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* Kili, a shaman who is also a therapist, in ''TheDragonDoctors''.

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* Kili, a shaman who is also a therapist, in ''TheDragonDoctors''.
''Webcomic/TheDragonDoctors''.
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* Dr. Karla Sofen, aka Moonstone, is a ''supervillain'' psychiatrist whose powers are unrelated to her profession. One of her favorite hobbies is manipulating depressed patients into committing suicide.

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* Marvel Comics' Dr. Karla Sofen, aka Moonstone, is a ''supervillain'' psychiatrist whose powers are unrelated to her profession. One of her favorite hobbies is manipulating depressed patients into committing suicide.



* Undergoing AdaptationalVillainy, in addition to being {{Gender Flip}}ed, the Dr. Kafka seen in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' is this type, experimenting on Electro once he's brought to Ravencroft to test the limits of his powers and clearly enjoying every moment of it.

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* Undergoing AdaptationalVillainy, in addition to being {{Gender Flip}}ed, Flip}}ped, the Dr. Kafka seen in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' is this type, experimenting on Electro once he's brought to Ravencroft to test the limits of his powers and clearly enjoying every moment of it.



* Karev's friend in ''Literature/ShamanOfTheUndead'' is, beside a psychologist in {{Muggle}} world, the "oblivion sower", meaning he can literally ''erase other people's memories'' and manipulate them to his wish. Oh, and he turns out to be [[spoiler:BigBad of the books, being person who turned Karev into the [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Mirror Demon]]]].

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* Karev's friend in ''Literature/ShamanOfTheUndead'' is, beside besides a psychologist in {{Muggle}} world, the "oblivion sower", meaning he can literally ''erase other people's memories'' and manipulate them to his wish. Oh, and he turns out to be [[spoiler:BigBad of the books, being the person who turned Karev into the [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Mirror Demon]]]].



* Dr. Lewis Yealland from TheRegenerationTrilogy considers his [[ShellShockedVeteran shell shocked patients]] [[LackOfEmpathy "degenerates whose inherent weaknesses would have lead them to break down in civilian life anyway"]] and uses electroshock therapy to break them and doesn't care whether or not they break down again or kill themselves.


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* Dr. Lewis Yealland from TheRegenerationTrilogy Literature/TheRegenerationTrilogy considers his [[ShellShockedVeteran shell shocked patients]] [[LackOfEmpathy "degenerates whose inherent weaknesses would have lead them to break down in civilian life anyway"]] and uses electroshock therapy to break them and doesn't care whether or not they break down again or kill themselves.




* In the ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'' episode ''The School Board Psychologist''. A dangerously incompetent psychologist tries to force Miss Brooks, Mr. Boynton and Mr. Conklin to find another line of work.

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* In the ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'' episode ''The School Board Psychologist''. A Psychologist'', a dangerously incompetent psychologist tries to force Miss Brooks, Mr. Boynton and Mr. Conklin to find another line of work.



* ''TheBadSeed'' has a non-professional example in Monica Breedlove. A fan of Freudian psychology, she likes to psychoanalyze people for fun; she diagnosed her gardener as a paranoid schizophrenic and herself as [[BrotherSisterIncest loving]] her brother. Despite how much knowledge she has about psychology and human nature, her arrogance and [[{{Motormouth}} constant talking]] blind her from being able to apply it in a real situation, and she is unable to see the [[EnfanteTerrible chaos]] that is going on right under her nose.

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* ''TheBadSeed'' ''Literature/TheBadSeed'' has a non-professional example in Monica Breedlove. A fan of Freudian psychology, she likes to psychoanalyze people for fun; she diagnosed her gardener as a paranoid schizophrenic and herself as [[BrotherSisterIncest loving]] her brother. Despite how much knowledge she has about psychology and human nature, her arrogance and [[{{Motormouth}} constant talking]] blind her from being able to apply it in a real situation, and she is unable to see the [[EnfanteTerrible chaos]] that is going on right under her nose.



* The psychologist or psychiatrist in ''Film/TheStepfordWives''. (The original, at least.) You just know she's not going to believe it.



* Tip from ''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]]. 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 ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'' is a psychologist. He psychologist who 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.



