People often ask if I specialize in working with a particular type of person. It’s a difficult question to answer because, while I don’t focus on a particular disorder or treat a specific demographic group, my clients share certain worries and concerns that I would sum up as difficulty feeling as happy or productive or well related to others as they might like to be. I work with individuals and couples for varying lengths of time depending on whether we choose to focus on an immediate problem or undertake a more open-ended journey. Among my clients there are alienated teenagers, young adults trying to sort things out, substance abusers, medically compromised patients and their caretakers, adults waylaid by life and relationship transitions, and people struggling with anxiety and depression. I may not experience these setbacks in quite the same way they do, but our interaction helps me learn what I need to know to help them.