It's a good idea to make a list of your goals before you look for a therapist. What would you like to get out of this experience? Less anxiety, less sadness, less anger, more confidence, more reaching out for what you want, more love?
Therapy can be as simple as learning a breath that reduces anxiety or a technique that helps you contain a troublesome emotion, or it might be a complex journey into your deepest mysteries.
In my experience, every person in their inner wisdom knows the work that they need to do at this particular time. I believe that a good therapist offers a safe space to do that work by being attentive, nonjudgmental, openhearted, and on your side. I always want to honor the courage it takes to walk that path of self knowledge and the tremendous gifts my clients offer me when they share their emotional journeys.