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  6:33 pm
Commenter: T. Anderson

Limits on Counselors

Any person seeking counseling to combat same sex attraction should be free to do so. Any laws restricting this ability is a complete invasion of privacy and personal liberties. The government has no business regulating a person’s right to seek help for an issue THEY perceive to be a problem in their lives. Please consider the consequences of this law. No one should be forced to receive counseling but no one should be prohibited if they desire this service. To implement such a regulation is plainly and blatantly wrong and counter intuitive. Lawmakers supporting such laws will be held accountable for their actions. Harm that come to those seeking such services but unable to receive such help due to this backwards laws will be on your heads. 

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