A dear friend of mine was in a heated custody battle with her ex. A Forensic Pscychologist determined, after an evaluation, that custody should be granted to the mother, due to the fact that, amongst several other reasons, the father was alienating the child from the mother.
A court mediator also agreed that the father was combatitive in every approach of the matter, and was causing undue emotional harm to the child and all involved. The mediator ordered the parents to seek counseling together. Transitions aka Margot Tepperman was chosen from a list.
Upon the second meeting, the mother addressed a concern that she felt threatened by the fact that the father was following her and even photographing her without her knowledge or consent. They call that stalking. Margot said it was none of her business, showed no concern, and even though the father admitted it and had photos with him at the counseling session, Margot refused to contact the authorities.
After that the mother refused to go see Margot any longer. The father brought the child in and Margot saw them together, even though the custody order stated that no counselor was to see the child without the mothers permission. Margot didn't even bother to notify the mother that the child came into the office.
Margot then wrote up a stellar report for the father to bring to court. When the mother asked how this was possible, Margot Tepperman stated that "he paid me to do it".
On top of all of that, she even released private information. about the mother and her family to the father several other parties.
I am disappointed that Margot Tepperman is allows to continue to work in her field. Her license should be suspended and she should be closed down.