I had a good first session with my new T this week as well. Was also apprehensive at first, but she turned out great.
Don't think I could have started recovery with a female therapist. Way too much shame at first for that. But now it will be good to work it out with a woman's perspective.
"There is a Catskill eagle in some souls that can alike dive down into the blackest gorges, and soar out of them again and become invisible in the sunny spaces... even in his lowest swoop the mountain eagle is still higher than other birds upon the plain, even though they soar." -- from Moby-Dick