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29th Jun '17 6:48:00 AM jamespolk
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Compare with PsychologistTeacher.

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Compare with PsychologistTeacher. Patients visiting The Shrink may well lie down on a FreudianCouch for therapy.
28th Jun '17 12:32:09 PM TheFace
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* ''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns'' offers Dr. Angus Bumby, whose 'therapy' consists of getting his patients to forget their pasts so he can use them as [[SexSlave child prostitutes]]. He also burns down the protagonist's house to cover his tracks after raping her sister. His KarmicDeath is justified.

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* ''VideoGame/AliceMadnessReturns'' offers Dr.[[spoiler:Dr. Angus Bumby, whose 'therapy' consists of getting his patients to forget their pasts so he can use them as [[SexSlave child prostitutes]]. He also burns down the protagonist's house to cover his tracks after raping her sister. His KarmicDeath is justified.]]
20th Jun '17 11:51:06 AM AdelePotter
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* The main character of ''VideoGame/NightInTheWooods'' sees a therapist, Dr. Hank, which is good, since she's clearly mentally ill [[spoiler:and suffering some sort of nervous breakdown]]. Unfortunately, Dr. Hank is utterly worthless as a therapist -- his only method seems to be "write it down in a journal." If his patient were someone else, he'd just be Ineffective, but [[spoiler:when you find out Mae's mental problems led to her putting someone in the hospital, nearly getting herself killed multiple times, and having the aforementioned nervous breakdown]], he's officially crossed into harmful territory.

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* The main character of ''VideoGame/NightInTheWooods'' ''VideoGame/NightInTheWoods'' sees a therapist, Dr. Hank, which is good, since she's clearly mentally ill [[spoiler:and is suffering some sort of nervous breakdown]]. Unfortunately, Dr. Hank is utterly worthless as a therapist -- his only method seems to be "write it down in a journal." If his patient were someone else, he'd just be Ineffective, but [[spoiler:when you find out Mae's mental problems led to her putting someone in the hospital, nearly getting herself killed multiple times, and having the aforementioned nervous breakdown]], breakdown, which in turn led to her dropping out of college]], he's officially crossed into harmful territory.
territory. Another character mentions having seen him for her drug problem, but finding him to be useless as well, and only getting clean when she changed doctors.
17th Jun '17 8:22:30 AM whatkindofadayhasitbeen
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** Stanley Keyworth in ''Series/TheWestWing'' is probably the best example of this. He is called in by Leo to meet with Josh, who is very resistant to the idea and tries to deflect with anger and snarkiness. Stanley is not at all fazed by his aggression and eventually pushes Josh into admitting that he didn't cut his hand on a glass but instead [[SelfHarm broke a window in his apartment while having a flashback to the shooting]]. Josh is diagnosed with PTSD, while it is made very clear that he is not cured and requires much more treatment.
*** There are implications that Josh remains in contact with Stanley and continues to undergo therapy for his PTSD. Two years later, when the White House is shot at, Donna expresses concern over Josh's mental health and calls Stanley, telling Josh that he's on the line if he needs to talk to him (making it clear that Josh's disorder is under control, but not completely gone from his life and is something that he still occasionally struggles with).

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** Stanley Keyworth in ''Series/TheWestWing'' is probably the best example of this. He is called in by Leo to meet with Josh, who is very resistant to the idea idea, and tries to deflect the difficult questions asked of him with anger and snarkiness. Stanley is not at all fazed by his aggression aggression, and eventually pushes Josh into admitting that he [[spoiler: didn't cut his hand on a glass glass, but instead [[SelfHarm broke a window in his apartment while having a flashback to the shooting]]. Josh is diagnosed with PTSD, while and Stanley makes it is made very clear that he is not cured "cured" and requires much more treatment.
treatment.]]
*** There are implications that Josh remains in contact with Stanley and continues to undergo therapy for his PTSD. Two years later, when the White House is [[spoiler: shot at, at]], Donna expresses concern over Josh's mental health and calls Stanley, telling Josh that he's on the line if he needs to talk to him (making it clear (implying that while Josh's disorder is under control, but it is not completely gone from his life life, and is something that he still occasionally struggles with).
17th Jun '17 8:19:14 AM whatkindofadayhasitbeen
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* Creator/AaronSorkin's a big fan of shrinks- they tend to be of the tough love, teller-of-hard-truths type. Adam Arkin played Awesome Shrink Stanley Keyworth in ''Series/TheWestWing'', where he helped Josh overcome the trauma of being shot.

