With Beverly Crusher is the leader of the medical team and so I assume there are other doctors there as well. They technically should be treating Beverly direct senior staff colleague unless they donít have the same expertise as them
When it comes to psychotherapy which Troi engage in. The answer is that it is complicated. Technically there is no exception but practically it is otherwise you will have every rural psychologist losing their license.
There is an interesting paper here that summarise the dilemma facing every rural psychologist. It argues that the criteria of not treating patient where you have a friendship/relationship outside work could be inconsistent with the culture of the rural community and discriminatory towards the mental health of the rural community due to lack of access of service as well as forcing psychologist to not engage at all with their community to maintain their professional standards