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.
"the scariest thing about abuse of any shape or form, is, in my opinion, not the abuse itself, but that if it continues it can begin to feel commonplace and eventually acceptable."
- Alan Cumming, "Not My Father's Son"