Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/16/19  9:43 am
Commenter: David McCarthy

Please do not impose your personal preferences on parents and their children.

Why would the Board of Counseling impose assymetrical restrictions on its own membership?  Why would the Board presume that its Members know what's best for the children of loving parents, i.e., know that the Board's solution is always better for the child than the parents'?

I've known a high school girl who experienced wrenching adolescent turmoil.  Among other manifestations she asserted that she was gay.  She benefited from the finest counselling arranged by her loving father who happened also to be a leading pediatrician.  Today she is happily married and in love with her husband, the biological father of her three children.      

Why would you prevent or second-guess her outcome, i.e., her happiness?  

Thanks for considering this perspective.   


Dave McCarthy

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