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* [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] is a cannibal and SerialKiller.

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* Dr. [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]] in addition to being a psychiatrist, is a also cannibal and SerialKiller.


Sillier examples of the first two types are often portrayed as [[SigmundFreud bearded men with Viennese accents.]]

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Sillier examples of the first two types are often portrayed as [[SigmundFreud [[UsefulNotes/SigmundFreud bearded men with Viennese accents.]]


* '''[[PsychoPsychologist The Harmful Shrink:]]''' Whether this doctor is evil or simply so stupid that they hurt the patient, The Harmful Shrink is the worst kind of psychologist. They’re cruel and lack any empathy with their patients. Maybe, this shrink is working with the enemy. They’ll frequently violate the sacrosanct concept of Doctor-Patient Confidentiality, and you can expect them to shovel pills down the patient's throat. Shrinks who are less actively malign will still tend to cultivate dependence on themselves in their patients for the purpose of getting more billable hours, even if their therapy is no longer necessary or doing more harm than good. A particularly common subset is grief counselors who do all they can to make sure their patients never recover from their losses and keep going to grief counseling forever.

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* '''[[PsychoPsychologist The Harmful Shrink:]]''' Whether this doctor is evil or simply so stupid that they hurt the patient, The Harmful Shrink is the worst kind of psychologist. They’re cruel and lack any empathy with their patients. Maybe, this shrink is patients - and may even be working with the enemy. They’ll frequently violate the sacrosanct concept of Doctor-Patient Confidentiality, and you can expect them to shovel pills down the patient's throat. Shrinks who are less actively malign will still tend to cultivate dependence on themselves in their patients for the purpose of getting more billable hours, even if their therapy is no longer necessary or doing more harm than good. A particularly common subset is grief counselors who do all they can to make sure their patients never recover from their losses and keep going to grief counseling forever.



Sillier examples of the first two types are often portrayed as [[usefulnotes/SigmundFreud bearded men with Viennese accents.]]

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Sillier examples of the first two types are often portrayed as [[usefulnotes/SigmundFreud [[SigmundFreud bearded men with Viennese accents.]]


* '''[[PsychoPsychologist The Harmful Shrink:]]''' Whether this doctor is evil or simply so stupid that he or she hurts the patient, The Harmful Shrink is the worst kind of psychologist. He's cruel and lacks any empathy with his patients. He might be working with the enemy. He'll frequently violate the sacrosanct concept of Doctor-Patient Confidentiality. Expect him to shovel pills down the patient's throat. Shrinks who are less actively malign will still tend to cultivate dependence on themselves in their patients for the purpose of getting more billable hours, even if their therapy is no longer necessary or doing more harm than good. A particularly common subset is grief counselors who do all they can to make sure their patients never recover from their losses and keep going to grief counseling forever.
* '''The Well-Meaning, But Dopey And Ineffective Shrink:''' Usually liberal and possessed of extraordinary amounts of empathy, this doctor really wants to help you. He'll spend hours listening to your problems. He'll try to avoid pumping you full of psychotropic drugs. But he just doesn't get it. His failing is usually due to a surfeit of compassion. Dr. Love here just can't quite fathom the concept that his patients are anything but great people suffering from problems beyond their control. Frequently seen in the LawProcedural, where he is suckered by the defense into testifying that the brutal and murderous man on trial is crazy and can't be punished, or in SpeculativeFiction, diagnosing the hero as insane for reporting (genuine) monsters/ghosts/etc.

