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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8/6/19  8:49 pm
Commenter: Lisa Jayne Burns

Ban Conversion Therapy

Homosexuality is not a choice as some have commented.  It is who a person recognizes themselves to be.  We are born gay or straight or somewhere in between, or somewhere else entirely!  But convert under pressure?  That's sick and no where near effective.  I don't think a happily straight person can be counseled into being gay, why the heck should it work in the other direction.  Please support our young people as they grapple with lots of pressures and self doubt and perhaps sexual confusion.  Support whatever path their heart and body tell them to follow.  Just love them.

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