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  5:03 pm
Commenter: Sharon Helton

Conversion Therapy Regulation

Protection of children is not about letting them do whatever "feels" right to them, especially in a confusing period such as puberty.  It is allowing them to express their feelings and then guiding them according to biblical truth.  Many teenagers go through normal confusion during puberty -- this whole transgender thing just adds to the confusion and life-altering surgeries and counseling, done without parental involvement is a travesty of the worst kind against kids.  Counselors must be allowed to talk through gender issues with kids in confidence and by all means, parents need to be involved! 

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