Rand B. Lee. Theobroma Valentine. (Fantasy & Science Fiction, Sept/Oct 2012)

A psychotherapist on a psych-ward orbiting a cacao-farming planet has aliens of various persuasion to treat, some of whom have taken to drastic measures in sim-therapy. She has her own issues to address, but is able to reach a resolution, albeit as a passive victim.

Gently humorous, with the characterisation of the various aliens just a bit different, and Rand B. not overdoing the xeno-language stuff this time…

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