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Parsons School of Design MFA Design and Technology program theses2020 ➔ The Drive-Thru Therapist


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Mariah Marasco (designer)
Brad MacDonald (thesis advisor)
Chris Prentice (thesis advisor)
Jess Irish (thesis advisor)
Danielle A. Jackson (thesis advisor)


May 3 2020


Grounded in a fictional town in the northeastern United States, “The Drive-Thru Therapist” is a short-form, anthology web series in which a young Dr. Sylvia Morris offers abbreviated therapy sessions through a drive-thru window. Each episode will bring viewers into an exchange between Sylvia and one of the many different working individuals who visits her window. Through comedy and satire, the series seeks to entertain viewers while loosely provoking thought and criticism around therapy access, mental health stigma, and the challenges many adults face with fitting therapy into their daily routine. Designed for YouTube, the series’ episodes are each under 10 minutes, keeping in mind the average video length of 11.7 minutes on the platform.* Comedic representations of people seeking therapy in a corner of the Internet known for humor and relatability will help audience members come closer to the concept of therapy in a light-hearted context. *

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