"Hey Doc, thanks for seeing me on such short notice."
No problem Flem come on in. This works for me, too. I actually had a free hour between my group therapy sessions and, quite frankly, I don't think I can listen to one more whiny Sox or Cubs fan. So, tell me, what's troubling you today?
"Well I'm confused."
"What's that Doc?"
Nothing. Nothing. Please go on. You're confused, conflicted, hurt, angry, upset, torn -- about what ...