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16th Sep '16 6:55:07 AM DVB
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** Played straight with [[KidHero Finn,]] since There Are No ''Human'' Therapists.

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** Played straight with [[KidHero Finn,]] since There Are No ''Human'' Therapists. He has a mental ''vault'' he puts his traumatizing moments in and has been through plenty of experiences being the hero of Ooo while also being the MoralityPet to Princess Bubblegum and Marceline.
16th Sep '16 6:40:21 AM DVB
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** Though this could be a subtle example of ValuesDissonance, in the regards with how the Japanese deal with this.
13th Sep '16 7:15:11 PM Masterweaver
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* Gradually subverted in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. While at first characters would go through one-episode... episodes and not have it commented on, the presence of a literally barking mad pony being chased by doctors at least implies a mental hospital. Said pony was later seen being given a home by a nurse, presumably recovered. Also, [[BigGood Princess Celestia]] tasked one of the main characters with reforming a villain, [[TheSacredDarkness Princess Luna]] literally helps foals in their nightmares, [[LoveGoddess Princess Cadence]] is known to reignite couple's love, and Twilight Sparkle has offered to rehabilitate a former cult leader. Even the B-plot Cutie Mark Crusaders have moved into the field of cutie mark advice--and given that ponies consider cutie marks a huge part of their identity, that's saying something.
** Interestingly, all the above examples were shown ''after'' the escape and rampage of the MadGod Discord. And there have been multiple references to spells that affect the mind, some of which were shown on-screen...
18th Aug '16 7:11:18 PM PaulA
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* Played with in every way in Bujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga''. The main character is from Barrayar, a feudal militaristic culture where one is expected to go through hell and get over it without complaints and ''definitely'' [[ThereAReNoTherapists without therapy]], but his mother is from Beta Colony, a high-tech hyper-sophisticated and modern world where all is well-regulated and therapy is the normal response to any trauma or psychological issue. The trope is inverted in the first book for both worlds: Cordelia's awesome Betan therapists refuse to believe she is actually sane and wasn't brainwashed into falling in love with the enemy and she ends up having to run away, while it's revealed that Barrayaran therapy of the kind [[spoiler: Bothari]] went through is possibly [[MindRape worse]] [[LaserGuidedAmnesia than]] the original trauma. In later books the trope is played straight (and Lampshaded by Cordelia repeatedly), especially where Barrayar is concerned. But it is thankfully averted for [[spoiler: Mark]] after a book or two, because he [[TykeBomb really]] [[MindRape REALLY]] [[SplitPersonality needs]] it.

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* Played with in every way in Bujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga''. The main character is from Barrayar, a feudal militaristic culture where one is expected to go through hell and get over it without complaints and ''definitely'' [[ThereAReNoTherapists without therapy]], therapy, but his mother is from Beta Colony, a high-tech hyper-sophisticated and modern world where all is well-regulated and therapy is the normal response to any trauma or psychological issue. The trope is inverted in the first book for both worlds: Cordelia's awesome Betan therapists refuse to believe she is actually sane and wasn't brainwashed into falling in love with the enemy and she ends up having to run away, while it's revealed that Barrayaran therapy of the kind [[spoiler: Bothari]] went through is possibly [[MindRape worse]] [[LaserGuidedAmnesia than]] the original trauma. In later books the trope is played straight (and Lampshaded by Cordelia repeatedly), especially where Barrayar is concerned. But it is thankfully averted for [[spoiler: Mark]] after a book or two, because he [[TykeBomb really]] [[MindRape REALLY]] [[SplitPersonality needs]] it.



* This trope is {{deconstructed}} in ''Literature/FunnyBusiness'', in that the character who desperately needs psychiatric attention is [[StepfordSmiler hiding any indication that something's wrong]]. In other words, the only reason ThereAreNoTherapists is because the patient doesn't want to go to one, which is sadly TruthInTelevision for some victims of depression.

