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.
list ordered by

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30 20
Frasier Crane is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

2
25 18
Niles Crane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

3
29 22
Hannibal Lecter is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

4
15 10
George Huang is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

5
21 17
Tobias Fünke is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

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19 15
Lilith Sternin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

7
18 16
Jennifer Melfi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

8
13 11
Dr. Malcolm Crowe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

9
10 9
Dr. Sidney Freedman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Sidney Freedman

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8 8
Professor Plum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

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13 14
Dr. Marvin Monroe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Marvin Monroe

12
0 0
Sean Maguire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Tom Islava added

13
6 7
Dr. Isaac Barr is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

14
12 14
Dr. Emil Skoda is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Emil Skoda

15
10 12
Dr. James Harvey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

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9 11
Dr. Leo Marvin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

17
7 9
Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel

18
5 7
Dr. Linda Freeman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Linda Freeman

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5 7
Dr. Daniel P. Schreber is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Daniel P. Schreber

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8 11
Dr. Alfred Bellows is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Alfred Bellows

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7 10
Dr. Otto Scratchansniff is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists

22
7 10
Dr. Jonathan Crane is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Jonathan Crane

23
6 9
Dr. Tyrone Berger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Tyrone Berger

24
5 8
Dr. Peter Silberman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Peter Silberman

25
5 8
Dr. Charles Kroger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Fictional Therapists
Dr. Charles Kroger