The Best Known Seattle Therapist
I don't want to mislead you, but if you are looking for an authentic, talented
Seattle counselor or therapist,
don't expect therapy from the two best known Seattle
psychotherapists. They are fictional therapists, Frasier and Niles Crane, of the Frasier™ television series.
The average person on the street has no idea
how to find a counselor
or therapist, how to obtain therapy for mental health or chemical
dependency problems, or how to find group
Outstanding Seattle therapists, counselors, and or social workers
are often unknown
to the general public and even to other health care professionals.
Because of confidentiality issues, a therapist can't advertise his or
successes. Former clients
often are reluctant to admit to having a problem serious enough to require therapy. So, former clients seldom tell others about their therapist--even though
therapy was very helpful and
successful--and they are seldom a source of word of mouth advertising for their therapist.
By contrast, Niles and Frasier Crane are easily the best known
Seattle therapists. After all, they are on television reruns every day! However, the Crane brothers
are not positive role models for the profession.
They are great entertainers -- not therapists. They are monumental egos, self-centered and obsessed with impressing others with their sophistication and good taste. The Frasier Show
is one of my favorites, but it focuses on the brothers' personal lives and
relationships, rather than their therapeutic relationship with clients.
Frasier™ is an award-winning television series set in Seattle. Frasier’s apartment has a daytime view of Seattle's downtown skyscrapers
and a nighttime view of our beautiful city lights. Seattle natives will notice that the Frasier show has moved the space needle downtown and placed it on the waterfront in
the middle of the skyscrapers.
The photos on this page are from a Windows™ CD-ROM, "The Frasier Companion," produced in 1995 by Byron Preiss Multimedia Company, Inc.
"Frasier" is a Trademark of Paramount Pictures Corporation. The photos are part of a collection on the CD-ROM which is made available for reproduction.