I’m a clinical psychologist. I work with men with unwanted same-sex attractions and individuals with a wide range of addictions and traumas. Earlier this year, I shared my professional concerns about California Assembly Bill 2943 with the state legislature through testimony and private meetings.
I am therefore grateful that Assembly member Evan Low dropped AB 2943on Friday, stating that he wanted to find a more inclusive, common-ground legal solution to abusive therapies. As written, AB 2943 was too far-reaching, would have limited client choices, and risked constitutional freedoms, despite its worthy goal of stopping abusive therapies.
Dr. Joseph Nicolosi Jr. is founder of the Reintegrative Therapy Association, which treats men and women with trauma and sexual addiction. A licensed psychologist, he has 10 years of counseling experience.