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  2:09 pm
Commenter: Phyllis Crum

Counselors Providing Help for Unwanted Sexual Attaction

Anyone should have the freedom to choose whatever counseling support they need for unwanted sexual attraction. Parents should be able to exercise their inalienable rights to get the help they determine is needed for their child without government interference or restriction. Counselors should be able to provide a service that is needed and wanted without governmental interference or penalty. There is a demand for these services and they should not be outlawed for those giving this type of service or those requesting this service. The board is not objective enough or informed enough to make the determination that this therapy doesn't work. If they were informed they would see countless testimonials from families who were enjoying lasting results for their families. If there was not one family that did not benefit, you do not have the right to prevent anyone from providing or receiving this service. This is the United States of America!

CommentID: 74875