|Action||Unprofessional conduct - conversion therapy|
|Comment Period||Ends 8/7/2019|
Why is the state Board of Counseling moving forward with its new Guidance Document threatening to punish any licensed counselor who tries to help a young person overcome their unwanted sexual attractions or to feel comfortable with the gender God made them – despite the large majority of comments opposing this politically-motivated policy!? To suggest that biologically-affirming counseling does not work is an insult to the countless people whose lives have been transformed through conversation-based counseling that helps a person address the underlying issues. The Changed movement - a growing group of overcomers who used to identify as LGBTQ - provides conclusive proof of the transformative power of faith-and-science-based counseling that is helping so many people walk away from feelings and identifications from which they seek to be free. The Board members’ personal ideological biases against biologically-affirming and faith-based counseling should not be a valid basis for denying it to patients who are seeking it, or for punishing licensed counselors who are called to compassionately help them find it.