Michael has been seeing his therapist, David, for fifteen years. This week, they head to a shopping mall to tackle Michael's fear of small talk. Michael's mental well-being is not David's only concern. He is writing a self-help book about phobias. Michael is totally unaware that he is the central character. The composed and self-contained David is involved with in a wild and passionate relationship with the book's editor, Samantha 'Sammy' Dunbar. At the office, Michael's colleague Carlos ramps up his anxiety level just for the sport of it.