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April 7, 2007
"Sometimes, during business meetings," EK says, "the only way I can keep from screaming is by imagining I'm banging one of the people's faces into the side of the conference table."

She pauses, waiting, I know, for me to say that's "bad" and that she really shouldn't say something like that, let alone think it. Instead, I have to try with all my might not to grin broadly and confess that I do the same thing.

What kind of therapist would I be if I admitted to having the same impulses as many of my patients? A poor one, probably.