Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/11/19  5:30 am
Commenter: Bambi Shingler

General Notice Comment

One of the more alarming aspects of the Guidance/regulations put forward in this practice is it creates a blatant double standard whereby counselors would be free to help minor clients explore and possibly cultivate same-sex feelings or even to “change” their gender, while simultaneously prohibiting them from helping minor clients flee from unwanted same-sex attractions and embrace natural sexual expressions and/or their true gender. The consequence of violating this policy could be the state-imposed loss of their professional license, and that is simply unacceptable. Licensed counselors have a responsibility to speak honestly with their minor clients about life’s fundamental truths, and any state policies that compel them to repress those truths during counseling would lead to real ethical dilemmas, not to mention damage to those children. This policy is obviously agenda driven and evil to its core. Stop this madness and leave our children alone!

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