* The psychologist or psychiatrist in ''Film/TheStepfordWives''. (The original, at least.) You just know she's not going to believe it.



* Mr Nutt, polymath genius in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', heroically psychoanalysis ''himself''.
* Rivers from TheRegenerationTrilogy is tirelessly kind and patient with the ShellShockedVeteran s he helps to come to terms with their war experiences.
** Rivers' friend Henry Head is also suggested to be one of these along with some of the other doctors at Craiglockhart

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* Mr Nutt, polymath genius in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'', heroically psychoanalysis psychoanalyses ''himself''.
* Rivers from Literature/from TheRegenerationTrilogy is tirelessly kind and patient with the ShellShockedVeteran s {{Shell Shocked Veteran}}s he helps to come to terms with their war experiences.
** Rivers' friend Henry Head is also suggested to be one of these along with some of the other doctors at CraiglockhartCraiglockhart.



* ''Literature/ProfessorMmaasLecture'' has dr. Sigismund Kraft-Durchfreud, a termite caricature of dr. Freud. He is a genuinely competent doctor, if not exactly an "awesome" one.
* In Literature/TheDresdenFiles' ''Literature/GhostStory'', ectomancer (a man who can speak to spirits and have control over them) Mortimer Lindquist is this for the ghosts of those who died. He helps them deal with what is holding them back so they can move on. Those who cannot move on, he helps them control themselves and not become dangerous creatures.

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* ''Literature/ProfessorMmaasLecture'' has dr. Dr. Sigismund Kraft-Durchfreud, a termite caricature of dr.Dr. Freud. He is a genuinely competent doctor, if not exactly an "awesome" one.
* In Literature/TheDresdenFiles' ''Literature/GhostStory'', ectomancer (a man who can speak to spirits and have control over them) Mortimer Lindquist is this for the ghosts of those who died. He helps them deal with what is holding them back so they can move on. Those who cannot move on, he helps them to control themselves and not become dangerous creatures.



* Both of Adrian Monk's shrinks in ''Series/{{Monk}}'' are awesome. Dr. Kroger, ''always'' has advice that's relevant and helpful. Granted, Monk isn't always very good at following that advice, but still. Dr. Bell, Monk's shrink beginning in season 7, is equally awesome.
* Tony Hill from ''WireInTheBlood'' is an awesome psychologist. Though most of his screen time is devoted to second guessing criminals, rather than curing people. He's so good one crazy hoodoo doctor was convinced that Tony was a witchdoctor too, and the ending suggests they [[YourMindMakesItReal died from hallucinating a swarm of flies suffocating them]]. And sometimes it appears he might not be quite right himself.

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* Both of Adrian Monk's shrinks in ''Series/{{Monk}}'' are awesome. Dr. Kroger, Kroger ''always'' has advice that's relevant and helpful. Granted, Monk isn't always very good at following that advice, but still. Dr. Bell, Monk's shrink beginning in season 7, is equally awesome.
* Tony Hill from ''WireInTheBlood'' ''Series/WireInTheBlood'' is an awesome psychologist. Though most of his screen time is devoted to second guessing criminals, rather than curing people. He's so good one crazy hoodoo doctor was convinced that Tony was a witchdoctor too, and the ending suggests they [[YourMindMakesItReal died from hallucinating a swarm of flies suffocating them]]. And sometimes it appears he might not be quite right himself.



* ''VisualNovel/LuxPain'' therapist, [[HospitalHottie Honoka Hino]], is a psychiatrist in addition to the school's nurse. She does seem to successfully counsel a few people, like Takuya Inoue. However, later in the game she [[spoiler: is infected by a mental parasite after Hibiki Kiryu goes into a coma, and wonders if he'll ever wake up. She reveals she also used to counsel a terminally ill girl who asked her to smile, then died. If you don't remove the parasite, she snaps, goes into the hospital and kills him, then is gunned down mercilessly by the police. She ends up needing more therapy than practically anyone in the game. And that's says a lot.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/LuxPain'' therapist, [[HospitalHottie Honoka Hino]], is a psychiatrist in addition to the school's nurse. She does seem to successfully counsel a few people, like Takuya Inoue. However, later in the game she [[spoiler: is infected by a mental parasite after Hibiki Kiryu goes into a coma, and wonders if he'll ever wake up. She reveals she also used to counsel a terminally ill girl who asked her to smile, then died. If you don't remove the parasite, she snaps, goes into the hospital and kills him, then is gunned down mercilessly by the police. She ends up needing more therapy than practically anyone in the game. And that's says a lot.]]



