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27th Mar '16 2:48:31 PM mlsmithca
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* Tip from ''SkinHorse'' is a psychologist. He tends to be a type 2: well-intentioned, but a little too reliant on therapy puppets and self-help books. And he's been known to storm out after insults to his [[WholesomeCrossdresser fashion sense]].
** It's stated in-universe that Tip is a psychologist, not a therapist. It's like going to a Doctor with a PhD in biology instead of a Medical Doctor. They know the general idea on how to treat it but not the exact details.

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* Tip from ''SkinHorse'' ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'' is a psychologist. He tends to be a type 2: well-intentioned, but a little too reliant on therapy puppets and self-help books. And he's been known to storm out after insults to his [[WholesomeCrossdresser fashion sense]].
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sense]]. It's stated in-universe that Tip is a psychologist, not a therapist. It's like going to a Doctor with a PhD [=PhD=] in biology instead of a Medical Doctor. They know the general idea on how to treat it but not the exact details.



* ''DrKatzProfessionalTherapist'' was about a psychologist. He was more of the second variety, with occasional flashes of competence.

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* ''DrKatzProfessionalTherapist'' ''WesternAnimation/DrKatzProfessionalTherapist'' was about a psychologist. He was more of the second variety, with occasional flashes of competence.
17th Mar '16 2:28:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''ForeverKnight'' had yet another therapist who hypnotized her patients into committing homicide. (The painting of Bedlam in her waiting room was a tip-off something was wrong.)

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* ''ForeverKnight'' ''Series/ForeverKnight'' had yet another therapist who hypnotized her patients into committing homicide. (The painting of Bedlam in her waiting room was a tip-off something was wrong.)



* A few episodes of ''MurderSheWrote'' had them, sometimes as the murderer, sometimes as a RedHerring. Others had Type 2s set up to ''look'' like Type 1s as a RedHerring.
* Dev Cvetic in the opening series of ''{{ER}}'', suffering from his own issues, becomes more and more reckless and cavalier with each episode before Susie finds him dictating his own issues into a tape recorder.
* In the first season of MadMen, Betty visits a shrink to talk through some of her housewife ennui. When Don calls the doctor later that night, the psychologist matter-of-factly reveals everything Betty told him in their session. The implication is that psychologists in the 50's and early 60's have these conversations with their patients' husbands all the time.

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* A few episodes of ''MurderSheWrote'' ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' had them, sometimes as the murderer, sometimes as a RedHerring. Others had Type 2s set up to ''look'' like Type 1s as a RedHerring.
* Dev Cvetic in the opening series of ''{{ER}}'', ''Series/{{ER}}'', suffering from his own issues, becomes more and more reckless and cavalier with each episode before Susie finds him dictating his own issues into a tape recorder.
* In the first season of MadMen, ''Series/MadMen'', Betty visits a shrink to talk through some of her housewife ennui. When Don calls the doctor later that night, the psychologist matter-of-factly reveals everything Betty told him in their session. The implication is that psychologists in the 50's and early 60's have these conversations with their patients' husbands all the time.



* The title character from "Dr. Jerome, Love Tub Doctor" by TheBogmen, who uses psychotherapy, hypnosis and a hot-tub to seduce patients.

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* The title character from "Dr. Jerome, Love Tub Doctor" by TheBogmen, Music/TheBogmen, who uses psychotherapy, hypnosis and a hot-tub to seduce patients.
17th Jan '16 10:49:50 AM nombretomado
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** We can also assume that Abby Jacobs, Dan Rydell's shrink from ''SportsNight'', was going to continue being awesome if the show had survived.
** And continued in ''TheNewsroom'' with Will [=MacAvoy's=] therapist Jack Habib, played by David Krumholtz.

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** We can also assume that Abby Jacobs, Dan Rydell's shrink from ''SportsNight'', ''Series/SportsNight'', was going to continue being awesome if the show had survived.
** And continued in ''TheNewsroom'' ''Series/TheNewsroom'' with Will [=MacAvoy's=] therapist Jack Habib, played by David Krumholtz.



* ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' adds forensic psychiatrist and FBI profiler Dr. George Huang to the cast late in season 2. Dr. Huang's pretty awesome, though his observations do not go unchallenged.

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* ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' adds forensic psychiatrist and FBI profiler Dr. George Huang to the cast late in season 2. Dr. Huang's pretty awesome, though his observations do not go unchallenged.
16th Jan '16 11:41:10 PM nombretomado
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* Lucy van Pelt of ''{{Peanuts}}''. At 5¢ a session you presumably get what you pay for.
* A common gag in ''TheFarSide''. One of the more famous ones is a therapist who puts in one patient's notes, "Just plain NUTS!"

