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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8/3/19  10:53 pm
Commenter: Mary Kidwell

Freedom to choose therapy of choice

I am appalled that the state of Virginia is so committed to the ideology of transgenderism and homosexuality that it would seek to limit therapy options to those seeking an outcome that doesn’t align with the ideology of those currently in charge of our state government.  Our government should be protecting the rights of it citizens but these regulations restrict them.  The long term effects of medically attempting to transition someone to the opposite gender from which their DNA has proscribed are yet to be known.  And to attempt to thwart parents trying to help their child accept and embrace the gender determined by their DNA is unconscionable. Likewise to forbid a counselor from helping a young person who desires to overcome unwanted sexual attraction is not the place of the state. It crosses the line into state intrusion in matters of faith and values that each citizen has the right to choose for themselves. 

These oppressive regulations must not be passed. 

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