While not condoning his chauvinism, I’m kind of on Mamet’s side on this. One would think a trained therapist would have more to offer than the old “count to 10” advice given out by moms the world over. I know if I’m paying someone $200.00/hr, I would expect more, I would expect her to at least couch (get it?) it in professional terms, whatever that is.
It is indeed unsettling the extent to which I sometimes see myself in Mamet.
“Just squeeze your rage up into a bitter little ball and release it at an appropriate time, like that day I hit the referee with the whiskey bottle.” — Homer Simpson