* Dr Jeremiah Arkham in ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' varies between Type 1 and 2 DependingOnTheWriter. He was originally created by Alan Grant as a B. F. Skinner type who believed in "controlling" his charges, then shifting to a touchy-feely shrink who let them wear their costumes if it made them feel better, before going through a period where he was a costumed villain himself. His ancestor Amadeus, who founded [[BedlamHouse the Asylum]], is currently appearing as a Type 2/3 in ''[[ComicBook/JonahHex All-Star Western]]'' but it's a ForegoneConclusion that he becomes a Type 1, since it's built into the Asylum's history.

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* Dr Jeremiah Arkham in ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' varies between Type 1 and 2 DependingOnTheWriter. He was originally created by Alan Grant as a B. F. Skinner type who believed in "controlling" his charges, then shifting to a touchy-feely shrink who let them wear their costumes if it made them feel better, before going through a period where he was a costumed villain himself. His ancestor Amadeus, who founded [[BedlamHouse the Asylum]], is currently appearing appears as a Type 2/3 in ''[[ComicBook/JonahHex All-Star Western]]'' but it's a ForegoneConclusion that he becomes a Type 1, since it's built into the Asylum's history.



* Dr Wang in ''Fanfic/TheStalkingZukoSeries'' varies between Type 2 and Type 3. He is an effective therapist who immediately figures out [[AvatarTheLastAirbender Jet.]] He forces Jet to reflect on why he's accusing "Lee" of being a Fire Nation spy and points out that his theory has no evidence and almost gets Jet to perform a HeelRealization. But Dr Wang ends up being ineffective due to Jet's denial of his own issues, Jet being forced into therapy by Lee and Smellerbee, and Jet's self-reflection makes him realize that he has evidence for ''"Mushi"'' being a firebender as opposed to "Lee".

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* Dr Wang in ''Fanfic/TheStalkingZukoSeries'' varies between Type 2 and Type 3. He is an effective therapist who immediately figures out [[AvatarTheLastAirbender [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Jet.]] He forces Jet to reflect on why he's accusing "Lee" of being a Fire Nation spy and points out that his theory has no evidence and almost gets Jet to perform a HeelRealization. But Dr Wang ends up being ineffective due to Jet's denial of his own issues, Jet being forced into therapy by Lee and Smellerbee, and Jet's self-reflection makes making him realize that he has evidence for ''"Mushi"'' being a firebender as opposed to "Lee".



* [[Creator/PGWodehouse Sir Roderick Glossop]] is a rather complicated example. Sometimes he would qualify as harmful because of his tendency to see mental illness everywhere and his belief that Bertie should be institutionalized. Of course since this is Wodehouse its PlayedForLaughs. Later on he becomes more of a dopey ineffectual shrink specifically in his use of “The Glossop Method” where he gives a patient whatever it is they want (alcohol for instance) in the hopes that they [[YouFailLogicForever will get sick of it and therefore cease to be addicted.]] Needless to say it doesn’t work.

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* [[Creator/PGWodehouse Sir Roderick Glossop]] is a rather complicated example. Sometimes he would qualify as harmful because of his tendency to see mental illness everywhere and his belief that Bertie should be institutionalized. Of course since this is Wodehouse its it's PlayedForLaughs. Later on he becomes more of a dopey ineffectual shrink specifically in his use of “The Glossop Method” where he gives a patient whatever it is they want (alcohol for instance) in the hopes that they [[YouFailLogicForever will get sick of it and therefore cease to be addicted.]] Needless to say it doesn’t work.



* Series/{{House}}'s psychiatrist in Season 6 is [[InformedAbility apparently awesome]] but actually violates so many therapeutic heuristics (ex. don't judge your patient, and picking up a newspaper and ignoring him may make for dramatic effect or comedy in someone twisted mind but is certainly not realistically helpful), it's no wonder House finally got fed up and walked out.

