My difficult child went to about five sessions with the new counselor. She was the first person who could describe him back to me just like I would describe him. I mean she really had him pegged and was certain she could help him. I was so hopeful. I warned her not to bring up any hard issues too soon but she did not listen to me. She confronted him on something and he left out of there saying, "well, I'll never go back there again." And he hasn't. How do you get an(6'2) ODD kid to get in the car for counseling? (I can't even get him to pick up the towel from the floor) So now I am racking my brain trying to think of something else. Hypnosis works with the subconscious and the therapist teaches the person how to send messages to themselves to overcome desires and how to calm themselves. It does not focus on talk therapy. It is not covered by insurance. It is expensive and requires many sessions. But does it work? My difficult child is 15 and may go out of curiosity. I'd have to find just the right person. someone who could hypnotize him to keep repeating, "sure, no problem" over and over! I'd hire a witch doctor if I thought it would magically cure him and allow us to get our lives back in order!