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* This trope is {{deconstructed}} in ''Literature/FunnyBusiness'', in that the character who desperately needs psychiatric attention is [[StepfordSmiler hiding any indication that something's wrong]]. In other words, the only reason ThereAreNoTherapists there are no therapists is because the patient doesn't want to go to one, which is sadly TruthInTelevision for some victims of depression.
14th Jul '16 8:25:20 PM DrOO7
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* ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'': You would think that everything the twins and various other characters have gone though (trials for manslaughter, abductions, attempts on their lives, being stalked by identical impersonators) would qualify them for months and months of therapy. Nope, doesn't happen.
** Big brother Steve also clearly needs one. Anyone so hung up on the memories of a long dead girlfriend that he can't bring himself to enter a new relationship is need of help.
** This is played with Jessica's friend Lila. Following her near date rape, she goes to therapy at Project Youth (at first just going to get her dad to stop worrying about her), but becomes attached to the therapist there and accuses ''him'' of assaulting her when the fight breaks out at the Jungle Prom.
** Played straight in The Sweet Life as Jessica and Todd (and Lila and Ken) are having marital problems but they don't see a therapist.
** For that matter, neither do the Wakefield parents during their marital problems.
** Other characters too-—Emily Mayer's family could certainly have used some counseling, Bruce could have, etc.




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* Played every which way on ''Series/{{ER}}'':
** Averted in some instances--Susan Lewis sees a therapist after losing custody of her niece to the sister who abandoned her, Doug Ross sees one (offscreen) after one of his one night stands ODs and dies in the ER, Carol Hathaway refers to seeing one after her suicide attempt (and was probably required to as a condition of returning to work).
** Subverted in one episode in which Luka Kovac appears to be talking to a therapist before it's revealed that she's a prostitute
** But otherwise played straight with other characters and patients--Hathaway tries to get boyfriend Shep to see a psychiatrist to deal with his PTSD, but he outright refuses to go, or even admit he has a problem. Hathaway, as a result, breaks up with him. And numerous other characters never mentions seeing one despite the considerable upheaval in their lives and how badly they're dealing with it.
** Often, the ER doctors will try to get patients who obviously need psychiatric help admitted to the psychiatric department (or psych, as they call it) only for these patients to be turned away for various reasons. These patients inevitably either come back, having harmed themselves or others, or turn up dead. Most notably, in the episode Be Still My Heart, Lucy and Carter call for a psych consult on a schizophrenic patient but are kept waiting long enough for the patient to have a psychotic break and stab both Lucy and Carter, ultimately killing the former and permanently damaging the latter both physically and psychologically--and while he sees one while in rehab, there's never any mention of him continuing to do so.
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28th Jun '16 10:00:40 PM Gamermaster
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* Averted in ''Webcomic/LsEmpire'' when Blumiere is forced to get some therapy after his [[VideoGame/SuperPaperMario second]] SuicidalCosmicTemperTantrum. [[http://l-empire.smackjeeves.com/comics/1743376/slip-and-fight-pt-12/ Hypnotherapy, to be precise]].
24th May '16 5:54:40 PM Jake
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* ''Fanfic/DoingItRightThisTime'': Averting this trope is the ''very first thing'' Misato sets out to do after [[PeggySue returning to the past]], ready to browbeat Commander Ikari into agreeing to it if necessary. [[spoiler:He agrees without putting up even token resistance, much to her surprise, because what Shinji thinks of as [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong "Operation Not Fuck Everything Up This Time"]] ultimately benefits him as well.]]
14th Apr '16 4:26:45 PM Yuihime
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* Zig-zagged in ''Webcomic/SexyLosers'': talk radio couple's counselor Dr. Lovetalk typically gives advice that is well-meant and intelligent, but completely inapplicable to the situations of her callers.
11th Apr '16 1:56:26 PM towercurator
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* Averted and played straight at the same time in ''Literature/VoidDomain''. No therapists have shown up thus far, but one professor of the local WizardingSchool has offered to act as one or to find one for Eva. Presumably other characters as well.
8th Apr '16 1:57:31 PM GlassRain
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* Averted in ''Webcomic/SleeplessDomain'', where a registration pamphlet explains that registered [[MagicalGirl magical girls]] all get their own therapist/counsellor.
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