Review – Sessions: Memoirs of a Psychotherapist

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Review – Sessions: Memoirs of a Psychotherapist

 Sessions: Memoirs of a Psychotherapist

Filled with mysticism, mystery, adventure and romance, you might want to put “Sessions: Memoirs of a Psychotherapist ” on your vacation reading list.

“Sessions: Memoirs of a Psychotherapist” is an intriguing story that identifies the characters past-present situations and how they amazingly impact their present circumstances.  I found this book to be very intriguing. Packed with romance, excitement, and the element of surprise, I especially enjoyed how Sessions: Memoirs of a Psychotherapist” gives you the ability to enjoy several types of genres all in one book.

Get ready to be obsessed by this 270 page-turner

Dr. Addy Conrad, a psychologist, encounters the ethical minefield common to private practice. Susan, a professional and mother with whom Addy identifies, is torn by a traumatic childhood. But Susan is more complex than what originally met the eye, having colorful interior personalities, and one tragic disclosure plants Addy squarely in a quandary.

Her peak challenge, though, is Michael, a striking but narcissistic surgeon, who finally discards his emotional hide-and-seek to disclose his raw pain. At times, Addy waivers under his seduction, especially as her own marriage falters.

She warms to Michael as he reveals his vulnerable, undone psyche. His flirting is intermingled with genuine therapeutic work, leaving Addy swaying, as if on a precarious high wire. A serpentine client, Carmen, reeking of cigarettes, snags Addy’s old memories of her mother’s death by cancer.

Countertransference—where the therapist projects someone onto the client—grips her. A beloved former professor helps her disentangle her own unprocessed feelings from that of Carmen’s. Dr. Conrad courts a growing unease for her friend, Dr. Sebastian Courtney, her intellectual idol. After working with his first severely abused client, he suffers from night terrors.

She intuits that he is in danger beyond what he is disclosing. He has, in fact, slipped into secondary post-traumatic stress disorder–taking on the pain and symptoms of his client. In a risky gambit, and partly blinded by her own attachment to him, she takes matters into her own hands. A testament to the human spirit, Sessions: Memoirs of a Psychotherapist will challenge as much as it entertains you.

Foster gives the reader a lot to take in and Kathryn does this with her excellent writing skills, as she gracefully entertains the reader with several genres all wrapped up in one book. You are definitely getting your money’s worth in this book.

As an author of the book, “The Complete Herbal Guide, I found Sessions: Memoirs of a Psychotherapist an excellent read that will capture the reader’s interest and make them yearn for a sequel.”

The book came quickly, packaged well.   I was impressed on how well-written and interesting the book was when I read it.  I recommend Sessions: Memoirs of a Psychotherapist to others.


Also available as a Paperback or Ebook; ISBN: 978-1494886257, $16.95 270 pages

About the Author

kathryn foster

Kathryn Foster, Ph.D., is a psychologist in private practice in Ft Worth, Texas. With a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Ph.D. in Psychology, she has been in practice for 27 years. She has also authored Finding My Way, a novel, The Naked Truth About Men (And Romance,) When Your Relationship Changes: A Woman’s Journey, and What Women What…Really! Contact her through her website at

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I am on a mission to transform the health of millions worldwide. Check out my website at I am a popular and recognizable health and lifestyle reporter and expert, columnist and health host. Author of The Complete Guide to Natural Healing and Natural Remedies for Common Conditions, along with 20 other published books. I am the founder of The Complete Herbal Guide and a recognized health and natural remedies expert, with over 20 years in practice as a Health Coach. I write for the Huffington Post, Huff Post, Thrive Global and Medium (Owned by Arianna Huffington). I have been a guest on the Dr. Oz Show, local news, and numerous radio shows. My focus is on natural healing, herbal remedies, alternative methods, self-motivation, food for medicine, nutrition, fitness, natural beauty remedies and the power of positive thinking.



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