Despite some intense MONSTERS UNLEASHED experiences, the Kid seems all right.

Kei Kawade is a teenage boy who appears to be of average physical health. He self-identifies as a “Inhuman” and the provided medical records reflect this report. He was recently exposed to Terrigen gas, underwent the cocooning and transformation process, and emerged with the ability to create and summon anything he draws. As his nickname/alter ego/Inhuman name “Kid Kaiju” implies, he tends to favor monsters as his drawings on choice.

The client was referred by an Else Bloodstone who the client identifies as a mentor figure. She declines to attend any sessions on her own but ensured his parents signed off on all forms, including permission to treat. While she had no relationship to this therapist or any of the staff prior to now and has openly disparaged the idea of therapy while the client was not present, she has also stated that “he is young and could use the help.”

In person, Kawade presents as a personable and enthusiastic youth. His general behavior is in line with how one would expect an outgoing boy his age would act and interact. There appeared to be nothing unusual in regards to emotional maturity or intellectual capacity.

The client denied either historical trauma or recent trauma stemming from his involvement in the so-called MONSTERS UNLEASHED incident. Follow up questions seem to reflect this as an honest response. While he has experienced stress in his life, then and now, he has proven resilient to it and there is no evidence of PTSD or Reactive Stress Disorder at this time.

Monsters Unleashed (2017) #7

Monsters Unleashed (2017) #7

  • Published: October 18, 2017
  • Cover Artist: R.B. Silva

However, his mentor’s hypothesis cannot be discounted. Kawade does seem to underestimate the danger he faces through engaging in what can best be referred to as super powered activities. He recognizes some level of harm could occur to him, but thinks it is a small chance and even if something did happen, it would be the kind of harm that might make him wince but not the kind that puts him in the hospital.

Naïve or not, he demonstrates good problem solving skills. Additionally, engaging in super heroics does not seem merely to be about the rush but it flows from having a system of morality that includes wishing to help others with the abilities you possess.

In order to have a more well-rounded perspective on the client, I am referring him to Doctors Cullen Bunn and Andrea Broccardo for a battery of tests, including a comprehensive mental functioning measure and projectives. Their appointment is scheduled for October 18 and results can be found in file MONSTERS UNLEASHED #7 on that date. This writer’s expectation is that Kawade might benefit from a check-in every few months, but will require no ongoing therapy at this time.

Psy D. Candidate Tim Stevens is a Staff Therapist who would sure be making a lot of living stick figures if he had Kid Kaiju’s abilities.

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The remorseless vigilante ends up in the office of Marvel.com’s resident therapist.

While not actively seeing Frank Castle, better known as the violent street vigilante and wanted criminal Punisher, as a client, I am nonetheless writing up our recent encounter as a session note. I explained this to Castle as well, as I was doing it for reasons of liability—had he told me he had a plan to kill someone, I would have had to report in accordance with Tarasoff—and he consented, albeit gruffly.

During a recent blackout, Mr. Castle and this therapist spent an hour or so in lockdown in my office due to a pre-existing protocol meant to protect the staff in the case of some kind of violent event like a super powered battle in the city streets. Castle had accessed the building to find and utilize first aid supplies and his timing was “perfect” to get in before the lockdown but not get out prior to it taking place. With only the two of us locked in together, given that it was after hours, the “client” eventually began to engage the therapist.

It was clear from the outset that Mr. Castle is a skeptic when it comes to therapy. He immediately cast aspersions on the value and validity of talking therapy and insisted that some pain was not able to be gotten over. As this was not an active client but rather a heavily armed man with a skull on his shirt, and at least one still-fresh wound, I initially resisted his invitation to debate him on this topic. Over time however, it felt clear to this writer that he did not represent a danger to me and I began to question his basic assumptions about therapy, trauma, and the nature of “getting over” pain.

The Punisher #16

As Castle has been arrested multiple times and much evidence on his psychological makeup has been presented in court hearings, as well as less savory sources of information like disreputable 24 hour news therapists and true crime writers, I was fairly familiar with the basics of Castle’s transition from “average” man to the Punisher. In fact, he was—and I imagine remains—a well-studied example of vigilante psychology in most graduate programs.

