Jack Gallagher (Vance) is a radically unorthodox psychiatrist who becomes Director of Mental Health Services at Wharton Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles.
Gallagher has developed high sensitivity about the minds of his patients and see the way they see reality, allowing him to uncover what might be the keys to their long-term recoveries.
This perspective leads Gallagher to offer strange treatments for his patients.
These treatments threaten to break the hypersensitive environment of the hospital and generate serious conflicts with his boss Nora (Sciorra), who had a relationship with Jack previously.
 Jack has to deal not only with his patients but also with Veronica (Jacqueline McKenzie), an ambitious psychiatrist who is his rival in the hospital, and Carl (Webster), an attending with a pristine image but who hides a deep hate for Jack.
In addition, Arturo (Gonzalez) is a junior resident addicted to women, and Chloë (Ramirez) is a young doctor who shun's Arturo's attempted overt sexual advances towards her.