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  4:34 pm
Commenter: John De Jong, Concord Church Fairfield VA

Counseling Restrictions

Since when does a super minority (less than 3% of population) get to dictate to the rest of the population how to live their lives especially when they do not tell them how to live theirs?

With so many people helped by Counseling regarding sexual matters, it is entirely unreasonable to punish professional counselors for doing their best to help people who want to be helped.  No one, to my knowledge, is ever forced to accept this counsel.  Quite the contrary, the individual actively seeks this help.  

The more government gets into our personal lives, the more freedom we lose. Perhaps the concept of "live and let live" has merit.

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