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3/18/19  10:44 pm
Commenter: Marilyn Shreckhise

Penalizing counselors for discussing issues is wrong
 

I am not a counselor, but have an understanding of what is supposed to be happening when folks go to counseling. It seems it would be counterproductive to the purpose of talk therapy if a counselor is going to be penalized for talking to their clients about their issues and all the possibilities for healing.  Seems like if a child feels confused about who they are, all efforts should be made to help them clarify the issues.  If a person is uncomfortable in their skin, why can't they have honest help trying to reach answers?  Holding the counselor's feet to the fire because they are trying to help is not the right way to go about this.  Drop the Progressive Agenda and allow people to do their work without all the regulations.

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