You need to feel safe to open up - and you'll know you've found the right therapist when you feel safe.
You are ready to partner with a professional who can use expertise to help you find themes in your life.
You want to work towards improving your relationships (even the one you have with yourself).
You are open to work collaboratively to use the strengths you already have (those strengths may be hidden right now).
You may have tried a few different therapists and are ready for a change.
...you tell me... you are the expert on you!