While I never directly addressed the shooting deaths of his wife and kids—I did not wish to see how “far” I could take it under the circumstances—I made sure to present hypotheticals that would speak to that traumatic event as well as his time as a soldier in an active combat zone. I validated his pain and frustration with the legal system and agreed that some pain does not disappear while contesting the underlying assumptions—that pain that never goes away always feels as intense, or the same as it does from the start, that the impossibility to ever truly eliminate psychological pain means that it should not be addressed, explored, and processed, and that the inability of the justice system to work with 100% effectiveness and therapy’s lack of magical properties to simply return a person to a pre-trauma state justifies going outside the law to seek justice.

When the system override finally completed and he and I were released, it was obvious he remained skeptical. Nonetheless, I offered him a follow-up appointment with Doctors Becky Cloonan and Matt Horak, who both have significant experience working with veterans, survivors of violent trauma, and those living with survivor’s guilt. While I do not expect Frank Castle to follow through, if he does, the appointment is set for September 27 and any notes on that session will be found in the file marked PUNISHER #16.

Psy D. Candidate Tim Stevens is a Staff Therapist who has never used a weapon in anger because his remarks are so much more devastating.

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The First Order’s stoic trooper predictably refuses to open up.

Captain Phasma is an adult woman whose health records indicate she is of above average physical health, although she has a history of injuries, mostly gained during combat or training for combat, dating back to her teens.

The client acted, until recently, as the third ranked officer on the Starkiller base behind General Armitage Hux and special advisor Kylo Ren. In her position as Captain, she has acted as the head trainer for the Stormtroopers corps, with a special emphasis on developing the talents of those who were expected to be the most elite and least conflicted of the brigades.

Unfortunately, however, the client has been officially recorded as having encountered a series of setbacks. To summarize quickly, one of the troopers under her direct command “broke” during a mission. When she sent him for reconditioning, he instead helped a key prisoner—the Resistance pilot Poe Dameron, believed to have knowledge of where the so-called Jedi Luke Skywalker could be found—escape the base. She has reported that this is the trooper that later returned with the criminal known as Han Solo and his partner Chewbacca to free an unidentified female prisoner of high interest. This group took her hostage briefly, forced her to turn over secrets at gunpoint, and then sent her down a garbage shaft. It is also believed that this group helped render the Starkiller Base vulnerable to attack and therefore led to its destruction.

Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Captain Phasma (2017) #1

Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Captain Phasma (2017) #1

Despite these setbacks, the client remained generally disinterested and rejecting of therapy. For most of session, she even refused to remove her helmet, eventually acquiescing upon this writer’s 15th request, although her reasoning remains unclear. There is a certain temptation to label her as hostile towards therapy but the fact is she was so even and unemotional in most of her reactions that even this would be inaccurate.

Given my struggles with connecting with the client, it is clear this is not a helpful therapeutic situation for her. In an attempt to find a better fit for the client and, hopefully, bring about a more productive therapeutic bond for her, Captain Phasma has been referred to specific First Order therapists, Doctors Kelly Thompson and Marco Checchetto.

The client will first meet with them on September 6, followed by appointments on September 20 and October 4. Detailed assessment notes will be available in files Journey to Star Wars: The Last Jedi – Captain Phasma.

Star Wars Tim Stevens believes everyone has a right to therapy. Even First Order Captains.

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Windu tries to prepare himself and his fellow Jedi for battle.

Mace Windu is an adult human male who appears to be in above average physical health, a perception confirmed by his medical records. Despite his files reflecting an age that is slightly advanced for his species, there is no record of any age related reduction in physical ability. Additionally, the client reports feeling healthy and has no complaints related to pain. Scans seem to confirm these self-reports.

Windu made the decision to consult with this writer on the eve of undertaking what he would only refer to as “a mission” during the course of our session. I was able to gather that involved leading a small group of Jedi and that it may involve violence but nothing more. However, this therapist does feel this context was enough to explore the situation with the client in a full and useful manner.

Given the client’s religious beliefs and lifelong dedication to being a follower of the Force, he confessed he was struggling with the taking up of arms that he was preparing for. While allowing that he has been trained to use his lightsaber and aspects of the Force in combat situations, he explained that the training had always been oriented around the idea of violence being a last resort. It is meant to be use in reaction, never preemptive action, and to protect the lives of others and the ideals of the Jedi. Jedi are actively discouraged to meet the actions of others with strength unless all other avenues have been explored.

Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu (2017) #1

Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu (2017) #1

And yet, Windu explained to this writer, given his reading of the Force and the readings of other Jedi whom he has great faith in, it seems that if the Jedi do not act at this time they will be eliminated. He struggled to articulate this idea to this writer, a problem no doubt further complicated by the writer’s own lack of faith in the ancient religion, but eventually managed to make the argument that given what the Force is “telling” him, the mission is an act of reaction, not a preemptive attack.

However, he continues to feel conflicted about this and, more pressingly, those under his command feel even more ambivalent about the idea of it. In fact, those that seem most convinced make Windu most concerned as convictions on such matters may preclude a slide into what he refers to as the “Dark Side.” As one might expect this “side” is a negative and a label assigned to those Jedi who lose their way and use their abilities for personal gain in some way. For instance, to control others, to protect one’s own family, friends, or desires over the needs of the masses, or to engage in some kind of sadism towards one’s enemies.

We explored these notions in depth, but, repeatedly, this therapist’s own lack of faith and knowledge in the Force presented a gulf between himself and the client. Given this, after discussing the matter in the room, the writer and the client determined he would be better served to work with a Force-familiar therapist.

Subsequently, he has been referred to Doctors Matt Owen and Denys Cowan. The next two appointments are set for August 30 and September 27 and can be found in files STAR WARS- JEDI OF THE REPUBLIC: MACE WINDU #1 and #2.

Given when Mace Windu lived in Star Wars history, Tim Stevens is pre-corruption by the Empire and therefore has not begun to act in what might charitably be referred to as “ethically dubious ways.” Do please try and keep up.

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The Inhuman King struggles with new revelations!

The client, Blackagar Boltagon, is better known by the name Black Bolt as both a super hero and the ruler of the Inhumans. He has previously worked with this writer in a couples therapy arrangement with his wife Medusalith (again, better known as Medusa) as they dealt with a new event in their relationship that caused a temporary upheaval in their connection to one another.

What was immediately striking upon meeting Boltagon was that he was able to speak to me. Previously, due to an Inhuman rite of passage/chemical exposure, the client had developed a power that altered his voice. In fact, it made his vocalizations so powerful that it prevented him from talking to others, lest he cause great damage to not only them but the physical structures nearby. Now, however, through means he remains unclear on, he is able to speak.

The client went on to reveal that he had just been rescued from a prison that his brother, Maximus, had deposited him in before leaving the planet with several other members of the Inhuman Royal Family.

Although he did describe the situation as traumatic, most of what the client was preoccupied with did not concern the treatment in prison, but rather what was revealed to him there. During his time in jail, he began to realize that he had made many mistakes and had been responsible for actions that he could no longer justify.

Additionally, he realized that his life of privilege had insulated him from a great many factors that may have led him to make these wrongheaded choices; that his willful isolation had not aided him in gaining wisdom, but rather set him back.

These revelations have left him confused and off-kilter, unsure of himself and the world in a way he could not recall since before his Terrigenesis. In his confusion, he sought this writer out given our past therapeutic relationship.

So far, he has found the experience very frustrating. The writer’s unwillingness to simply give him advice or answers, instead of encouraging the client to go deeper—to live with the ambiguity and regret—has often agitated Boltagon. While the writer has joined him in this space and validated the frustration, the writer stressed to him that therapy is not about simply telling him what to do or how to feel. Indeed, lasting change demands that he process his difficult emotions, not shove them aside or run from them.

However, this writer does recognize that perhaps there may be a clash of personalities here and that the client might feel more comfortable another therapist processing him. Therefore, he has been referred to Doctors Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward for an appointment on September 6. Details of their session can be found on that day in file BLACK BOLT #5. At that time, the client can decide which therapist might be the best fit for him.

Psy D. Candidate Tim Stevens is a Staff Therapist who must admit that, if he could not speak, he would feel guilty because everything he says is so darn fascinating.

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The duo meets the most unethical therapist in the Star Wars galaxy!

Allow me to, as always, state my deep commitment to the Empire. I am honored to serve you in this capacity. Or any you should call on me for.

These two subjects were referred to me prior to their release from detention for some minor violations of laws related to smuggling and space travel. There are those in the Empire that are concerned they may be more, however, and this evaluation was an attempt to discover any evidence related to this.

To deal with the droid first, this writer must confess a significant bias. Any droid that has developed a personality of its own feels, to me, to be deeply antithetical to the purpose of droids. Given my druthers, I would recommend this machine for immediate destruction. I am told, however, that this is not an option being considered at this time.

