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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7/28/19  9:18 pm
Commenter: Robert Lee

Defend parental rights and protect children

Patients should be able to freely discuss any topic that is troubling them with a counselor. This is especially the case for minors, who struggle with so many challenges. If it is the will of the patient to seek counseling that helps them understand the roots of unwanted attractions or gender confusion, they should be able to do that with a skilled counselor. Do not put in place this wrong prohibition that will cause lasting harm to those seeking mental health counseling.

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