A Wayzata psychologist who failed to properly document the end of a professional relationship with a client before engaging in a personal one agreed to surrender her license, according to an order made public this week by the Minnesota Board of Psychology.
In 2004, Darlene Heimerl began providing therapy to a patient. A year later, she also began treating the patient's mother.
In January, Heimerl wrote in the mother's file that discussions with the patient were becoming personal. In February, the two were seen embracing at someone's home, the order said. Heimerl stopped providing therapy to the patient that month.
Heimerl also failed to document the termination of her professional relationship with another client in 2009.