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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Psychology
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3/19/19  8:38 am
Commenter: Tyna Gaylor

Freedom of thought and expression

Counselors need to be allowed freedom to think, to hear, to interpret and discuss all manner and breadth of the issues presented to them by a patient. It is important to see individuals, rather than interest groups when providing mental health services. I encourage the board to provide for full and open therapy for those confused by gender, offering a full range of solutions to a person’s emotional pain. Additionally, over 80% of gender-confused youth resolve their confusion in favor of their genitalia. Disallowing therapies and conversations that fail to recognize facts is a disservice and potentially malpractice. The science is not settled in favor of transgenderism and, until it is, all options need to be available to those with gender dysphoria.

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