yes, experience is good. and the right "fit" or compatibility of personalities and an approach that is right for you.
but also - don't expect to feel better immediately. i remember in my early days of therapy literally staggering out of the office, feeling as if i had just been beat up - emotionally bruised and battered. not that the T had done anything to me - it was just so painful letting out the memories, thoughts and feelings i had held in so tightly for so long - and they brought with them all their "friends" - new stuff that i hadn't recognized and that had to be dealt with too.
it is hard and grueling work and each time i would be exhausted. i likened it to going to the dentist - you hate it while it is happening - but know it is for your own good, ultimately. or maybe a tough workout - after which every muscle in your body aches - but you know it makes you stronger. but it got easier and i got better and eventually started to FEEL better, too.
so - don't judge the effectiveness of the therapy totally by how you feel. but you should - i believe - be aware if you are making progress - getting somewhere - changing the way you think or feel about the past. sometimes that is dramatic and immediate - and sometimes gradual and nearly indiscernible. if you look back and compare where you are now with where you were - you should be able to tell if there has been progress.
hope some of this makes sense.
i wish you all the best as you seek and find the right match in a T for you.
We are often troubled, but not crushed;
sometimes in doubt, but never in despair;
there are many enemies, but we are never without a friend;
and though badly hurt at times, we are not destroyed.
- Paul, II Cor 4:8-9