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Gay deprogramming

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    Does gay deprogramming work? I am 17 years old and I think that I might be gay. I have never told anyone this and my family would die if they found out. I have never been with a gay man but I can’t help myself and have these fantasies about other men. I also look at gay porn on the internet. I have tried to overcome the way I feel but I just can’t seem to do it. The way I am makes me feel sick to my stomach sometimes. I have heard that there gay deprogramming therapy can help people who are determined to change. I am determined because I want to have a normal healthy family life. Does it work and how much does it cost?

  • Sally Connolly Says ...
    Sally  Connolly

    Most of the research shows that gay deprogramming is not effective.  Faith-based counselors are the ones who are most likely providing this type of counseling and I would encourage you to check with one of them if you are sure this is what you want.

    I would encourage you first to talk with a counselor is experienced with individuals and therapy to make sure that this might be a direction for you to pursue.  Fees vary according to the counselors so you will need to check with ones that seem to be someone with whom you could develop rapport.

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