Finding a therapist can be quite the daunting task. I hope you approach this task as an exercise in empowerment, self-care and assertiveness.
Shopping for a therapist is not about finding the best therapist. It's about finding the "good enough" person to walk with you in this next chapter of your life. The "good enough" therapist may change over time as you grow or your needs change.
The most important thing to look for in a therapist is whether you feel comfortable with that person. Listen to your gut. You don't have to be ruled by your gut, but you must always start there. Understand what your gut is telling you. Your reasons could lead you to find a different therapist, or you may realize that your gut reaction is based on patterns or habits that you are interested in changing.
If you decide to try one of us, give us an earnest try and meet for a few sessions at least before making a final decision. You have every right to give us feedback about each moment of every session. Most of us welcome feedback because we are committed to helping people and to improving our skills. Furthermore, your experience can often provide invaluable insight into the very concerns that bring you into therapy, so this information becomes grist for the therapeutic mill.
Once you start feeling better, stick to therapy. Many people feel better within the first few months of starting therapy, but in order to make lasting change, new habits of thinking and acting need time to consolidate.