Alice has convinced Bob to attend a therapy session with her for some reason or another (whether it's a group session, Bob seeing the shrink on his own, or with Alice varies). She's doing this because, in her mind, Alice believes the doctor will tell Bob that he's wrong, and Alice is right.

Most of the time, the therapist will side with Bob's beliefs, maybe even pointing out that [[HannibalLecture Alice is at fault]]. Naturally, HilarityEnsues as Alice can't ''STAND'' the idea that she's wrong.

Some of the possible results that could occur:

* Group Session: The rest of the group sides with Bob, pointing out that Bob's a brave man for putting up with Alice for so long.
* Bob and Alice together: Alice will go on a MotiveRant, usually along the lines of "How dare you side with Bob, you quack? Did you get your degree out of a cereal box? You were supposed to say ''It's not Alice's fault; you're wrong, Bob, so do whatever she says''?!"
* Bob solo: Similar to the Together example, except it'll be revealed (often by the door swinging open) that Alice has been listening in on the session via door leaning, and the same type of rant as above.

In other words, Alice's attempt to railroad Bob into a [[SarcasmMode better man]] has crashed and burned.

Not to be confused with CriticalPsychoanalysisFailure, where the attempt at therapy backfires so badly that the therapist ends up mentally broken.



[[folder: Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/DFrag'': Kudanshita's attempt at getting [[BigBreastPride Saginuma]] to return back to school after having her former 1st-place title of "Biggest Breasts in School" stripped by [[GagBoobs Takao]]... It didn't end favorably (with Saginuma being completely brushed off and Kusshi herself fainting due to working too hard for it.)

[[folder: FanFic]]
* In ''FanFic/TheStalkingZukoSeries'' Zuko and Smellerbee force Jet into therapy so he would stop being obsessed with Zuko. While the therapist Dr.Wang agrees with them that Jet has a problem, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero it's because of the therapy]] that Jet realizes that he [[RightForTheWrongReasons had evidence that he found a firebender.]]

* While not therapy-related, a similar situation happened with two girls in ''Film/NancyDrew'', [[TheFilmOfTheBook The Movie Of The Books]], when Inga takes Nancy into a clothes boutique to update her "retro" look:
--> '''Inga:''' Hi? Obviously, someone here needs a little help with their look.
--> '''Boutique Clerk:''' Oh. It's not that bad.
--> '''Inga:''' Oh, please. It's a fashion teardown.
--> '''Boutique Clerk:''' You have some nice pieces. They're just not really working together.
--> '''Inga:''' Me? I was talking about her! (points to Nancy)
--> '''Boutique Clerk:''' (to Inga) Oh, sorry. (to Nancy) Wow! Where did you get that dress?
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheDarkKnightReturns'': Dr. Wolper. His "help" drove Dent to be consumed by his dark side, and then gets him gruesomely killed by the Joker.
* ''Film/TheRulingClass'': In the second half, the Gurneys try to get the Earl committed. Instead, the psychiatrist JOINS HIM IN SONG and gives him a clean bill of mental health.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* It happened in an episode of ''Series/HomeImprovement'', during a group session. Of course, Jill is pissed that the whole group sided with Tim, and not her [[SarcasmMode (after all, she did graduate with a 4.0 average)]].
* In the ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' "Marriage Counselor" sketch, a man brings his wife to a marriage counselor; the counselor then [[InstantSeduction seduces her right in front of him]].
* Happened in Swedish sketch show ''Series/GabbaGabba'', (though the details are a bit fuzzy). In short, The Siblings are recurring characters, trying to get their stuff back after a fire. Once, they went to therapy, and the therapist kept agreeing with The Brother, who was always [[TheFool the cheerful fool]] of the two, whereas The Sister was a bit more overbearing, yet with an angry streak. The therapist agreeing with The Brother caused The Sister to freak, which led to the therapist agreeing more with the Brother, and so on...
* A bizarre variation, In ''Series/{{Community}}'', the BigBad has a fake psychologist attempt to convince [[TrueCompanions the study group]] that they are insane, in order to prevent them from discovering his plots. It's because of the therapy that they even realize that GenreSavvy Abed was right and the Dean was replaced with an imposter.
* In ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'', Lindsay and Tobias attempt counseling after Tobias quits his job to become an actor. A simple role-playing exercise leads to Tobias and the therapist nearly kissing and the therapist not only siding with Tobias, but also quitting ''his'' job to become an actor as well. This is something of a subversion as it's the therapist and Tobias who are portrayed as crazy.
* ''Series/SmartGuy'': Happens in "From A to Double D," when T.J. uses his knowledge of psychology to get to the root of why Tucker has been bullying him about his ears, after T.J.'s crack about his father being so ugly he got arrested for mooning touches a nerve (since Tucker's dad really did go to jail). Tucker starts bullying another student just after their session is over, though T.J. sees it as a compromise since he's not the subject of Tucker's bullying anymore.

* In the webcomic ''VenusEnvy'', Zoe's mother tries to find therapists to convince Zoe that she is indeed male. The therapists instead agree that Zoe has GID and a couple recommend therapy for her mother.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
** [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS1E4TheresNoDisgraceLikeHome "There's No Disgrace Like Home"]]: The episode has Homer insist the family go to a therapy session. They all blame him (although this might have been annoyance at [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness him having sold their TV to pay for it]]).
** [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS15E11MargicalHistoryTour "Margical History Tour"]]: Margerine takes Henry to marriage counseling in the hopes of stopping the king from marrying someone else. However the therapist (Hibbert) is all for Henry kicking his wife the the curb. Having four men push axes against his neck threatening to kill him the second he tried to talk about saving the marriage might have something to do with it.