Having met with the client to get a clear picture of the character's personality, I came up with this first round of sketches (click any images to zoom):
It was decided that the final character should look a little more angular and “cold” (think ice queen). And, amusingly, she would have a little dog. Here are a few more designs I came up with:
And here is the final character design:
In this app, there is the option to slap the therapist and her glasses fly off her face. But don't worry, no therapists were harmed in the making of this drawing!