There are many things to consider when choosing a therapist that makes a big difference when seeking counseling. Individuals who seek a counselor need to feel good about their interactions with the therapist and the environment in which they will be having therapy. The relationship between the client and the therapist begins with the initial phone call. How did you feel when you spoke with the therapist? Did you feel comfortable talking to them? Did you feel that they listened to you and showed concern for your issues? Was the therapist polite and courteous in your conversation with you? In addition, the environment where the therapist practices has a huge impact on how someone feels when coming to therapy. Is the lobby comfortable, calming, and peaceful? Is there a positive and relaxed ambience to the environment? Was the location easy to get to and easily accessible? All of these are good questions to answer when selecting a therapist.