Brain was initially wary of the idea of seeing a therapist, as he didn't feel he was "crazy". Dr. Paula had an easygoing manner that relaxed him, noting that she would be jumpy if her office was destroyed and thus it wasn't unreasonable for him to feel jumpy about the damage to the Ice Cream Shop. After he opened up to her, he talked to her for nearly an hour at their first session. She later taught him breathing exercises to employ when he started to feel jumpy.
Behind the scenes
Dr. Paula is named after Paula K. Rauch, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital, who provided advice to Arthur for many years.
Dr. Paula alludes to her voice actress twice. She mentions that she sings and that she likes all things Frozen, referring to Idina Menzel’s role as Elsa of Arendelle.