Dr. Paula Agard is introduced in the season 5 premiere "Denial" as Harvey Specter's therapist. Harvey seeks her help after he begins to have panic attacks due to Donna leaving her position as his secretary to work for Louis Litt. She later begins a relationship with Harvey in season 7 which ends after she makes him choose between her and Donna.
A few years ago, she was pressured by a client to release his son out of rehab so he could attend his mother's funeral. Although she knew he was not ready to leave, she gave a note of approval to release the young man; however, he died less than 24 hours later of a drug overdose, the night of his mother's funeral.