Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Psychology
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3/18/19  10:44 pm
Commenter: Karen Dawkins

Do not punish counselors for helping patients who wish to overcome unwanted sexual feelings

Counselors should be allowed to do their jobs of helping patients in whatever way the patient wants and needs to be helped. If a patient wants to overcome unwanted sexual feelings, the counselor should not be punished for helping a patient as they desire. And, if a patient has a feeling that they should be the opposite sex of what their genetics has already determined for them, they need to know the biological facts of the sex and the unhealthy and permanent changes that will occur if they still wish to become transgender. Patients need to know all the facts and not be steered into an unhealthy lifestyle. 

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