Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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3/19/19  7:20 pm
Commenter: Bambi Shingler

Conversion Therapy

Counselors are ALLOWED to help a minor client to explore and facilitate same-sex feelings, attractions and behaviors, or even to “change” their sex altogether, but they are strictly PROHIBITED from helping a minor client struggling with unwanted same-sex attractions from developing a natural and Biblical sexual ethic, or aiding a child dealing with gender dysphoria in learning to embrace his or her biological status as either male or female. So, children can change in one direction, but not the other. Why the bias? Please allow equal justice by allowing counselors to help those seeking to disengage from harmful dames sex attractions. Stop the one sided pursuit of encouraging sexual disfunction and discouraging common sense therapy choice.

The Boards “guidance” to counselors is clear and simple: If you hold to the natural, biological, historical and/or Biblical understanding of human sexuality, be prepared to lose your professional license. 

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