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  11:54 am
Commenter: Tom Pell

Respect Parental Rights

Please respect the rights of families to assist their children in finding the counseling that works best for them.  Minors shouldn't have to feel that an unwanted sexual orientation defines them, or that the only acceptable way to treat gender dysphoria is to transition.  There are many young people who regret transitioning, or no longer identify as LGBT when they did so as teenagers.  This is a personal decision that the government should not be involved in.

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