Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
Regulations Governing the Practice of Professional Counseling [18 VAC 115 ‑ 20]
Action Unprofessional conduct - conversion therapy
Comment Period Ended on 8/7/2019
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7/10/19  7:02 am
Commenter: Cheryll Lesser

Ban Conversion Therapy

Conversion Therapy is a horrible practice and should be banned from all states.  It is nothing but a form of mental torture and abuse.  Time and again studies have proven that it is not only ineffective in its purpose, but that it is also harmful and leads to mental distress, depression, drug use, increased risk of STDs, and suicide attempts.  Being LGBTQ is not a disease that needs to be cured.  It is a natural state of being just as is being heterosexual and people should not be forced into torture for being one or the other..

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