Fictional Characters The Best Fictional Therapists  

Coy Jandreau
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List Rules Characters who are employed as therapists in movies or on TV shows. Upvote the ones you'd pay to solve your problems.

Therapists get a bad rap. Oftentimes they're portrayed as fiendish villains bent on corrupting a protagonist through the film (Dark City, Jacob's Ladder, Red Dragon). Other times they're the comedic relief, there to help us deal with the situations at hand, like a real therapist. Other times they are an expert who drives the plot forward like on procedural shows (Law & Order, CSI, The West Wing). And every so often they are the lead, or one of the leads, and that either just so happens to be their job (Casper) or we are with them on the journey of being a therapist (Frasier, Analyze This, Silver Linings Playbook).

Whatever the case may be, there have been so many fantastic fictional therapists that we've decided to make a list of the very best! Be it film or TV these are the therapists who have lived on our screens and helped us feel comfortable (or uncomfortable) on their couch!

Vote up the therapist characters and fictional psychiatrists on whose couch you'd just love to talk about your daddy issues.
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Frasier Crane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

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Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

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George Huang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

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Niles Crane is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

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Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

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Dr. Malcolm Crowe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

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Lilith Sternin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

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Professor Plum is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

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Jennifer Melfi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

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Dr. James Harvey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

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Dr. Emil Skoda is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Emil Skoda

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Dr. Leo Marvin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

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Dr. Sidney Freedman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Sidney Freedman

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Dr. Isaac Barr is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

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Dr. Marvin Monroe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Marvin Monroe

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Dr. Linda Freeman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Linda Freeman

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5 7
Dr. Peter Silberman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Peter Silberman

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5 7
Dr. Daniel P. Schreber is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Daniel P. Schreber

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Dr. Alfred Bellows is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Alfred Bellows

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Dr. Jonathan Crane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Jonathan Crane

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6 9
Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel

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5 8
Dr. Charles Kroger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Charles Kroger

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Jacob's Doctor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

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Dr. Rosen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

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Dr. Otto Scratchansniff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

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Dr. Tyrone Berger is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Tyrone Berger

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Dr. Ben Sobel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Ben Sobel

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Dr. Nate Getz is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Nate Getz

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Dr. Bernie Feld is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Bernie Feld

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Dr. Nathan R. Conrad is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Nathan R. Conrad

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Dr. Cliff Patel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Cliff Patel

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Dr. Molly Clock is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

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Lawrence Jacoby is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
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Dr. Bob Moore is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Bob Moore

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3 8
Dr. Wick is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Wick

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2 7
Dr. Bill Beecroft is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Bill Beecroft

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2 7
Gag Halfrunt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Gag Halfrunt

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4 10
Dr. Zachary Smith is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

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4 10
Dr. Neven Bell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Neven Bell

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4 10
Dr. Gideon Largeman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Gideon Largeman

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3 9
Dr. Bill Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Bill Hoffman

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Dr. Kathryn Railly is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Kathryn Railly

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Dr. Elliot Kupferberg is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Elliot Kupferberg

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Dr. Beverly Barlowe is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Beverly Barlowe

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Dr. Craig Huffstodt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Craig Huffstodt

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Dr. Bill Capa is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

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Dr. Benjamin "Ben" Har... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Benjamin "Ben" Harmon

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Dr. Gail Adamson Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Gail Adamson Baldwin

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Dick Diver is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists