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Dr Atkinson is a character appearing in Joan Is Awful. She is portrayed by Laurel Lefkow, Éva Magyar, and Bea Segura.


Dr Atkinson saw Joan, who was struggling with some things. Joan said she once dreamed of opening her own coffee shop. Meanwhile, her job was mostly her being a middleman between the board above her and the staff below her. She felt like she was just going through the motions, like she wasn't the main character in her life. She also expressed dissatisfaction with her relationship. She was engaged to Krish, but found him and the relationship vanilla, unlike her previous relationship with Mac, which was always exciting. She expressed that she wanted her situation to change.

After Joan destroyed the quamputer that was generating a show about her life, she told Dr Atkinson that she was dating again and taking things slow. She had opened her own coffee shop and was proud of what she did. She finally felt like she was the main character in her own life, despite being on house arrest.


She is a therapist. Joan Tait is one of her clients.

Notes and Trivia[]

  • She was shown in source, fictive level one, and fictive level two.