We're currently seeing two- not because we intend to always see two, but because I was trying to find one that I thought could (would) follow the treatment plan that has already been recommended and I agree with it. So, we were kind of giving two different ones a chance until I decided which one to "jump in" with. (These are the same ones we've been seeing for several mos. now.) Anyway, I agree with difficult child that one of these tdocs obviously is used to working with very young children. He's probably good at it, too, but it isn't a comfortable fit for us. The other is used to working with major drug addicts (older than difficult child). It wouldn't matter, except we really don't feel like either of these guys can truly relate to difficult child's issues and we can't really relate to their comparisoms of our situations with either a 5 yo or 25 yo, Know what I mean?? I mean, the one REALLY looks and acts like he should be in a room counseling little ones- which is fine, we just feel out of place. And the other- drugs, drugs, drugs, rehab, rehab, rehab, Which is fine, too, unless you're a 13 yo who has different issues. Now, I just found out that I have an opportunity to pursue counseling with a therapist at the place difficult child's MDE was done last year. The catch- this guy is a psychology intern( more precisely- a psychologist-in-training.). He would be working with the psychiatrist who lead difficult child's MDE and who heads this place. We would need to switch difficult child from his regular psychiatrist so he would be seeing that psychiatrist. This is a place that is supposed to be highly renown for BiPolar (BP) and other mood disorder work. That psychiatrist gave me the best hope- I mean I left there feeling like my son really had a good chance at life and she wrote the recommended treatment plan. of course, it gets tweaked occasionally as things transpire, but I think that is to be expected. So- Would you guys try this if it were your difficult child- even though it would be with an intern? Oh- I should clarify- it would be with an intern because they have no licensed male counselors who specialize in this available. I asked specifically for a male because difficult child is more comfortable with it and it is probably good for both of us. Everyone who has ever been involved in difficult child's treatment has felt a male would be MUCH better for him, due to his specific issues.