Discover Washington Court, where apartments become homes in the convenient Vehigh Valley area.Turn your lifestyle into hassle-free living with rent covered heat, hot water and cooking gas, private balconies, spacious floor plans and access to a professionally maintained private courtyard."There's a power differential there," Saunders said. She surrendered her therapist's license to the state.
"Wasn't just wrong, it's illegal." With a wavering voice and tears in her eyes, Marchese spoke at sentencing."I would go to therapy with her, at Oakwood," Huckeby recalled, "and we would have sex in her office for the entire hour." It all ended when Huckeby's ex-wife found a letter in her house, where Huckeby was still living during a period of marital separation. The seven page, handwritten letter was penned by Marchese, who was also married.In it, she confessed that her life had become "Complacent. Laissez faire." And for "whatever reason," she wrote, "I feel that this risk -- you -- are worth my career, my marriage, my life." "It's almost like a promise," Ptak said. To say that Kristin Marchese failed to respect professional boundaries with a patient is indisputable. But sex between therapists and their patients still happens from time to time, and a rather dramatic case in Kenosha demonstrates why Wisconsin state law considers it a crime.Soon after, they started hooking up at local motels.Before long, they were throwing caution to the wind.I care about you.' I just came out and told her my feelings for her," Huckeby said. "If she had feelings, she should have stepped away from him as a patient," Ptak said."It's a violation of his trust," Saunders explained. It's a misuse of her authority." At first, Huckeby and Marchese traded sexually explicit messages on Facebook."It's not an equal relationship." Professor Saunders says patients like Huckeby are vulnerable, confused, and looking for someone they can trust. Power to exploit." The Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services says over the last ten years, 1,667 complaints have been filed against professional counselors, social workers and family therapists in Wisconsin, but they don't know how many of them are related to inappropriate relationships.'With all of that comes tremendous responsibility," Saunders said. Some studies says as many as 10 percent of therapists have had sex with a patient. "Even if it's 1 in 50, that's disgraceful," Saunders said. Huckeby admits his ongoing threats to harm his former therapist are the reason he was committed. And we will both go to God and sort this out." Judge Chad Kerkman sentenced Marchese to three years of supervised probation, including six months in the Kenosha County Jail.