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* Creator/AaronSorkin's a big fan of shrinks- they tend to be of the tough love, teller-of-hard-truths type. Adam Arkin played Awesome Shrink type.
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Stanley Keyworth in ''Series/TheWestWing'', where he helped ''Series/TheWestWing'' is probably the best example of this. He is called in by Leo to meet with Josh, who is very resistant to the idea and tries to deflect with anger and snarkiness. Stanley is not at all fazed by his aggression and eventually pushes Josh overcome into admitting that he didn't cut his hand on a glass but instead [[SelfHarm broke a window in his apartment while having a flashback to the trauma of being shot.shooting]]. Josh is diagnosed with PTSD, while it is made very clear that he is not cured and requires much more treatment.
*** There are implications that Josh remains in contact with Stanley and continues to undergo therapy for his PTSD. Two years later, when the White House is shot at, Donna expresses concern over Josh's mental health and calls Stanley, telling Josh that he's on the line if he needs to talk to him (making it clear that Josh's disorder is under control, but not completely gone from his life and is something that he still occasionally struggles with).
3rd Jun '17 10:01:51 PM Troperinik
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* ''Westernanimation/{{Kaeloo}}'' gives us Jean Guillaume the psychotherapist. He's sometimes shown to be useful and effective, and provides Kaeloo with good advice. On the other hand, when Mr. Cat comes to his office for help, all he does is hold a lengthy conversation which winds up being more like a casual conversation between two friends and is not even remotely helpful. At one point they even make fun of Kaeloo while she's sitting right next to them.
2nd Jun '17 6:35:22 AM AdelePotter
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* Dr. Noelle Akopian of ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'' is in a rather unfortunate position, being smart, compassionate, and [[OnlySaneMan mostly separated from all the drama and thus able to be objective]]... but having ''[[SelectiveObliviousness Rebecca]]'' for a client. In any other romantic comedy, she'd be the Awesome kind, but since she's counselling the RomanticFalseLead, her (good) advice falls on deaf ears, forcing her into the role of the Ineffective shrink, and an IgnoredExpert. By the second season, she's realized that Rebecca will never take her advice, and only bothers because she needs money for a new kayak.

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* Dr. Noelle Akopian of ''Series/CrazyExGirlfriend'' is in a rather unfortunate position, being smart, compassionate, and [[OnlySaneMan mostly separated from all the drama and thus able to be objective]]... but having ''[[SelectiveObliviousness Rebecca]]'' for a client. In any other romantic comedy, she'd be the Awesome kind, but since she's counselling the RomanticFalseLead, her (good) advice falls on deaf ears, forcing her into the role of the Ineffective shrink, and an IgnoredExpert. By the second season, she's realized that Rebecca will never take her advice, and only bothers because she needs money for a new kayak.
kayak. [[spoiler:Further proving that she'd normally be the Awesome kind, when it looks like Rebecca might ''finally'' be having a breakthrough, Dr. Akopian is ''thrilled'', cancelling her next few appointments so she can talk to Rebecca longer that day, and immediately stops snarking and starts trying to guide Rebecca towards the realization that being with Josh won't make her happy. Unfortunately, Josh shows up at that exact moment and proposes. Cue Rebecca forgetting all about her breakthrough, and a BigNo from Dr. Akopian.]]
2nd Jun '17 6:32:27 AM AdelePotter
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* The main character of ''VideoGame/NightInTheWooods'' sees a therapist, Dr. Hank, which is good, since she's clearly mentally ill [[spoiler:and suffering some sort of nervous breakdown]]. Unfortunately, Dr. Hank is utterly worthless as a therapist -- his only method seems to be "write it down in a journal." If his patient were someone else, he'd just be Ineffective, but [[spoiler:when you find out Mae's mental problems led to her putting someone in the hospital, nearly getting herself killed multiple times, and having the aforementioned nervous breakdown]], he's officially crossed into harmful territory.
30th May '17 6:52:10 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/AaronSorkin's a big fan of shrinks- they tend to be of the tough love, teller-of-hard-truths type. Adam Arkin played Awesome Shrink Stanley Keyworth in ''TheWestWing'', where he helped Josh overcome the trauma of being shot.

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* Creator/AaronSorkin's a big fan of shrinks- they tend to be of the tough love, teller-of-hard-truths type. Adam Arkin played Awesome Shrink Stanley Keyworth in ''TheWestWing'', ''Series/TheWestWing'', where he helped Josh overcome the trauma of being shot.
1st May '17 9:51:38 AM RaeCharter
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* Literature/MaryRussell's psychiatrist in the backstory was; Mary uses the coping skills she learned from Dr. Ginzberg to deal with her own guilt and trauma throughout the series, help a traumatised child, and restore the memories of a witness.

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* Literature/MaryRussell's psychiatrist in the backstory was; backstory; Mary uses the coping skills she learned from Dr. Ginzberg to deal with her own guilt and trauma throughout the series, help a traumatised child, and restore the memories of a witness.
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