Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/11/19  11:21 am
Commenter: Alana Johnson

Stop imposing restrictions on free speech

I am amazed at the misinterpretation and false claims made by the Board of Counseling and others regarding so-called “conversion therapy.”  There is definitely a place for aiding a counselee to overcome unwanted sexual attractions or sexual identities imposed upon them by the culture or other influences.  There are many approaches to counseling, and the Board of Counseling “guidance” is in error when it tries to govern a counselor’s theory, method or practice in providing help to a client.  Let the client determine if he or she is receiving the type of help they are seeking.  Stop imposing restrictions on free speech!

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