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* '''[[PsychoPsychologist The Harmful Shrink:]]''' Whether this doctor is evil or simply so stupid that he or she hurts they hurt the patient, The Harmful Shrink is the worst kind of psychologist. He's They’re cruel and lacks lack any empathy with his their patients. He might be Maybe, this shrink is working with the enemy. He'll They’ll frequently violate the sacrosanct concept of Doctor-Patient Confidentiality. Expect him Confidentiality, and you can expect them to shovel pills down the patient's throat. Shrinks who are less actively malign will still tend to cultivate dependence on themselves in their patients for the purpose of getting more billable hours, even if their therapy is no longer necessary or doing more harm than good. A particularly common subset is grief counselors who do all they can to make sure their patients never recover from their losses and keep going to grief counseling forever.
* '''The Well-Meaning, But Dopey And Ineffective Shrink:''' Usually liberal and possessed of extraordinary amounts of empathy, this doctor really wants to help you. He'll They’ll spend hours listening to your problems. He'll They’ll try to avoid pumping you full of psychotropic drugs. But he they just doesn't don’t get it. His This shrink’s failing is usually due to a surfeit of compassion. Dr. Love here just can't quite fathom the concept that his their patients are anything but great people suffering from problems beyond their control. Frequently seen in the LawProcedural, where he is they get suckered by the defense into testifying that the brutal and murderous man on trial is crazy and can't be punished, or in SpeculativeFiction, diagnosing the hero as insane for reporting (genuine) monsters/ghosts/etc.



Sillier examples of the first two types are often portrayed as bearded men with Viennese accents.

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Sillier examples of the first two types are often portrayed as [[usefulnotes/SigmundFreud bearded men with Viennese accents.
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# '''[[PsychoPsychologist The Harmful Shrink:]]''' Whether this doctor is evil or simply so stupid that he or she hurts the patient, The Harmful Shrink is the worst kind of psychologist. He's cruel and lacks any empathy with his patients. He might be working with the enemy. He'll frequently violate the sacrosanct concept of Doctor-Patient Confidentiality. Expect him to shovel pills down the patient's throat. Shrinks who are less actively malign will still tend to cultivate dependence on themselves in their patients for the purpose of getting more billable hours, even if their therapy is no longer necessary or doing more harm than good. A particularly common subset is grief counselors who do all they can to make sure their patients never recover from their losses and keep going to grief counseling forever.
# '''The Well-Meaning, But Dopey And Ineffective Shrink:''' Usually liberal and possessed of extraordinary amounts of empathy, this doctor really wants to help you. He'll spend hours listening to your problems. He'll try to avoid pumping you full of psychotropic drugs. But he just doesn't get it. His failing is usually due to a surfeit of compassion. Dr. Love here just can't quite fathom the concept that his patients are anything but great people suffering from problems beyond their control. Frequently seen in the LawProcedural, where he is suckered by the defense into testifying that the brutal and murderous man on trial is crazy and can't be punished, or in SpeculativeFiction, diagnosing the hero as insane for reporting (genuine) monsters/ghosts/etc.
# '''The Awesome Shrink:''' ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. But even within this group, there are different varieties of Awesome Shrink. He can be compassionate and understanding where everyone before has been cruel to the protagonist. Alternatively, he provides the character in question with the kind of ToughLove he's always needed. Regardless, he's always smart, almost always cool, and never resorts to drugs when they're not needed.

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# * '''[[PsychoPsychologist The Harmful Shrink:]]''' Whether this doctor is evil or simply so stupid that he or she hurts the patient, The Harmful Shrink is the worst kind of psychologist. He's cruel and lacks any empathy with his patients. He might be working with the enemy. He'll frequently violate the sacrosanct concept of Doctor-Patient Confidentiality. Expect him to shovel pills down the patient's throat. Shrinks who are less actively malign will still tend to cultivate dependence on themselves in their patients for the purpose of getting more billable hours, even if their therapy is no longer necessary or doing more harm than good. A particularly common subset is grief counselors who do all they can to make sure their patients never recover from their losses and keep going to grief counseling forever.
# * '''The Well-Meaning, But Dopey And Ineffective Shrink:''' Usually liberal and possessed of extraordinary amounts of empathy, this doctor really wants to help you. He'll spend hours listening to your problems. He'll try to avoid pumping you full of psychotropic drugs. But he just doesn't get it. His failing is usually due to a surfeit of compassion. Dr. Love here just can't quite fathom the concept that his patients are anything but great people suffering from problems beyond their control. Frequently seen in the LawProcedural, where he is suckered by the defense into testifying that the brutal and murderous man on trial is crazy and can't be punished, or in SpeculativeFiction, diagnosing the hero as insane for reporting (genuine) monsters/ghosts/etc.
# * '''The Awesome Shrink:''' ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. But even within this group, there are different varieties of Awesome Shrink. He can be compassionate and understanding where everyone before has been cruel to the protagonist. Alternatively, he provides the character in question with the kind of ToughLove he's always needed. Regardless, he's always smart, almost always cool, and never resorts to drugs when they're not needed.



