Do you need to get close to your thereapist for therapy to be effective?
I've seen two different therapists so far and I never really feel all that close to them and like I can't really tell them everything I'm thinking. They often try to engage in small talk and I feel like it's wasting time and that it won't help me get better if I describe to them what I like to cook, for instance. I'm kind of scared to get close to someone that I'm telling a lot of personal thigns with and have tried to remain more distant with them and approach my issues at a more intellectual level. I feel like therapy isn't working for me anymore. Is this a normal thing to not be all that close to your therapist, or would you say it is important to foster a relationship with them?