The practice of psychoanalysis in New Jersey requires certification from the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs in the Department of Law and Public Safety.
When a person lacks such a certification, or it has been suspended, revoked, or limited by the board, and they then hold themselves out as a state-certified psychoanalyst or practice as a state-certified psychoanalyst under a false or assumed name, or impersonates someone who is certified, they can be charged under N.J.S.A. 2C:21-20.5, Unauthorized Practice of Psychoanalysis. This is a third degree crime that carries a possible three to five year prison sentence and $15,000 in fines.
When you’re facing potentially life-changing criminal charges, you should act quickly to defend yourself. Attorney Matthew Reisig protects professionals who are facing allegations of misconduct and unauthorized practice of psychoanalysis in NJ. Call 732-625-9661 today and talk to an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney for free.