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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8/5/19  11:16 am
Commenter: Colleen McCullough

Do Not Muzzle Counselors

If I AS AN ADULT go to a counselor for counseling, and I'm feeling same-sex attraction or I feel like I'm the wrong biological gender, AND I DON'T WANT TO FEEL THIS WAY, and I want help to hopefully overcome that, PLEASE DON'T DENY me the counseling I seek.  I will have to go to another state!

Parents should make the decision for their minor children as to the counseling they receive.  That said, what you need to outlaw is the practice of encouraging minors to choose their gender, sexual preferences, etc.  Who hasn't toyed with the idea of trying same-sex, or thought about, 'Am I really a boy?'  I'm sure many of us have thought about being a Lesbian or Gay Man.  Thought about, maybe tried out, and eventually rejected.  So please don't muzzle counselors who are trying to help us through this maze called Human Sexuality.  

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