Dr. Marjorie Liu and Harry have been meeting at this Starbucks for only a couple weeks now, though Marjorie can already see that it has had some positive influence on Harry’s participation in their sessions. She’d had a feeling he was the type to feel more uncomfortable in an office and made a professional decision to move their meetings to a more public space.
Harry, as far as she could tell, was a rather paranoid individual. In fact, that was probably one of the reasons his wife was divorcing him. He could become downright irate at times when presented with unfamiliar circumstances. Thus, therapy at a coffee shop instead of an office.
“I see where you’re coming from, Harry. There’s just so much jealousy in all of this. It must be hard for you to compartmentalize everything?” she asked in a sympathetic kind of way. Harry looked up at her and then around the room one more time before nodding his head and taking another sip of his coffee. He doesn’t say much during their sessions, but Marjorie feels like she’s getting through to him nonetheless. The man was going through a messy divorce and he wasn’t all that trusting to start– what was there for her not to get?