In psychology, whether or not you like your counselor matters. A LOT. If you don’t like your counselor, you may have a much more difficult time confiding in him or her. If you don’t like your counselor, you may be more reluctant follow the guidance that they set forth. Research shows that you are also more likely to end up suing your counselor if you don’t like them.
Best advice: before you pay money to sit down and talk to someone once a week for an hour, research that person. Read their blogs. Find out what kind of clients they like to take. If they offer free consultations, take advantage of that. Choosing a counselor is like choosing someone to marry, you aren’t going to be able to do this an infinite amount of times so you gotta make it count. The more you can match yourself with your counselor the better, and you will generally find better results. Counseling can be a life changing experience, or it can be a gigantic waste of time. Make sure to find someone with whom you can connect.