Therapy is a potentially risky waste of clinical, financial, and, yes, mental/emotional resources if it does not rest on a free and trusting connection between practitioner and patient. If it isn’t there, go to your GP, get some moderately dosed SSRIs, and buy yourself a leather jacket. I have been to almost a dozen therapists over my 32 years for depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, and very few of them were “bad,” but very few of them “worked” for this reason. Tom is the most exceptional of these exceptions. I can’t guarantee that another patient will connect with him as I did, but I can absolutely vouch that he is a professional of the first order who treats his patients’ welfare with intense care and will be the first to suggest an alternative (better than the one I suggested above) if his approach isn’t working. That’s really the only guarantee one can make for an excellent therapist since excellent therapy is a team effort, but I’ve never worked with someone as patient, insightful, and honest as Tom, and, for me, it has made that effort immensely worthwhile.