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  10:26 pm
Commenter: Ann Hodge

New Regulations NOT GOOD

These new regulations are very harmful because they don't allow people to get the help they are seeking. Kids go through lots of phases in trying to figure themselves out and they should be able to get the guidance they want if they're uncomfortable with the thoughts or feelings they are having. It should not be only a one way street. "You can go in and explore but you can't go back!" Faith-based counselors and religious people need to be allowed to counsel/be counseled according to their beliefs. These new regulations should not be added.

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