Enforcement Actions

California Business and Professions code §4990.16 states “Protection of the public shall be the highest priority for the board in exercising its licensing, regulatory, and disciplinary functions. Whenever the protection of the public is inconsistent with other interests sought to be promoted, the protection of the public shall be paramount.”

To promote public protection and consumer education, the Board’s enforcement actions are public record, and the most recent list is published on this page. Additionally, consumers may find it helpful to review the information for obtaining copies of Enforcement Actions, Documents or Publications or Consumer Complaint Information.


To promote public protection and consumer education, the Board’s enforcement actions are public record. Consumers may view pending and prior enforcement actions by looking up a licensee or registrant on the Board’s license verification page.

Enforcement Actions - April 2017


  • Linda E. Bennett, LEP 899
  • Perma Loyette Clendenin, LCSW 27585
  • Francyn Molina, LMFT 21685
  • Lynn Lott, LMFT 13055
  • Andrea de Silets Schoon, LMFT 79095


  • Charles H. Strole, LMFT 18086


  • Michael John Rubino III, LMFT 33900


  • Brian Jacob Bass, ASW 34216 and LCSW Applicant


  • Ava Behzoumi, IMF 75646
  • Luis Manuel Carias, IMF 66931
  • Gerald Bernard Chambers, IMF 66614
  • Theresa Grace Forde, ASW 33290
  • Kristine Rose Grant, LMFT 33765
  • Caroline Rose Iscovitz, IMF 73243
  • Joseph E. O’Toole, LCSW 9539
  • Amy Pesceone-Brborich, LMFT 39739
  • Sheila Rae Smith, LMFT 33287


  • Kenneth Dean Pense, LMFT 24310


  • Alejandro Velderrain Aguilar, IMF 99503
  • Sabrena Anne Bryce, IMF 70136
  • Virginia Lee Coleman, LCSW 21719
  • Gregori Persian Couch, IMF 79938
  • Eric F. Evenhuis, LMFT 13882
  • Amiee Louise Foster, ASW 66463
  • Bernadine Fried, LMFT 31210
  • Ernest Gregory Hovivian, LMFT 41825
  • Erin Marie Leffler, ASW 76594
  • Cathleen Davison Mastan, LMFT 32224
  • Tatiana Marion Lee Morton, IMF 77936
  • Aaron Lloyd Mostin, IMF 81661
  • Robert Anthony Ponce, ASW 60924
  • James Edgar Thompson, IMF 99505
  • Daryl Preston Tubbs, LMFT 25905
  • Kathleen S. Vance, LMFT 37748
  • Sindi Diane Wasserman, LMFT 27586

Glossary of Terms related to Enforcement Actions

Citation: An Administrative action, usually including a fine, for violations of the statutes and regulations enforced by the Board.

Accusation: A written statement of charges which shall set forth in ordinary and concise language the acts or omissions with which the respondent is charged, to the end that the respondent will be able to prepare his defense.

Revocation, or revoked: The license or registration is revoked as a result of enforcement action rendered by the Board. No practice is permitted.

Suspension: The licensee or registrant is prohibited from practicing for a specific period of time.

Stayed: The revocation or suspension is postponed, and the licensee or registrant is put on probation.

Probation: The licensee or registrant may continue to practice under specific terms and conditions.

Voluntary Surrender / Surrender of License: The licensee or registrant turns in the license or registration while charges are still pending. The right to practice is ended.

Public Reprimand: The licensee or registrant is issued a letter of reprimand resulting from an enforcement action or pursuant to Business and Professions Code Section 495.

Effective Decision Date: The date the enforcement action goes into operation.

Writ of Mandate: The licensee or registrant has appealed the Board's Decision to the Superior Court.

Stay: The Board or Court has ordered the Board's Decision to not be enforced pending further action.