Fit matters. It is difficult - maybe impossible - to know from a picture or a few words what working with someone might be like, to know if they will be a good match.
This is why I do not bill for our initial session. This allows time for you to get some sense of what it might be like to work with me without a financial obligation. Of course, it will take more than 50 minutes for me to get to know you, and it will probably take me more than 50 minutes to completely understand the concerns that brought you into therapy, but it has been my experience that many clients like to use the initial session to decide if we are a good fit, to ask questions, and to get a sense of what it might be like to work together.