For over thirty years, I've been researching and writing about the complexities of adult life. We each have roles and responsibilities to live up to: how do we do that while still being individuals who can express our own unique experience of the world? How do we keep hope and vitality alive? Can we be our most authentic selves?
As a psychotherapist and educator, I've had the privilege of listening in detail to people talk about the creative and profound ways they navigate the confusing, conflicting, scary yet enlivening possibilities of life. I am fascinated by the challenge of transforming our chosen roles into real relationships.
I am a psychologist who writes both fiction and nonfiction. My latest novel, The Stethoscope Cure, explores how a young psychiatrist, deeply wounded, heals himself by learning to listen to his heart and respond to those who need him, not with a medical instrument but with his own humanity.
What others are saying about the novel:
"Sam Osherson explores what it means to fall apart and become whole with rare precision and grace. Wrenching, honest, and shot through with moments of great humor, The Stethoscope Cure deepens and enlarges our understanding of what it means to be alive. Osherson's love for his characters is contagious, and the generosity and wisdom of his vision are a gift. This is a beautiful, riveting novel."- Abigail DeWitt, author, Lili and Dogs.
“I literally couldn't put this novel down and zoomed through the last 60 pages. A powerful, moving and thoroughly absorbing recreation of the turbulent times that were the late '60's. Osherson vividly captures the Vietnam War's effects on soldiers as well as on those attempting to treat them. I was reminded often of the men I interviewed for my book, their suffering, their painful memories . A potent mix about times we need to remember, being played out again now with this generation.”- Tom Weiner, Author, Called to Serve: The Stories of Men and Women Affected By The Vietnam Draft