"Panic attacks are a common phenonmenon; very unpleasant, as you know, but not dangerous. Nobody dies of a panic attack."
"I felt like I was dying. I was certain I was gone.....""People who are anxious feel out of control, but they are not.
It is important to understand this".
The Good Psychologist is a very introspective story, a deep character study that gets inside the heads of all of the primary characters. It's a story where the lines between patient and therapist can sometimes appear blurred, and in the end the lives of not only the patient, but of the psychologist, as well are closely examined.
The novel was very different, but enjoyable. In no way was it a suspense thriller as I read in one review. The fact that the author, in real life is a therapist and a teacher at a local college, makes me think that much of this novel might be reflective of some real life experiences. Regardless, I enjoyed the novel, and the way it made me think and analyze the give and take between therapist and patient. RECOMMENDED.