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* Lucy van Pelt of ''{{Peanuts}}''.''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}''. At 5¢ a session you presumably get what you pay for.
* A common gag in ''TheFarSide''.''ComicStrip/TheFarSide''. One of the more famous ones is a therapist who puts in one patient's notes, "Just plain NUTS!"
10th Jan '16 12:10:09 PM nombretomado
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* Plankon once passed himself off as a psychiatrist as part of a BatmanGambit to get ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' to tell him the secret Krabby Patty recipe.

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* Plankon once passed himself off as a psychiatrist as part of a BatmanGambit to get ''SpongeBobSquarePants'' ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' to tell him the secret Krabby Patty recipe.
23rd Dec '15 4:53:35 AM Q4
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* In the ''Radio/JohnFinnemoresDoubleActs'' episode "A Flock of Tigers", a psychologist on her way to a conference meets a man on a train who just cannot imagine fictional things and cures him within the space of half an hour, [[QuestionableConsent without him asking or even realising it]].
6th Dec '15 5:49:05 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SevenSoldiers: Mr Miracle'', Shilo Norman's therapist Dr Dezard is, as the name suggests, really Desaad, whose "therapy" is actually priming people to be hosts for the Anti-Life Equation.

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* In ''SevenSoldiers: ''ComicBook/SevenSoldiers: Mr Miracle'', Shilo Norman's therapist Dr Dezard is, as the name suggests, really Desaad, whose "therapy" is actually priming people to be hosts for the Anti-Life Equation.
29th Nov '15 3:44:56 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Dr. Kauffman in SilentHillShatteredMemories. He may be quite cynical and confrontational at times, but it's all for the patient's own good in the end.

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* Dr. Kauffman in SilentHillShatteredMemories.''VideoGame/SilentHillShatteredMemories''. He may be quite cynical and confrontational at times, but it's all for the patient's own good in the end.
24th Nov '15 5:46:01 AM Ramidel
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** Earlier, Lin Beifong is directed to a therapist to help her deal with her issues with her sister, which are bad enough that they're making her physically ill. It's a difficult treatment, but it works. Interestingly, the method used is not psychotherapy, but acupuncture therapy using needles and metalbending.
23rd Nov '15 12:51:28 PM Morgenthaler
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* Dr. Rook, the jailhouse shrink in ''OneTouchOfVenus'', is not as harmful as the police lieutenant wants him to be, but still somewhat hostile and a little insane.

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* Dr. Rook, the jailhouse shrink in ''OneTouchOfVenus'', ''Theatre/OneTouchOfVenus'', is not as harmful as the police lieutenant wants him to be, but still somewhat hostile and a little insane.



* One of the main villains in LANoire, Dr. Harlan Fontaine, is shown to be a brilliant psychologist and "doctor to the stars". However, when one of Dr. Fontaine's students, Courtney Sheldon, is in a fix and wondering what to do with some military surplus morphine, Fontaine says he'll take the morphine off his hands and of course, he gives the money he receives from it to a corrupt conspiracy that has people burning down housing estates to collect the insurance money. He also manipulates an ex-patient to burn down two families' houses, forcing them to sell their land.

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* One of the main villains in LANoire, ''VideoGame/LANoire'', Dr. Harlan Fontaine, is shown to be a brilliant psychologist and "doctor to the stars". However, when one of Dr. Fontaine's students, Courtney Sheldon, is in a fix and wondering what to do with some military surplus morphine, Fontaine says he'll take the morphine off his hands and of course, he gives the money he receives from it to a corrupt conspiracy that has people burning down housing estates to collect the insurance money. He also manipulates an ex-patient to burn down two families' houses, forcing them to sell their land.



* AliceMadnessReturns offers Dr Angus Bumby, whose 'therapy' consists of getting his patients to forget their pasts so he can use them as child prostitutes. He also burns down the protagonist's house to cover his tracks after raping her sister. His KarmicDeath is justified.
* Michael's shrink in GrandTheftAutoV is not "evil" so much as he is greedy, condescending and utterly uninterested in truly helping Michael and his family.

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* AliceMadnessReturns ''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns'' offers Dr Angus Bumby, whose 'therapy' consists of getting his patients to forget their pasts so he can use them as child prostitutes. He also burns down the protagonist's house to cover his tracks after raping her sister. His KarmicDeath is justified.
* Michael's shrink in GrandTheftAutoV ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' is not "evil" so much as he is greedy, condescending and utterly uninterested in truly helping Michael and his family.
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