Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/9/19  9:25 pm
Commenter: Edward Paul

Respect Professionals and protect children

Children with sexual confusion should receive treatment that is evidence based and provides for the needs of the children and their parents.  Counselors should respect the religious life of their clients.  The government should not hinder any type of counseling just because politicians and activists dislike the reality that not everyone believes the same way they do.  Please do not punish faith-based counselors who would simply help a minor work through struggles with unwanted sexual attractions or gender dysphoria.  If anything, the government should have protections in place so that counselors do not encourage children to indulge in immoral behavior that conflicts with parents religious beliefs.

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