All this having been observed, K2SO appears to lack a filter. He/It comes across as arrogant, boorish, and blunt, and seems to have little interest in humanity as a whole. While it is not impossible to imagine him lying to myself or anyone, it is difficult to imagine him committing to helping any human being or lying to protect them. Also, teamwork with such a droid seems unlikely. While it is not appropriate to guess in this field, if I was asked to, I’d say these two stop working together soon after their release, if not immediately. If they do continue to work together, it seems likely the android subject would betray his human partner as soon as convenient. Again, I do confess to a certain bias in this area though.

The other subject, on the other hand, is a very different matter. Cassian Andor presents as largely calm—although his temper can be triggered—competent and utterly closed off. He was obviously deeply resentful of speaking to this writer and often would answer in short non-elaborative statements.

Of course, he was also an about to be released prisoner. It is more than possible that his mood had everything to do with this. Indeed, what person in his place would not have some anger towards an individual asking him invasive questions and delaying his release?

That said, I strongly warn the Empire to track Andor. His answers, and method of answers, suggest a man schooled in how to tell the truth without actually telling anything and concealing important details with reflexive ease. As I said, he did exhibit a flash of temper but even that was so fleeting it is tempting to label it part of the proverbial show, a sign of being shook to trick someone into overlooking more subtle signs of deceit.

Additionally, a quick review of the limited records available for the subject indicate a weapons proficiency that would be unusual in such a small time criminal. Again, this is all just assumptions, but it seems odd such a talent would be living such a life with all the opportunities his skills would allow him.

Before making any final decisions, I recommend reviewing their intake assessment done by Doctors Duane Swierczynski and Fernando Blanco. It is available on August 9 in file STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE – CASSIAN & K2SO ANNUAL #1.

Star Wars Tim Stevens is an ethically challenged therapist whose continuity is getting increasingly difficult to keep track of.

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The secret agent comes in from the cold for an evaluation!

The client, who goes by Nick Fury or Nick Fury Jr. in some circles and previously was known as Marcus Johnson, is an adult male in above average physical fitness. Although he lost one of his eyes in an incident of torture, he seems to have no long-term physical consequences from the incident beyond that loss. Additionally, he reports no further physical concerns stemming from it. The psychological toll of the incident and the series of events that have cascaded from that moment have not yet been properly accounted for, in the opinion of this writer.

In brief, as noted above, the client was known as Marcus Johnson. He, in fact, had identified as that for most of his life. However, it was revealed to him that he was actually born as Nicholas Fury Jr, the son of the former S.H.I.E.L.D. Director (amongst other accomplishments). He found this out while under attack by a series of super villains and various mercenary types and just after the death of his mother.

During this tightly packed series of episodes—each one being significant enough to change one’s perspective on their own life—Fury also met his biological father, a man he had no awareness of being related to. However, their meeting was short-lived, marked by violent confrontations with many who wished one or both of them dead, and Fury almost immediately went into hiding after and has been rumored to either have died, to be living in exile, or even, according to one particularly far-fetched sounding story, have taken up the role of some kind of cosmic nearly omniscient monitor.

Nonetheless, Fury felt motivated and/or inspired by his genetics to follow in his father’s footsteps and, alongside his best friend Phil Coulson, joined S.H.I.E.L.D. He seemed to be a natural for the work, using his military service, strong tactical mind, and natural charisma to adapt and excel despite a relative lack of training in spycraft.

Unfortunately, S.H.I.E.L.D. quickly proved to be a disappointing experience as the client was betrayed and nearly killed while on a mission by his team, a group of HYDRA infiltrators masquerading as S.H.I.E.L.D.

Now the client is operating solo and underground, looking to do what he describes as “the work of S.H.I.E.L.D., the work they should do,” in a freelance capacity.

The client, in session, seems resistant to the idea of admitting to vulnerability, perhaps understandable given the norms of the spy community and the existing pressures of masculinity. However, the amount of upheaval he has experienced in his life over the past year or so is undeniably disruptive. Even if the client would not quality for a formal PTSD diagnosis, his life has been so altered that it seems impossible that he would not be experiencing any kind of ramifications from those experiences.

Additionally, he showed up in my office of his own accord as I have reminded him. While he might be strong, while he might be traumatized, he nonetheless felt the need to seek out psychological counseling and/or support which means that neither he nor I should simply hand wave at what he has experienced as of late.

