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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8/2/19  1:40 pm
Commenter: L. Hackman

Equal access to therapy

 I see restricting conversion therapy as unethical and biased; especially when the benefits of counseling from a scientific, biological, and spiritual foundation has been proven to be helpful to many individuals who are seeking clarity.  Making legal decisions based on the political agenda of a particular group that negates the freedom of choice for those who do want to maintain their sexual identity based on their biology is far from upholding "the rights of the individual."   Please uphold the right of counselors to do the job they have been trained to do with respect and compassion, and empower families to determine the best path to seek wholeness as individuals. 

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