Psychotherapist Joel Rothman has been unable to sleep for several weeks. And that is certainly not his only problem. His wife has left him, he has a conflict with his boss, his lack of sleep makes driving a life-threatening situation and his 9-year-old daughter has psychological problems. Just when his life seems to be in tatters, he is assigned three new patients. All three suffer from a severe form of post-traumatic stress syndrome. It turns out that by treating them he might also be able to get his own life back on track.