Some of the most effective therapeutic relationships have what I think of as chemistry.
Chemistry is not something therapists can learn in school. It's either there or it isn't. Just like when we meet a new person for the first time. We either desire to get to know them better or we don't.
When we have chemistry with someone, we feel like they 'get' us. They understand where we are coming from, and are interested in our well-being.
By scheduling consultations with several therapists, you can see with whom you feel most comfortable before beginning therapy.