* A few episodes of ''Series/MurderSheWrote'' had them, sometimes as the murderer, sometimes as a RedHerring. Others had Type 2s set up to ''look'' like Type 1s as a RedHerring.



* Susan Silverman in the ''Literature/{{Spenser}}'' series. She plays with this a bit, commenting on "crazies" and "nuts" occasionally when discussing her job with the title character, but it is obvious she is making light of her profession's commonly perceived tendency toward Type 1 and 2. She is otherwise portrayed as extremely caring and dedicated to her clients.

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* Susan Silverman in the ''Literature/{{Spenser}}'' series. She plays with this a bit, commenting series comments on "crazies" and "nuts" occasionally when discussing her job with the title character, but it is obvious she is making light of her profession's commonly perceived tendency toward Type 1 and 2. She is otherwise portrayed as extremely caring and dedicated to her clients.



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* All the shrinks in ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', who range from realistically successful to vaguely psychotic.

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* "Sarge" (Creator/RLeeErmey) in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaFy0x_Uixo this GEICO commercial]].

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* All the shrinks in ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', who range from realistically successful to vaguely psychotic.



* 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]], 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.

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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]], 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.
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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 [[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 making 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 [[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 making him realize that he has evidence for ''"Mushi"'' being a firebender as opposed to "Lee".



* In the German crime comedy ''Series/DrPsycho'', police psychologist Max Munzel seems like an example of type 2 and is treated as such by his police colleagues and wife, but he is far less incompetent than his personality would suggest.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. Obviously. Both Frasier and Niles tend to oscillate between types two and three. In fact, part of the show's premise was the irony inherent in a brilliant psychiatrist who dispenses excellent advice to strangers, but [[TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes cannot figure out his own neuroses or his screwed-up familial relationships]].
* Libby from ''Series/{{Lost}}'', who is usually Type 3, but occasionally dips into Type 2.

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* In the German crime comedy ''Series/DrPsycho'', police psychologist Max Munzel seems like an example of type 2 and is treated as such by his police colleagues and wife, but he is far less incompetent than his personality would suggest.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}''. Obviously. Both Frasier and Niles tend to oscillate between types two and three. In fact, part Part of the show's premise was the irony inherent in a brilliant psychiatrist who dispenses excellent advice to strangers, but [[TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes cannot figure out his own neuroses or his screwed-up familial relationships]].
* Libby from ''Series/{{Lost}}'', who is usually Type 3, but occasionally dips into Type 2.
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* Dr. Craig "Huff" Huffstodt (played by Creator/HankAzaria) from Showtime's ''HUFF''.
* It's still too early to call, but Archie Hopper in Series/OnceUponATime seems to skate between Types 2 & 3. Like the rest of the cast, he suffers from a nasty case of identity amnesia and tends to be an ExtremeDoormat when it comes to Regina's abuse...well, until he grew a spine in the fifth episode. Considering he was Jiminy Cricket, it's probably ''not'' a good idea to tell him to violate matters of conscience.



* Dr. Hugo Strange acts like a Type 2 in the [[TheAlcatraz Belle Reve supervillain penitentiary]] throughout most of the ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' episode, "Terrors", but at the end, it's revealed that he's been working for the BigBad organization "[[LightIsNotGood The Light]]", and masterminded the nearly successful mass supervillain prison break. [[XanatosSpeedChess He then takes over as warden when it fails, giving The Light control over the prison for the largest collection of super-criminals on the planet]]. ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' fans probably saw this coming a mile off.

