Relationships can already be complicated, but when you are also struggling to keep your mental health in check, they can sometimes feel really impossible.
It's so hard to adequately care for yourself and dish out attention to your partner at the same time.
This is different from simply telling them that you're dealing with depression or that you have OCD.
I also asked for one who specialized in "identity" and also required I be assigned a therapist of color.
Walking into that first therapy session, I had no clue what to expect, but I sat in her seat and forced myself to open up.
If you already know that you battle with anything like depression, anxiety or any kind of disorder, just tell them.
It's not easy, but take a deep breath and dive into that conversation.
If you do not have insurance, then many therapists offer income-based sessions so look one up in your area.