Chemistry is an important part of therapy, because therapy is a collaborative relationship. If my bio and specialties look promising, that’s a good indicator. Generally people know within a few sessions if we’re a fit. We are open to feedback, and if you don’t like an exercise or a recommendation, we can talk about it. You get a vote in how we work together.
However, if you don’t feel that we are “clicking,” you can tell your therapist so and it won’t hurt their feelings or upset them. Your needs are far more important than our egos, and it’s not personal! In fact, we do know many great therapists in the Chicago area, and we would be more than happy to give you a few options based on your feedback. Every relationship, including therapists, teaches you something about what you need.