People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public.
So suppose you’re an alternative counselor operating under Oregon’s generous exemptions, meaning you don’t need to have a license. What does it sound like when the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners tries — illegally — to bully you into shutting down?
It sounds just like this (shared with the permission of its recipient):
Note that Karen Berry, the “Investigator” for the Board of Psychologist Examiners, doesn’t even pretend that she’s investigating “the practice of psychology,” which is the only thing the Board is authorized to investigate. She admits that she wants a counselor to shut down a counseling practice.