Board revokes therapist David Ridley’s license for sexually graphic communications to women

On October 29, 2013, the Idaho State Board of Professional Counselors and Marriage & Family Therapists revoked the license of marriage & family therapist David Ridley.

The Board’s document details complaints received by the Board, primarily from females who reported that he contacted them via Facebook, offered and provided therapy services and engaged in sexually graphic and inappropriate communication with the women during their sessions.

The initial complaint to the Board was from another licensed professional counselor from another state who contacted the Board by more than 20 women who shared their experiences with Ridley’s therapy, and provided online transcripts (sessions were carried out online in some cases).

The remainder of the Board’s document contains data about complaint it received about Ridley from eight individuals.

Ridley voluntarily surrendered his license while under investigation but the Board took the disciplinary action of revocation of license and any rights of renewal.

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