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  5:33 pm
Commenter: Ruth

Conversion counselling

The very role of a counselor is to help people think things through. A person considering suicide wouldn't be denied counseling. A couple considering a divorce wouldn't be denied counseling. A person seeking a new job goes and sees an employment counselor. A person struggling with a drug, alcohol, sex or gambling addiction wouldn't be denied counseling! The very thought of denying a person (or the parents of a minor) counselling, as they consider such a life altering decision is not only unconscionable, but ludicrous and illogical. Everyone is entitled to counseling. It is criminal to withhold it.

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