Through contacts, I have been able to acquire his S.H.I.E.L.D. mental health records done by Doctors James Robinson and ACO. They can be found in his file here on August 2 in the file marked NICK FURY #5.

Psy D. Candidate Tim Stevens is a Staff Therapist who would never suggest he has experience in spycraft, but, you know…wink, wink, nudge, nudge.

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HYDRA forces our resident therapist to profile Miles Morales!

To begin with, I must renew my objections to this report. What is happening here is very nearly coercion and while this is not an ethical violation or illegal judging by current laws, statutes, or professional codes, it also does not feel necessary or oriented towards some kind of good outcome. While it has been made clear to me that my opinion on this matter has little weight, I nonetheless strongly urge this report be destroyed without review and that this practice end here and now.

Additionally estimating factors like future dangerousness, which is similar to what you are asking, are impossible without direct meetings with the subject. In other words, the information presented below is literally guesswork and may be more muddling than helpful.

The subject in questions is one of two individuals who identifies as Spider-Man and operates as a costumed crime fighter. This particular Spider-Man wears the black costume with red web markings.

The subject presents as male and, given his size and body type, is most likely a teenager. This matches the scant information provided to this writer by your organization, so I do expect it is accurate.

In the past several months, he has worked with the Avengers, the teen pacifist and recently discredited team known as the Champions, and on his own. He has engaged in a variety of conflicts including stopping so-called street level crime, super villain crime, and interceded in civil right issues in foreign nations. From this, it seems likely the subject tends towards idealism. It is possible, as well, that he may be amoral and just seeking conflict because of some desire for violence, but this would be highly unusual.

The subject does seem to have a preference towards teams and partnerships while acting as a super hero. This may indicate that he is seeking a stability in his “career” that he is not finding at home. There may be a variety of reasons for this including absentee or abusive parents, an inability to share his secret with his family, or a recent major loss in the family. Of course, it could also mean the subject has an excellent support system in his non-costumed life and therefore is drawn to similar situations while costumed.

To speak directly to the question at hand: does this writer think the subject is capable of the murder of Steve Rogers? I do not believe he is. Physically, it does seem possible; the client obviously possesses incredible strength and agility and reports indicate he might have some kind of ability to short circuit other’s abilities for a small window of time.

Psychologically, however, it seems unlikely. The subject has no recorded instances of using lethal force at any point, no matter the danger of the situation or the state of his physical being in that moment. The subject has not sought out conflicts in any active way—for instance, as The Punisher has been known to do—and has even, at times, attempted to defuse situations before turning to violence even when initially engaged violently by someone else. Finally, all his known alliances have been with vigilantes who else do not employ lethal force, limiting the potential for him to have a sudden change of heart.

Therefore, I would suggest HYDRA’s obsession with the subject—who, I stress, is most likely an adolescent—is unnecessary and ill-informed.

I have heard some individuals suggest that whatever report I deliver here is not to be trusted given my strenuous objections to doing it at all so I would also suggest reviewing Doctors Nick Spencer and Leinil Francis Yu’s report on Spider-Man. It is available on July 26 in the file marked SECRET EMPIRE #7.

Psy D. Candidate Tim Stevens is a Staff Therapist who has never worn HYDRA green and never will.

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Our therapist attempts to pin down the mutant time traveler!

Nathan Summers is an adult male of above average physical fitness. Although he suffers from a techno organic virus, it appears to be in remission and his physical state is currently stable. He is a self-identified mutant known as Cable who claims he is from the future. A cursory analysis of Summers’ background would seem to reinforce this statements as respected individuals like Professor Charles Xavier have made similar statements.

The client’s life has consistently been one of strife and chaos. It has been marked by acts of violence—perpetrated by and against him—and multiple jumps between alternate timelines moving from the present to the future and back and forth multiple times. He has even had to endure the death of his wife and the need to slay his own son.

At first, this writer hypothesized that the client lacked a “true” personality and was only defined by what had been done to him in struggles. After working with the client for some time, the writer has revised this belief. The client has a set of values that he organizes his life around and does present with a personality. However, he is often so defended that it may be difficult to discern it without extensive time with him. Summers, ultimately, seems to present as a sort of walking tactical machine as a defense mechanism, not as a true reflection of his inner life.

