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Hi M_NAME and thank you for your question. Here is an answer from Jeff Szymanski, Ph.D., Director of Psychological Services at McLean Hospital Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute (OCDI):
My recommendation to people seeking therapy is to understand that they should interview prospective therapists looking for the best fit for themselves. It is common to be "assigned" a therapist, but if you went to a car dealer and they "assigned" you a car, you would be unlikely to purchase it. After meeting with a few therapists pick one you are willing to commit to working with. Once in therapy if you are having difficulties with your therapist, the best strategy is always to bring this up directly with the person.