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* Series/{{House}}'s psychiatrist in Season 6 is [[InformedAbility apparently awesome]] but actually violates so many therapeutic heuristics (ex. don't judge your patient, and picking up a newspaper and ignoring him may make for dramatic effect or comedy in someone someone's twisted mind but is certainly not realistically helpful), it's no wonder House finally got fed up and walked out.



* Dr. Hartley in ''Series/{{The Bob Newhart Show}}''. None of his patients get any better.

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* Dr. Hartley in ''Series/{{The Bob Newhart Show}}''. None No matter how many breakthroughs they have, none of his patients get any better.



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* ''VisualNovel/LuxPain'' therapist, [[HospitalHottie Honoka Hino]], is a psychiatrist in addition to the school's nurse. She does seem to successfully counsel a few people, like Takuya Inoue. However, later in the game she [[spoiler: is infected by a mental parasite after Hibiki Kiryu goes into a coma, and wonders if he'll ever wake up. She reveals she also used to counsel a terminally ill girl who asked her to smile, then died. If you don't remove the parasite, she snaps, goes into the hospital and kills him, then is gunned down mercilessly by the police. She ends up needing more therapy than practically anyone in the game. And that's saying a lot.]]



* [[Level30Psychiatry Dr. Gardevoir]] serves as the only psychiatrist to a world inhabited by video game characters. She's seen to be calmly dealing with a [[VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} Creeper]] repeatedly exploding but dreads being in the same room as [[VideoGame/Left4Dead2 Ellis]]. [[spoiler: She also seems to have given herself a SplitPersonality when trying self therapy.]]

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* [[Level30Psychiatry [[WebComic/Level30Psychiatry Dr. Gardevoir]] serves as the only psychiatrist to a world inhabited by video game characters. She's seen to be calmly dealing with a [[VideoGame/{{Minecraft}} Creeper]] repeatedly exploding but dreads being in the same room as [[VideoGame/Left4Dead2 Ellis]]. [[spoiler: She also seems to have given herself a SplitPersonality when trying self therapy.]]



* Dr. Penelope Young from VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum sits at a nebulous point between types 1 and 2. Her intentions are good, but the experiments she performs -- and which FridgeHorror indicates she ''intends'' to perform, given she thinks that her subjects would ''need'' a PsychoSerum like [=TITAN=] to survive them -- are clearly less than benevolent. She is cool-headed and rational, yet her effects at treating or even diagnosing the patients at Arkham are absolutely useless. This is compounded by the fact she has a rather egregious case of ArbitrarySkepticism, which means she refuses to believe that, say, Killer Croc is a cannibal (despite this being a well-documented aspect of his behavior by the police- [[FlatEarthAtheist and him being a 15 feet tall crocodile man]]) or that the Ratcatcher does have a borderline psychic ability to communicate with rats (then later demanding he remove the rats from the interview room). Admittedly, in this last case, metahumans are a rarity in Gotham, but at least three well-known cases -- Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, and Clayface -- are not only famous, but actually ''kept'' in Arkham. Summing up just how terrible she is at performing even a basic diagnosis; Dr. Young actually comes to the conclusion that Jonathon Crane, aka The Scarecrow, is harmless and would be a great asset to the [=TITAN=] project... as a researcher. Oh, and she later finds out that the whole project was funded by ''TheJoker''.

