In Treatment | 2008
Dr. Paul Weston appears to be a successful psychotherapist and family man, but in reality both his professional and personal life are falling apart as he faces a midlife crisis. Increasingly drawn into the dilemmas of his patients, Paul finds himself seeking help from his retired former therapist, Gina, whom he hasn't seen in 8 years. Every episode revolves around a therapy session with one of his five patients, returning on a weekly basis, or his own sessions with Dr. Gina Toll. In Season 2, the newly divorced Dr. Weston has relocated from Maryland to Brooklyn, and now runs his therapy practice out of the living room of his brownstone. Among his new patients are: Mia, an attorney and former patient of Paul's, who becomes his patient again after he asks her firm to defend him in a lawsuit; Oliver, an 11-year-old who manifests the stress of his parents' divorce by over-eating; Walter, a CEO who, when confronted by professional scandal and personal loss, finds his lifelong defenses are no longer holding; and April, a 23-year-old architecture student who has been diagnosed with cancer, but is refusing to seek treatment or tell her parents. Each Friday, Paul takes the train to Maryland to resume his own therapy sessions with Dr. Toll.In Season 3, Dr. Weston meets with three new patients and begins sessions with Adele, a therapist whose qualifications he questions but later emerges as an object of significant affection.