There are many issues in this person's life that she should address and resolve. But the presenting problem is the contacted treatment goal. It sounds like a pretty straight forward phobia with a very clear origin. This doesn’t require any cleverness such as those Milton was know for using. Instead, you might want to see my phobia protocol in Practical Magic or in some of the other NLP sources that outline it. This protocol always works and almost always works in a single session (I know that sounds like an unwarranted claim)...if...it is a true phobia you are dealing with. And it sounds like it is in this case. There is the secondary scary incident with the teens and for this she could learn to pair desirable feelings with the memory in trance as well. Then ask her if she wants to set a new contract for therapy...excelling beyond her previously decided limits in all those areas you named. Finally, I would use what I call 'self-image thinking' and have her rehearse driving alone with the newly aquired resources held constant and represented in the visual rehearsal of driving.
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