So we have only been down this road one time before and didn't get anything out of therapy. difficult child went for about 2-3 mos. last year. What prompted getting a new therapist is difficult child telling the school counselor and Special Education teacher he was going to kill himself when he was mad and being confronted about something he said he didn't do. He has also had some emotional meltdowns where he cries and tells me how much he hates himself and his life and wishes he could start over. His self esteem is so low. He came home one day and lost it over a test he took that he didn't do well on. He says he is stupid and feels bad and that he feels like this everyday. It breaks my heart that my child feels this miserable. So what can I expect from counseling? I have my doubts that talk therapy can do anything for him. I initially met with the counselor for 60 mins. then difficult child met with him once. He meets with him again tomw. I am not sure how this works and what to expect. I want to have a plan and know exactly what he is going to work with him on. Is that realistic? How long can we expect to keep going? How do we know if this is the right fit? I already feel uncomfortable because I talked as fast as I could for an hour and then the guy practically pushed me out the door for his next appointment. How is this supposed to work? Any info or insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!