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1st Oct '17 9:53:24 AM nombretomado
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* TheShrink: Complete with {{Internal Subtrope}}s for situations in which a character does go to a therapist but the therapist is unskilled, condemnatory, or otherwise problematic, and those in which this trope is averted when the character goes to a good therapist and gets the help they need.

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* TheShrink: Complete with {{Internal Administrivia/{{Internal Subtrope}}s for situations in which a character does go to a therapist but the therapist is unskilled, condemnatory, or otherwise problematic, and those in which this trope is averted when the character goes to a good therapist and gets the help they need.
26th Sep '17 3:38:06 PM Discar
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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', galactic medical science is pretty advanced when it comes to purely physical ailments. But the vast majority of the plot is driven by characters with glaring psychological problems who seem to have no formal support mechanisms whatsoever. The closest that the old Jedi Order had was Yoda, who generally seems to have counseled troubled Jedi to become TheSpock and not allow their emotions to get to them. TheDarkSide thrives thanks to this.

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', galactic medical science is pretty advanced when it comes to purely physical ailments. But the vast majority of the plot is driven by characters with glaring psychological problems who seem to have no formal support mechanisms whatsoever. The closest that the old Jedi Order had to a therapist was Yoda, who generally seems Yoda. When Anakin went to have counseled troubled Jedi him for help, Yoda had trouble because Anakin was lying about the nature of his problems; in the end, all Yoda could do was counsel him to become TheSpock and not allow their his emotions to get to them. TheDarkSide thrives thanks him. Contrast in ''WesternAnimation/TheCloneWars'', when Ahsoka (Anakin's apprentice) had a problem and went to this.Yoda for help, but since she told him the truth, they were able to work through the issue in a more reasonable manner.
5th Sep '17 5:17:30 AM ImpudentInfidel
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** They try to avert this again in season seven when Buffy becomes a school counsellor. But considering everything she's been through without getting any help and not exactly dealing with any of it in a responsible manner (e.g. having rough sex with Spike and beating him up in the previous season), it really doesn't work. She's simply not qualified, both professionally and mentally.

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** They try to avert this again in season seven when Buffy becomes a school counsellor. But considering everything she's been through without getting any help and not exactly dealing with any of it in a responsible manner (e.g. having rough sex with Spike and beating him up in the previous season), it really doesn't work. She's simply not qualified, both professionally and mentally. The teachers and principal were savvy enough to minimize the number of students who visited her; the job was really just a cover for keeping the local Slayer on retainer.
4th Sep '17 6:23:07 PM DVB
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* Marvel generally tends to avert this thanks to Doc Samson, a psychologist who also happens to be a superhero (specifically, a gamma mutate, this having Hulk-like capabilities, born out of his desire to help people.)



** MJ is explicitly suffering from PTSD after [[spoiler Green Goblin throws her off a bridge]]. Peter even thinks that she should seek counseling, but worries that she [[AllTherapistsAreMuggles wouldn't be able to talk about it without giving away his identity]]. Peter himself could probably use one himself.

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** MJ is explicitly suffering from PTSD after [[spoiler [[spoiler: Green Goblin throws her off a bridge]]. Peter even thinks that she should seek counseling, but worries that she [[AllTherapistsAreMuggles wouldn't be able to talk about it without giving away his identity]]. Peter himself could probably use one himself.
4th Sep '17 6:20:36 PM DVB
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** Though this could be a subtle example of ValuesDissonance, in the regards with how the Japanese deal with this.

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** Though this could be a subtle example of ValuesDissonance, in the regards with how the It becomes FridgeBrilliance when one takes ValuesDissonance into consideration; traditional Japanese deal culture tends to not mesh well with this. therapy.
4th Sep '17 8:39:12 AM Peteman
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* Averted ''hard'' in ''Literature/MagicExLibris'' where every Porter sees a therapist, and the therapist is a major character.
* Also averted ''very'' hard in ''Literature/{{Room}}''. When Ma and Jack escape, the police take them to a private psychiatric facility and they both receive plenty of counseling. Dr. Clay, their therapist, is TheShrink version 3 and a well-developed character. This doesn't happen in the film; they just get dumped back in Ma's childhood home with nothing more to be said.

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* Averted ''hard'' in ''Literature/MagicExLibris'' where every Porter sees a therapist, and the therapist is a major character.
* Also averted ''very'' hard in ''Literature/{{Room}}''. When Ma and Jack escape, the police take them to a private psychiatric facility and they both receive plenty of counseling. Dr. Clay, their therapist, is TheShrink version 3 and a well-developed character. This doesn't happen in the film; they just get dumped back in Ma's childhood home with nothing more to be said.
31st Aug '17 12:56:49 PM Beacon80
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* In ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderman'', MJ is explicitly suffering from PTSD. Peter even thinks that she should seek counseling, but worries that she [[AllTherapistsAreMuggles wouldn't be able to talk about it without giving away his identity]]. Peter himself could probably use one himself.

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* In ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderman'', ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderman'':
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MJ is explicitly suffering from PTSD.PTSD after [[spoiler Green Goblin throws her off a bridge]]. Peter even thinks that she should seek counseling, but worries that she [[AllTherapistsAreMuggles wouldn't be able to talk about it without giving away his identity]]. Peter himself could probably use one himself.
30th Aug '17 2:59:17 PM Beacon80
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* In ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderman'', MJ is explicitly suffering from PTSD. Peter even thinks that she should seek counseling, but worries that she [[AllTherapistsAreMuggles wouldn't be able to talk about it without giving away his identity]]. Peter himself could probably use one himself.
** Zigzagged in an annual, when Peter suffers a minor breakdown and tries to join one of the existing teams. After being turned away by the FantasticFour, Johnny catches up and tells Peter that they're all in therapy themselves.
26th Aug '17 6:47:07 AM ironballs16
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* Averted in ''{{WesternAnimation/Rugrats}}'', as pop-psychologist Dr. Lipschitz and his assorted parenting manuals make frequent appearances.
26th Jul '17 6:05:24 AM Dracis
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* ''Splendidly'' averted in ''FanFic/ToTheStars'' with the [[NGOSuperpower Mahou Shoujo Youkai]]'s Mental Health Division. As [[MagicalGirl Magical Girls]]' powers are linked to their emotions, and as falling into despair can destroy their [[SoulJar soul gems]], with lethal results, the MSY has a vested interest in keeping its members sane. (Not to mention the damage a rogue, insane magical girl could wreak before she was stopped.) The fact that many Mental Health Division workers have some form of {{Telepathy}} or even MindControl certainly helps their job.
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