Finding the right therapist, however, can be difficult. They are not one-size-fits-all. They have different specialties, approaches, and personalities, and you may end up just not getting along with each other. Or you may like them as a person but find that their approach and methods aren't very effective in your situation. Initial consultations are long and more expensive, and it may take several sessions before they come to any kind of determination regarding your situation and appropriate course of treatment. They may suggest seeing a colleague of theirs whom they think will be more effective in your situation. They may refer you to a psychiatrist, or they may not feel like medication is necessary at that time. Either way, your foot is in the door, and that's a step forward made toward better health and well-being.