Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/11/19  7:43 pm
Commenter: John Bernadyn, MS

Conversion Therapy is Dangerous

Hello and thank you for the opportunity to submit my comment.  I am encouraged by the mere proposal to have conversion therapy completely made illegal in the State of Virginia.  For far too long, we have known that this false therapy has caused so much pain and has led to severe psychological trauma and even suicides.  It is important that we remember we are here to help people heal.  Conversion therapy, regardless of rationale, causes harm.  It is my hope that our laws will change to reflect this and protect others from pedalers of this false therapy.

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