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* Dr. Hugo Strange acts like a Type 2 practices in the [[TheAlcatraz Belle Reve supervillain penitentiary]] throughout most of the ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' episode, "Terrors", but at the end, it's revealed that he's been working for the BigBad organization "[[LightIsNotGood The Light]]", and masterminded the nearly successful mass supervillain prison break. [[XanatosSpeedChess He then takes over as warden when it fails, giving The Light control over the prison for the largest collection of super-criminals on the planet]]. ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' fans probably saw this coming a mile off.



* Dr. Delara Auzenne from VideoGame/DeusExMankindDivided at first appears to be Type 3. She's well-meaning and compassionate towards Task Force 29 staff she is in charge of psychologically examining and providing counsel to. She never loses her cool or professional attitude when Adam treats her with obvious distrust and snarkiness, and often voices concerns over the well-being of him and other agents. [[spoiler: She is revealed to be a high-ranking Illuminati member who currently serves as TheMole assigned to monitoring Adam Jensen and reporting directly to BigBad Lucius DeBeers and might also have been involved in tampering with Jensen's memory]]
* 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 ''ComicBook/TheJoker''.

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* Dr. Delara Auzenne from VideoGame/DeusExMankindDivided at first appears to be Type 3. She's is well-meaning and compassionate towards Task Force 29 staff she is in charge of psychologically examining and providing counsel to. She never loses her cool or professional attitude when Adam treats her with obvious distrust and snarkiness, and often voices concerns over the well-being of him and other agents. [[spoiler: She is revealed to be a high-ranking Illuminati member who currently serves as TheMole assigned to monitoring Adam Jensen and reporting directly to BigBad Lucius DeBeers and might also have been involved in tampering with Jensen's memory]]
* Dr. Penelope Young from VideoGame/BatmanArkhamAsylum sits at a nebulous point between types 1 and 2. Her intentions are good, has good intentions, 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 ''ComicBook/TheJoker''.



* Isiah [[EmbarrassingNickname "Pube Head"]] Friedlander, Michael's shrink in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' is a cross between Types 1 and 2. He gets paid (increasingly large sums) by Mike to listen to his problems, cuts him off mid-breakthrough, and attributes everything to denial or sociopathy. Friedlander's idea of group therapy is letting the parents scream at each other while the kids sit there awkwardly, and during his final session with Michael, he reveals that he's getting his own TV show. [[spoiler: Luckily enough, he dies before he gets to sell Mike's secrets.]]
** Though he couldn't really care less about Michael, in therapy Michael can come to personal revelations about himself and how he is acting. Or not, it's your choice.

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* Isiah [[EmbarrassingNickname "Pube Head"]] Friedlander, Michael's shrink in ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'' is a cross between Types 1 and 2. He gets paid (increasingly large sums) by Mike to listen to his problems, cuts him off mid-breakthrough, and attributes everything to denial or sociopathy. Friedlander's idea of group therapy is letting the parents scream at each other while the kids sit there awkwardly, and during his final session with Michael, he reveals that he's getting his own TV show. [[spoiler: Luckily enough, he dies before he gets to sell Mike's secrets.]]
** Though he couldn't really care less about Michael, in therapy Michael can come to personal revelations about himself and how he is acting. Or not, it's your choice.
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Compare with PsychologistTeacher. Patients visiting The Shrink may well lie down on a FreudianCouch for therapy.

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Compare with PsychologistTeacher. Patients visiting The Shrink may well lie down on a FreudianCouch for therapy.
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* Dr. Caitlin Flanders, in ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, mostly manages to help Samantha Shepard through her issues. She also assists Jackie [[spoiler:and Sarah]]. InUniverse the [[JustifiedTrope reason this works]] is due to her ''extensive'' training in both psychology and psychiatry paying off (including handling non-Human sapient species). She does note, however, that certain situations do exceed what she was educated in.

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* Dr. Caitlin Flanders, in ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, mostly manages to help Samantha Shepard through her issues. She also assists Jackie [[spoiler:and Sarah]]. InUniverse the [[JustifiedTrope reason this works]] is due to her ''extensive'' training in both psychology and psychiatry paying off (including handling non-Human sapient species). She does note, however, that certain situations do exceed what she was educated in.



* ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' brings us Yeoman Kelly Chambers, the de-facto ship's shrink on the ''Normandy''. She has all the training and background to be a psychologist, and is very compassionate towards just about everyone. Her actual position aboard the ship is closer to TheProfiler, giving Shepard advice on how to best deal with his [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits varied teammates]], and she is also assigned as Shepard's personal assistant.

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''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' brings us Yeoman Kelly Chambers, the de-facto ship's shrink on the ''Normandy''. She has all the training and background to be a psychologist, and is very compassionate towards just about everyone. Her actual position aboard the ship is closer to TheProfiler, giving Shepard advice on how to best deal with his [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits varied teammates]], and she is also assigned as Shepard's personal assistant.

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*When Starlight Glimmer becomes student counselor for the Friendship School in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', she proves to be incredibly good at the job. Most of her episodes involve finding a work/life balance or having to manage other responsibilities with her job, but she never has any trouble being a valuable counselor appreciated by the students.


* Dr. Atsuko Chiba, and specially her alter ego, the titular heroine from SatoshiKon's Literature/{{Paprika}}. A very competent ''rogue psychiatrist'', no less. She uses classified technology not yet approved for public treatments to access and navigate the dreams of her patients. Who needs couch therapy sessions when you can just channel the surreal logic of the dream world to literally navigate towards the source of the problem? Her colleagues are not nearly as adventurous, but are also pretty competent in their own right, [[spoiler: except Osanai, whose collaboration with the villain puts him straight in "Harmful" territory]].

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* Dr. Atsuko Chiba, and specially her alter ego, the titular heroine from SatoshiKon's Creator/SatoshiKon's Literature/{{Paprika}}. A very competent ''rogue psychiatrist'', no less. She uses classified technology not yet approved for public treatments to access and navigate the dreams of her patients. Who needs couch therapy sessions when you can just channel the surreal logic of the dream world to literally navigate towards the source of the problem? Her colleagues are not nearly as adventurous, but are also pretty competent in their own right, [[spoiler: except Osanai, whose collaboration with the villain puts him straight in "Harmful" territory]].

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* Dr. Atsuko Chiba, and specially her alter ego, the titular heroine from SatoshiKon's Literature/{{Paprika}}. A very competent ''rogue psychiatrist'', no less. She uses classified technology not yet approved for public treatments to access and navigate the dreams of her patients. Who needs couch therapy sessions when you can just channel the surreal logic of the dream world to literally navigate towards the source of the problem? Her colleagues are not nearly as adventurous, but are also pretty competent in their own right, [[spoiler: except Osanai, whose collaboration with the villain puts him straight in "Harmful" territory]].


* 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. And she [[ConsummateProfessional helps them all while secretly thinking of them as frightening inhuman monsters]].

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* Dr 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. And she [[ConsummateProfessional helps them all while secretly thinking of them as frightening inhuman monsters]].


* Dr. Bliss, the child psychologist who helped Helga in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AnimalBehaviour'' takes place at a group therapy session for {{Civilized Animal}}s run by Dr. Bliss, Leonard Clement, a therapist who happens to be a dog. His patients all respect him except for newcomer Victor the child psychologist who helped Helga in ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''.ape, until [[spoiler: Dr. Clement helps Victor have a breakthrough regarding his anger management issues.]]


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* Parker in ''Literature/MartyPants'' is a classmate of Marty's with aspirations of being a real psychiatrist, with Marty being her favourite subject.

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* ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda'' has Dr. Lexi T'Perro, the ''Tempest'''s resident sawbones, who has some psychiatric training. She's also got a poor bedside manner, difficulty socializing, and most of the crew do what they can to avoid her. Fortunately, Ryder's crew are (relatively) sane and don't require psychiatric services... except for Peebee. When Lexi tries talking to her [[spoiler:if Ryder kills Peebee's abusive ex-girlfriend]], Peebee angrily rebuffs her, and Lexi asks Ryder to try in her stead.


* [[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 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.

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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 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 [[LogicalFallacies will get sick of it and therefore cease to be addicted.]] Needless to say it doesn’t work.

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