Case No. M2009-980, State of Washington Department of Health, February 5, 2010.

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