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. I am 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 me so and it won’t hurt my feelings or upset me. Your needs are far more important than my ego, and it’s not personal! In fact, I do know many great therapists in the Chicago area, and I 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.