|Action||Unprofessional conduct - conversion therapy|
|Comment Period||Ends 8/7/2019|
There are so many inspiring stories of people whose lives have been have transformed through biologically affirming conversion-based counseling. Freedom to receive counseling for vulnerable youth who are often confused and exploring their identity is essential. To ban any type of counseling would deny individual freedoms. Conversion-based counseling is certainly appropriate and necessary for the person who is seeking to change. It does not and should not include condemnation in order to have a positive outcome. Pursuing change through counseling can lead to self awareness, self acceptance, and a way to look at past experiences in a healthy and healing manner. Please do not ban this highly effective and needed counseling.