Therapist is accused of exploiting female patient she treated for drug and alcohol addiction and having sex with her three to five times a week in her office
- Kristina Daul, 42, is accused of having regular sex with one of her former clients
- Her victim claimed they had sex three to five times a week in Daul’s Waukesha County office in Wisconsin
- Law enforcement officers were warned by a friend of the victim who expressed concern that her treatment was being changed as the relationship became strained
A former therapist in Waukesha, Wisconsin has been accused of exploiting one of her previous clients with whom she shared a sexual relationship.
Kristina Daul, 42, is accused of having a sexual relationship from December 2020 to summer 2021 with a female client, who was undergoing treatment at Daul as part of a court-ordered rehabilitation program for alcohol and drug addiction.
The victim, who had come into contact with Daul through the Waukesha County Drug Treatment Court, said she and Daul would engage in sexual acts at Daul’s office about three to five times a week after therapy sessions, often giving a “do not disturb.” ‘ sign on the door.
According to the indictment, Daul is also accused of “manipulating or influencing” her client by altering her treatment plans when their relationship became strained.
Kristina Daul, 42, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a client from December 2020 to the summer of 2021, whom she was treating for alcohol and drug addiction
Kristina Daul, pictured here on social media, is said to have engaged in sexual activity three to five times a week with one of her former drug and alcohol addicts at her office and both of their homes
Daul, a former Waukesha County Health and Human Services (HSS) employee, first appeared in court last Friday where her bail was set at $50,000.
According to her victim and former client, the couple would engage in regular sexual activity at Daul’s office, but the relationship soon spilled over into each of their homes.
The victim also alleged to police that the couple had sex while Daul was giving advice to other clients over the phone.
The manipulative relationship was first brought to the attention of authorities in early August by a witness and former sponsor of the victim, who said Daul’s client was concerned that her treatment program was being repeatedly changed when the couple “fight or not with each other.” got along in their personal relationship.’
The witness told the detectives that she had also been in treatment with Daul for years, but chose to withdraw from therapy because Daul began referring to another client during their sessions.
Detectives looked at some of Daul’s posts on social media and found multiple references to client relationships, for which she eventually lost her job at Waukesha County Health and Human Services (pictured)
Daul, pictured here on social media, is said to have delivered therapy sessions to the witness who reported the sexual relationship between Daul and the victim. The witness said she had worked with Daul for years, but stopped when Daul began revealing confidential information about other clients during their sessions.
The witness said she withdrew treatment because she feared Daul would breach confidentiality and share personal information from their sessions with other clients, according to the complaint obtained by Fox 6.
Detectives later looked at some of Daul’s social media posts and found multiple references to client relationships, for which she eventually lost her job at Waukesha County Health and Human Services.
In the posts and comments, Daul insisted she maintained a professional relationship, but later “chose LOVE over ethics – which was wrong of me.”
In August 2021, Daul then filed a temporary restraining order against the victim, describing her as an “ex-girlfriend” who was responsible for Daul’s loss of her job with the Waukesha County HSS.
In a voluntary interview with the detectives, the charges allege that Daul admitted her sexual relationship with the victim, but that she only consented to the relationship “because she didn’t want to jeopardize the victim’s recovery.”
Daul is expected to return to court later today for a new hearing.