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* Dr. Penelope Young from VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum sits at a nebulous point between types 1 and 2. Her intentions are good, but the experiments she performs -- and which FridgeHorror indicates she ''intends'' to perform, given she thinks that her subjects would ''need'' a PsychoSerum like [=TITAN=] to survive them -- are clearly less than benevolent. She is cool-headed and rational, yet her effects at treating or even diagnosing the patients at Arkham are absolutely useless. This is compounded by the fact she has a rather egregious case of ArbitrarySkepticism, which means she refuses to believe that, say, Killer Croc is a cannibal (despite this being a well-documented aspect of his behavior by the police- [[FlatEarthAtheist and him being a 15 feet tall crocodile man]]) or that the Ratcatcher does have a borderline psychic ability to communicate with rats (then later demanding he remove the rats from the interview room). Admittedly, in this last case, metahumans are a rarity in Gotham, but at least three well-known cases -- Mr. Freeze, Poison Ivy, and Clayface -- are not only famous, but actually ''kept'' in Arkham. Summing up just how terrible she is at performing even a basic diagnosis; Dr. Young actually comes to the conclusion that Jonathon Crane, aka The Scarecrow, is harmless and would be a great asset to the [=TITAN=] project... as a researcher. Oh, and she later finds out that the whole project was funded by ''TheJoker''.''ComicBook/TheJoker''.
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* Undergoing AdaptationalVillainy, in addition to being {{Gender Flip}}ed, the Dr. Kafka seen in ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan2'' is this type, experimenting on Electro once he's brought to Ravencroft to test the limits of his powers and clearly enjoying every moment of it.
16th Jun '16 6:23:34 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheEmpath Psyche]] in ''ThaliasMusings''. She helps the goddess Artemis work through issues from her abusive childhood, which lets Artemis finally [[spoiler:acknowledge her love for Athena and begin a relationship with her]].

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* [[TheEmpath Psyche]] in ''ThaliasMusings''.''Literature/ThaliasMusings''. She helps the goddess Artemis work through issues from her abusive childhood, which lets Artemis finally [[spoiler:acknowledge her love for Athena and begin a relationship with her]].
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* Dr. Lowenstein from Film/ThePrinceOfTides
3rd Jun '16 5:36:13 PM Vigil
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* Dr Jessica Yamada of [[Literature/Worm]]. Literally saves the world by talking Glastig Uaine all the way from going on an unstoppable rampage to being a hero.

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* Dr Jessica Yamada of [[Literature/Worm]].Literature/{{Worm}}. Literally saves the world by talking Glastig Uaine all the way from going on an unstoppable rampage to being a hero.
3rd Jun '16 5:35:14 PM Vigil
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* Dr Jessica Yamada of ''Literature/Worm''. Literally saves the world by talking Glastig Uaine all the way from going on an unstoppable rampage to being a hero.

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* Dr Jessica Yamada of ''Literature/Worm''.[[Literature/Worm]]. Literally saves the world by talking Glastig Uaine all the way from going on an unstoppable rampage to being a hero.
3rd Jun '16 5:34:37 PM Vigil
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* Dr Jessica Yamada of ''Worm''. Literally saves the world by talking Glastig Uaine all the way from going on an unstoppable rampage to being a hero.

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* Dr Jessica Yamada of ''Worm''.''Literature/Worm''. Literally saves the world by talking Glastig Uaine all the way from going on an unstoppable rampage to being a hero.
3rd Jun '16 5:33:58 PM Vigil
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* Dr Jessica Yamada of ''Worm''. Literally saves the world by talking Glastig Uaine all the way from going on an unstoppable rampage to being a hero.
11th May '16 10:54:17 AM erforce
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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' has the above-mentioned Dr. Silberman, but his counterpart is the awesome Dr. Boyd Sherman. Not only does he accurately assess John as suffering from PTSD, he also thinks Cameron might [[CrowningMomentOfFunny have Asperger's Syndrome]], he tries to get Sarah to talk (good luck), and sorts out an AI question the geeks can't. Unfortunately, it ends [[SacrificialLamb badly]] for him.

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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' has the above-mentioned Dr. Silberman, but his counterpart is the awesome Dr. Boyd Sherman. Not only does he accurately assess John as suffering from PTSD, he also thinks Cameron might [[CrowningMomentOfFunny have Asperger's Syndrome]], he tries to get Sarah to talk (good luck), and sorts out an AI question the geeks can't. Unfortunately, it ends [[SacrificialLamb badly]] for him.



* In the musical ''LadyInTheDark'', Dr. Alexander Brooks analyzes Liza Elliott's musical {{Dream Sequence}}s and discovers the roots of her nervous disorder in her childhood memories.

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* In the musical ''LadyInTheDark'', ''Theatre/LadyInTheDark'', Dr. Alexander Brooks analyzes Liza Elliott's musical {{Dream Sequence}}s and discovers the roots of her nervous disorder in her childhood memories.
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