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  10:24 pm
Commenter: Denise L Watch this-this is the real scientific evidence

Why do you want to take away someone's free will to choose help for themselves? Is it because you don't agree with it? If it is because you think or are told it is dangerous and causes more harm than good...please watch this presentation and you'll see that people need help..especially before puberty, or the dangers of depression and worse actually go up. Studies showed suicides are actually higher in people who go through surgeries/medicine to encourage this life choice....which was once called a disorder (something is wrong internally) and is now called a dysphoria (it's society's 'fault' - external struggle.) Every American has the right to choose their own treatment, whether you agree with it or not. America is the land of the free and should not be denying a person's right, taking away their choices, banning certain counseling, infringing on parental rights, or the doctor-patient relationship. These are absolutely NOT dangerous nor discredited practices. In fact, the opposite is true. Again, watch this video.

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