A good rule of thumb is to give it more than one session unless you get an actively bad feeling from a therapist and know that it’s not going to work out. The first couple of sessions are really about getting a sense of one another, so it may take more than one to warm up.
Past that, it’s about the vibe. Do you feel heard, understood, and respected? Can you see yourself opening up to them and sharing the deep and difficult things in your life? Is there anything about them that makes you feel like your guard is up when you’re with them? A good therapist will help you feel heard, validated, and at times, challenged.
If it doesn’t feel like a fit, you can always let us know! The fit is so important to us, and we want to be sure you are matched with someone you are comfortable with!