In this way, my expectation that he, in fact, did not qualify for a PTSD diagnosis has been called into question. In fact, I now hypothesize, the client’s entire demeanor is a PTSD reaction, a way to wall it off but not a way to address all the pain—physical and psychological—he has been subjected to since his childhood. He has, in essence, sacrificed his sense of self on the altar of achieving “good” ends. To that end, he projects this image of himself as nothing but a grizzled soldier that, when the surface is scratched is simply incorrect. Summers boasts a law degree—although he is not licensed to practice law at this time—and has proven himself a remarkable surrogate father.

Currently, the client finds himself at the mercy of the timeline once more. While he seems unsure of exactly what is happening or why, he has been clear that he knows something is deeply wrong with the past and he is being propelled from location to location to fix it.

Cable #3 cover by Dale Keown

This writer explored this notion of the client having to be the one to solve it; not someone else, not him with the aid of others. We explored the notion that he may take on more than he needs to in the name of “responsibility” where the healthier—and in fact, possibly more effective choice—would be to ask for help from others or even, in some case, simply pass the “mission” on to someone else.

As expected, the client is highly suspicious of this perspective. That said he remains committed to therapy and glad to be seeing this writer.

Nathan Summers’s next session is set for July 26. This writer is consulting with Doctors James Robinson and Carlos Pacheco and their report will be available on that day in the file labeled CABLE #3.

Psy D. Candidate Tim Stevens is a Staff Therapist with a metal arm and a cybernetic eye. He mostly uses both to play roundball with maximum effectiveness.

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A future version of Billy Kaplan swings by the office for some therapy!

The client, William “Billy” Kaplan—known previously as both Asgardian and Demiurge, and currently as Wiccan—arrived at this writer’s office after a long absence from therapy. Upon inviting Kaplan into the therapy room, however, it became clear that he was not the person I had previously worked with. My client was a late adolescent. “This” Kaplan presented as an adult. After much discussion, the client revealed that he was Kaplan but from a future and possibly alternate timeline. Recognizing roughly the era he found himself in, he decided to come to my office because he recalled a positive therapeutic relationship with me. He revealed he had a therapist in his proper timeline as well but that he was not me and his therapist was not yet active in my present. The client refused to explain why I was no longer seeing clients and I declined to pursue it further out of both respect for Kaplan and fear of what my own fate might be.

The client arrived with a file from his future therapist, a Dr. Robbie Thompson. The case summary read as followed: “Billy is one of the greatest Sorcerers in history. Everyone accepts this as fact, except Billy. He’s never truly believed he was worthy of being Dr. Stephen Strange’s successor to the mantle of Sorcerer Supreme, and I worry this self-doubt will prevent Billy from achieving the greatness we all know he’s capable of, or, worse, put him in a position where his doubts about his abilities compromise his safety, or the world’s.”

This summary did not strike me as particularly surprising or unusual given the client’s history. Previously, I had worked with him in processing the apparent death of a teammate—a death he felt tremendous guilt and responsibility for. Additionally, he was still working through the idea of being the result of the heroes Scarlet Witch and Vision’s relationship as well as the twin brother of Speed and the fact that he could not bring his two biological—insofar as that term can apply to his creation—parents back together. Given his orientation towards a significant internal locus of control, it follows that he would feel tremendous responsibility to be a “perfect” Sorcerer Supreme and therefore feel significant apprehension at his inability to be flawless.

Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #10 cover by Javier Rodriguez

As time was at a premium, I chose to focus on validating his fears—as none of us are perfect—while challenging his overall assumption that perfection was a necessary, or, in fact, even desirable level to reach. We explored the impossibility of perfection and the ways in which striving for it—at the cost of ignoring improvement and advancement—is a negative not just for his overall mental health but also for his ability to grow as a wielder of magic and crime fighter.

Before leaving, we began to develop a “toolbox” for him to use to address and overcome feelings of being unworthy of his position as Sorcerer Supreme and general confidence issues in day-to-day life including thought stopping techniques and how to choose easy positive self-talk expressions that feel relevant enough to him to be effective.

While I recognized it was not entirely within his ability to choose, I encouraged him to try to make his next appointment with Doctors Thompson and Javier Rodriguez scheduled for July 12 and provided him a file, marked DOCTOR STRANGE AND THE SORCERERS SUPREME #10, to give to them when he next meets with them, updating them on what was discussed in this session.

Psy D. Candidate Tim Stevens is a Staff Therapist whose colleagues know him as The Therapist Extreme.

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