I too went through reparative therapy despite originally believing it didn't work. Why? It was the proverbial last house on the block - my last hope of not being this way.

The therapist never told me I was broken, needed fixing, was born one way or another. I did that all myself.

Conversion therapy for me was a waste of time at best, and at worst, a step in self-loathing that took me to a personal hell I never wish on anyone.