|Action||Unprofessional conduct - conversion therapy|
|Comment Period||Ends 8/7/2019|
It is most distressing to find the Virginia Board of Counseling continues moving forward with its new Guidance document which attempts to silence both the desires of counselees who want help to be free of unwanted sexual feelings and identifications and their chosen counselors to help them. This goes against free speech and attempts to force counselors to abandon their beliefs which may be based upon their faith and teachings of the Bible upon which their faith is built. It is not cruel and unloving, but compassionate for those suffering and seeking help. Please do not allow ideological biases of the Board's become a valid basis of denying biologically-affirming and faith-based counseling for patients who seek it.