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4/16/19  10:13 am
Commenter: Sandra-Joy K. Gray, PhD, LPC,LMFT

Conversion Therapy
 

This is not an easy topic and surely you will receive many disparate comments.

I have over thirty years of experience as a LPC and LMFT. Conversion Therapy is not my specialty.  However, in those thirty years plus I have experienced the struggles that many clients have with their sexuality, It is my considered belief that any policy determined should not preclude a counselor from letting a client determine their eventual orientation. As you know, many clients may be in flux with this issue for many years due to a myriad of influences in their lives including their family backgrounds.

In this time of societal evolution of mores, less regulation is better.

Sincerely,

Sandra-Joy K. Gray PhD, LPC,LMFT

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