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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8/7/19  11:23 pm
Commenter: John Palmer


Please don't take away people's legitimate chance for healing and coping. Most of these disordered feelings, especially in the youth, are products of abuse and neglect. Don't take away their chance to get back a normal life, to regain what they've lost usually through no fault of their own. Same Sex Attracted persons are suffering from mental health issues that can be treated, and there are plenty of stories of persons who have successfully been treated. You can see that the radical LGBT agenda doesn't ever want to admit that it is a mental disorder (or just a choice in some cases) and they don't want to admit that it is something 'curable.' If it's curable, then it can be shown to be learned behavior (and therefore can be 'unlearned'). SSA attraction has more to do with learned behavior, social influences and, very often, childhood trauma. It can be coped with, if approached in the same manner as you would try to free a pedophile from his/her "Misplaced Affection," as psychiatry used to call it before the profession was twisted to the radical will of the LGBT agenda. Don't take away their 'choice,' if they wish to be cured or to be taught coping mechanisms. It's their choice! Thank you!

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