Psychoanalysts may be described as people who listen to the narrations of analysands and help them to transform these narrations into others that are more complete, coherent, convincing, and adaptively useful than those they have been accustomed to constructing. I emphasize that analysts may be described in this way, for they have been described in other ways, most notably, of course, by Freud, who described them or what they do in several other ways.