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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8/7/19  12:26 pm
Commenter: Morgan Taylor

Please protect the rights of families to seek counseling

Please allow the families of Virginia to access the counseling they desire. There are some minors who genuinely want to receive counseling and professional assistance to work through issues relating to gender and sexuality. To deny them and their parents the right to access this counseling would be to deprive them of the help they truly seek. To not allow them to access this counseling would also undermine religious freedom, as some seek counseling due to an authentic desire to live out their faith. To deny this counseling to all minors is the equivalent of denying medicine or therapy, and it goes against the best interests of Virginia children and their families. Please protect the rights of all Virginia minors and their parents. Thank you for your time.

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