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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8/1/19  5:22 pm
Commenter: Curtis Marsh

Conversion Counceling

Do not allow Liberal Orthodoxy to destroy lives.  Not every person suffering from Gender Dysphoria wants to change their "gender" and may seek counseling to appropriately deal with their feelings.  By restricting this caring counseling is a violation of that person's rights to proper counseling.  Additionally, not all counselors would willingly "assist" someone to "transition" particularly when that decision is part of the counseling.  This would force Counselors to push confused individuals into decisions they may not really want.  How tragic for the individual.  This is Freedom??

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