Dexter: New Blood  Filming Locations
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The Therapist's Office

Q. What is it supposed to be on the show?

    A. The office of Morris Cooper, a therapist / counselor.

Q. Where is it supposed to be on the show?

    A.  In or near the small town of Iron Lake, New York.

Q. When did we see it on the show?

    A. In Episode 6 of Season 9: "Too Many Tuna Sandwiches":

    After Harrison overdoses on drugs at the kill-list -party, Dexter takes him to see a therapist recommended by Tess (the bartender at the Iron Lake Tavern).

    We see Dexter and Harrison sitting on a couch in the therapist's office, where things do not go well, as Harrison unloads on his absentee father

Dexter attempts to pretend that he had a normal childhood and life, saying that his marriage with Rita "sort of fell apart", only to be surprised when Harrison states that she was murdered by a serial killer.

Rather than improving things, the visit to the counselor only reveals the serious strains in the father/son relationship.

Q. What is it actually in real life?

A.  A room in a private home.

Q. Where can I find it in real life?

    A. In the real world, this scene was shot Inside the large Colonial home at the Boxborough, Massachusetts farm where they also filmed the scenes of the veterinarian's barn, and of Dexter releasing sheep from their pen.

    Here is a photo of the interior the way it looked in real life:

The set decorators replaced most of the furniture in the room to
make it look more like an office, and less like a residential living room

And here is a photo of the exterior of the house, next to the veterinarian's barn:

    So, the producers got three separate scenes (set in three supposedly different places) from this one farm location.

    For more details, see my page about the vet's barn.

Here is a matching Google StreetView:

[ Warning:: this is a private home. Do not trespass
on their property, or disturb the residents. ]

Q. How the heck did you figure out where it was?

    A. One of the showrunners revealed in an interview that they had filmed the therapist scene in the house at the farm where they shot the veterinarian's barn scene. So, once I found that barn location, I knew they had shot this office scene inside the large Colonial house there.

    To confirm that, I looked for real estate photos of the property, and found an interior shot (above) of one of the rooms that perfectly matched the room in the office scene. They had replaced most of the furniture, but it was easy to match the unique fireplace, the distinctive white moulding/casing around the doors, the wood floors, etc.

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