You Are Not Crazy: Letters from Your Therapist

by David Klow

People today live in psychological bubbles. They think that they are the only ones who experience what they do. They think that they are crazy, yet do not realize that everyone around them is having quite similar experiences.

This book, from Wyatt-MacKenzie Publishing, ends this psychological isolation. It helps people realize that they are not the only ones who have strange thoughts or behave inconsistently.

Psychotherapist David Klow brings deep insight, wisdom, and warmth to this process as he helps readers find new understanding about themselves. Through a series of heartfelt letters to his patients, he relates timeless and impactful information that normalizes life’s struggles.

About the Author



David Klow is the founder and owner of Skylight Counseling Center in Chicago. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and university lecturer. 

David's unique experience of working with countless individuals, couples and families allows him to bring rich insight into the lives of modern people.

As an author, David takes readers into a sacred process of better knowing who they are and learning how to live a more fulfilling life.

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You Are Not Crazy

In these letters from your therapist, David Klow offers warmth, wisdom and insight that helps people live healthier and more effective lives.  

This unique opportunity to eavesdrop into the inner lives of those in therapy allows for greater understanding of life's various challenges. 


What People Are Saying

Arthur C Nielsen, MD

Professor of Psychiatry 

In this book packed with wisdom and insightful advice, Klow delivers on his promise to help people realize that though they may be suffering in silence, they are neither “crazy” nor unique, and that a therapeutic journey like the ones he offers his clients might be just the answer to their problems.

As a seasoned therapist who secretly enjoys reading advice columns, I found this book a real page turner, as it offers sensible advice to people with problems ranging from unfinished business with parents, to breaking up with lovers, to finding meaning in life, and pretty much everything in between.    


Whether you are thinking of entering psychotherapy or just looking to see how an expert approaches some of life’s thorny problems, this book will give you a taste of what that self-transformative journey might look like, and you may just recognize yourself in one or more of the book’s excellent case vignettes.  


Arthur Nielsen, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,

Feinberg School of Medicine,

Northwestern University,

and faculty member at The Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis and The Family Institute at Northwestern University.

Alexandra Solomon, PhD

Psychologist & Author

You are not crazy. And you are not alone. Open yourself to the lessons offered in this book—lessons about pain and possibility, trauma and recovery, anger and forgiveness. You will be so glad you did. David has written a book which lifts the cloud of mystery and misunderstanding about asking for help.

In You Are Not Crazy, David opens the door and invites his reader into the sacred space that is the therapy office. I suspect some readers will reach a tipping point as they travel through these pages and decide to begin therapy, having been offered a gentle preview of what is in store.


Alexandra H. Solomon, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Northwestern University 

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, The Family Institute at Northwestern University 

Author, Loving Bravely: 20 Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get The Love You Want




Vienna Pharaon, LMFT

Relationship Expert

You Are Not Crazy is a touching collection of honest and heartfelt letters written by David Klow to his clients. The book offers the readers a powerful look into the confronting issues many of us share, while also giving the readers a peek into the internal experience and processing of the therapist.

David uses a compassionate voice while labeling what it is he sees in his clients. He challenges them, which often may feel like he’s challenging you, to lean into vulnerability and bravely move through the healing. You Are Not Crazy leaves you feeling more connected to yourself and the world around you, while bringing forward a gentler inner voice for yourself.  

Vienna Pharaon, LMFT, 
Founder of Mindful Marriage and Family Therapy in New York, NY, and relationship expert for Motherly. 

In this superb book, David Klow shares letters he has written to his clients in psychotherapy. Klow’s letters reveal the working of an outstanding therapist, and advance the use of writing to clients in therapy. These letters also capture the essence of good therapy, which above all else is about a caring shared interaction between clients and therapist. 

The wisdom communicated resonates broadly, well beyond the individual client to whom each letter is addressed. This is a magical volume sure to be of great interest to therapists, clients in therapy, and those who simply are engaged with the challenges of modern living.  

Jay Lebow, Ph.D., ABPP,
Senior Scholar and Clinical Professor,
The Family Institute at Northwestern University



Buy a Book

Purchase "You Are Not Crazy" in stores or online.

You Are Not Crazy: Love Letters From Your Therapist is for anyone . . .

  • For those looking to develop insight into themselves
  • Anyone who wants to have more satisfying relationships
  • For those who'd like to eavesdrop on the inner lives of others while seeing themselves through their struggles
  • For anyone going through a tough time that feels alone
  • And for anyone who wants to learn more about the process of therapy
  • 218 pages. 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches

       Please purchase at any of the links to the right.

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    " Life is waiting for you to connect more deeply. The door to this connection is inside you. "


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    " The goal is to give ourselves what we did not receive growing up."


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    " We humans are a weird, lovely and complex bunch. "


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    " You are not alone. There is nothing wrong with you. "