Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Counseling
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4/12/19  4:53 pm
Commenter: Julie Maimone

Allow a voice, give people a choice


When parents and their children approach a counselor or therapist for help, they deserve to have that therapist free to work with them in any way they can. Banning “conversion” or “reparative” therapies simply leaves the therapist with his/her hands tied. We all know that no single method of therapy will work for every person. Not everyone will respond to treatments the same way. However, by removing a tool from the therapist’s toolkit renders the patient and their parents potentially bereft of something that could have a benefit that might not be had with other treatments. Please leave this important decision making in the hands of the parents, their child, and their therapist.

Thank you for your consideration.


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