After working most of his life helping grieving parents, Dr. Koslov teamed up with two Russian scientists who invented a virtual therapy, called “Session Therapy”, where clients are placed in virtual situations and their brains are essentially tricked to think and feel differently about real circumstances in their lives. The therapy consists of a strict program with few sessions as possible to achieve a desired level of success, or, in Janet’s case, be able to cope with life after the death of her eight-year-old son, Logan.
However, with cutting edge therapy, there are always risks and uncertainties. Anyone undergoing Dr. Koslov’s therapy must sign a waiver that removes responsibility from the Center if a client’s symptoms get worse, which can potentially happen when the line between what’s real and not real becomes blurred. That is, the sessions can actually distort reality in a negative way when problems are encountered, beyond anyone’s control. Sometimes the virtual software can do unexpected things, or clients react differently than Koslov’s team expects.