Hi, We are on our third therapist and felt that we finally found someone who was helping our family. difficult child initially refused to go but after my initial posting to this board, I starting working on it again with difficult child and have gotten her to go to see therapist 4 times. This is the first therapist that difficult child has willingly gone into the office and stay without a parent present. therapist has been moving slowly and building rapport. The relationship has been developing. Then therapist tells us. She is moving to another practice and she signed a non-competition agreement when she joined the practice she is leaving and that after 1 more month she will not be able to have difficult child as a patient anymore. I cried in the office when she told me. What a blow. So much work on my part and difficult children in getting to the point of being able to see a therapist. I can not stand the thought of trying to find someone new and starting over. I feel like we have such a short critical window before puberty hits to try to improve things and this is such a set back. Who knows if I can get difficult child to see someone else. I am very upset and feel that financial decisions are having a negative impact on my daughters health care. This is not a hairdresser or an insurance agent, this is a mental health care provider who has spent months building a relationship with a child who needs help. therapist says that nothing can be done. She has been exploring options and initially said that writing letters (to owners of practice she is leaving) might help but now has asked that I do not write letters as it will just make things personally difficult for her and that it has been made clear to her that this is a legal issue that can not be changed. in my opinion it should be illegal to interupt a patient's care like this. How dare these people who are making this happen call themselves health care providers. Has anyone faced this? Any advice?