Parents should have the freedom of choice in counseling their children!
To whom it may concern. When parents choose therapy for their children they have thought long and hard about the choice and have committed to a path that they believe is best for their child. Parents are closest to their children’s challenges and they are in the best position to identify solutions and to make healthcare decisions involving the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing of their children. To take this option away is usurping the rights of parents to pursue the best path for their children. Under Virginia law, parents have the fundamental right to make decisions regarding the upbringing, education and care of their children. To ignore this law is utter arrogance on the part of the board of counseling.