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The Therapist is an NPC that comes to help Sims when they go into Aspiration failure (Aspiration bar in total red). He examines the Sims and helps them get back a little of their Aspiration Bar, then disappears. The Therapist is just a "mirage" seen by Sims in aspiration failure and does not exist. He is voiced by Roger Jackson.

With cheats, it's possible to have a baby with the Therapist. Although the Therapist does not have very good genetics and most offspring have very large eyes right next to each other and gaunt faces. The shrink can only be seen by the Sim that he is taking care of, and the player can only see the shrink if the Sim the therapist is tending to is selected. But Sims in the same room will turn to the Sim being helped and do the 'You're Crazy!' sign.

Making the Therapist selectable or adding him to a family will cause game corruption, as his character file is located in the objects.package file, and is the same for all neighbourhoods. A much safer way to play as the Therapist is to create him in CAS with debugging cheats enabled. Since the Therapist has facial features that are highly customised, and eyebrows, glasses, and facial hair that can't be accessed in-game, the easiest way to play as the Therapist is to download an exact replica of him here.

Oddly, if the player Shift+Clicks on him while testingcheatsenabled is on, all the options that normally appear on normal Sims will appear, instead of the two used for Sims with incomplete data or universal Sims. Players should NOT click on any of these options, as it may cause game corruption.

When using SimPE, one can see that his last name is Therapist, making his technical name "Therapist Therapist". The Therapist cannot be seen by other Sims, other than the Sim he is healing. This is similar to what happens with a Sim and the Social Bunny.

A second Elder thumbnail of him exists in the game files and can be found with SimPE. He and Pollination Technician are the only NPCs in The Sims 2 base game to have customised face templates.

The Therapist's hair was most likely black before it turned grey, seeing as if the player makes a Sim have a baby with him, they will usually have black hair. The Therapist's default hair colour is identified in-game as black, and his genetics also seem to be very dominant.

It should be noted that he doesn't always have an aspiration when viewing SimPE. The Therapist's interests are different in each neighbourhood. It should be noted that when viewing SimPE, he may not always have interests.

There is a small chance that the game may try using the Therapist in a walk-by. However this rarely happens, and if it does, he just shows up, stands there and eventually disappears. This is probably due to a glitch. According to SimPE, he is 3 days from being an elder, disregarding the fact that he doesn't age.

Do NOT attempt to make the Therapist selectable, move him into a family, turn him into a supernatural creature, or tamper with him in any way or form outside of his in-game designated purposes. Doing so will cause game corruption, fixed only by uninstalling and reinstalling the game.


Cancer - Big
Sloppy 05 Neat
Shy 05 Outgoing
Lazy 05 Active
Serious 05 Playful
Grouchy 05 Nice
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Genetic personality
Therapist's genetic personality is that of a standard object NPC: 0 neat, 0 outgoing, 0 active, 0 playful, 0 nice. It has been noted that he does not always have personality points when viewed in SimPE.

Image Interest Level
Environment interestEnvironment01
Food interestFood00
Weather interestWeather04
Culture interestCulture02
Money interestMoney01
Politics interestPolitics03
Paranormal interestParanormal06
Health interestHealth04
Fashion interestFashion04
Travel interestTravel04
Crime interestCrime02
Sports interestSports06
Entertainment interestEntertainment04
Animals interestAnimals06
Work interestWork04
School interestSchool09
Toys interestToys08
Sci-Fi interestSci-Fi00
Image Interest Level
Environment interestEnvironment01
Food interestFood01
Weather interestWeather04
Culture interestCulture02
Money interestMoney02
Politics interestPolitics00
Paranormal interestParanormal07
Health interestHealth04
Fashion interestFashion04
Travel interestTravel04
Crime interestCrime03
Sports interestSports09
Entertainment interestEntertainment07
Animals interestAnimals05
Work interestWork04
School interestSchool05
Toys interestToys09
Sci-Fi interestSci-Fi00
Image Interest Level
Environment interestEnvironment03
Food interestFood04
Weather interestWeather04
Culture interestCulture01
Money interestMoney01
Politics interestPolitics01
Paranormal interestParanormal04
Health interestHealth04
Fashion interestFashion04
Travel interestTravel05
Crime interestCrime01
Sports interestSports08
Entertainment interestEntertainment03
Animals interestAnimals08
Work interestWork04
School interestSchool06
Toys interestToys04
Sci-Fi interestSci-Fi00

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