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Psychologist Strips Naked During Sessions To Soothe Patients

Posted by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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Sarah White, a 24-year-old psychology buff, conducts online therapy sessions in her birthday suit.  The naked therapist's unique approach to helping people solve their issues has, she says, aroused interest from dozens of suffering New Yorkers.

"For men especially, who are less likely than women to go to therapy, it is more interesting, more enticing, more exciting," said White. "It's a more inspiring approach to therapy." White begins her sessions with her clothes on. But as the hour-long appointments heat up, she gradually sheds all of her duds until there's nothing left to take off.

"Freud used free association," she said. "I use nakedness." The initial sessions, which cost $150, are conducted via a one-way Web cam and text chat. Once she develops a rapport with a client, she'll move on to two-way video appointments via Skype and even in-person consultations.

White said her roughly 30 clients are an eclectic mix of college students with sexual issues, middle-aged men with relationship problems and even a couple of women who just enjoy chatting with a nude peer. Clients schedule appointments through her website, sarahwhitelive.com.

A freelance computer programmer, White said she got the idea to perform therapy sessions in the nude after being uninspired by the theories she learned as an undergraduate psychology student. She conceded that naked therapy is not approved by any mental health association. And she is not a licensed therapist.

White demonstrated her less-is-more style yesterday, slowly peeling off layers of clothing as she counseled a Daily News reporter on seeking a better work/life balance. "It sounds like you're not sure if this is really a problem," White said shortly before removing her teal bra. While White's boyfriend supports her new business, her parents are still in the dark.

"I should probably tell them before they read it in the paper," said White, of the upper West Side. Not surprisingly, professional psychologists are not sold. "She's using the word therapy here, but I don't consider this therapy," said Diana Kirschner, a New York-based clinical psychologist. "I consider this interactive soft-core Internet porn."

Kuamell Johnson, 31, said he'd love to experience a therapy session with White, but he's not sure he'd be able to stay on topic.

"She starts to strip, now she's butt naked," pondered Johnson, a messenger from Brooklyn. "It's going to throw my concentration off."

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JasonsMom2007
by Lisa on Mar. 2, 2011 at 2:00 PM
Wow
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joeykttn
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 2:22 PM

omfg you have got to be kidding me.

singlemomof2nok
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 2:29 PM

 I don't know how she thinks she is helping anyone by stripping naked

bizkit_fanky
by Gold Member on Mar. 2, 2011 at 2:29 PM

that reminds of that girl  who strips to tell the weather  on some news station.. lol..

C_Medlin
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 2:32 PM
Wow. This just looks like she is into
Soft porn. I don't know how i would feel if she was my therapist or even my hubby's. Um oh well to each there own. Hopefully someone is becoming a better person through this.
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lisakansas
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 2:37 PM

The naked therapist's unique approach to helping people solve their issues has, she says, aroused interest from dozens of suffering New Yorkers.

Is that intentional humor?  :D

jessicasmom1
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 2:40 PM

HMMMM WOW ! I dont see her having this job long

MarshaLynn04
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 2:43 PM

insane

AntoinetteF
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 2:45 PM

Don't tell my husband or his friends.  They may all of a sudden need therapy  :)

sheri305
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 5:52 PM


Quoting AntoinetteF:

Don't tell my husband or his friends.  They may all of a sudden need therapy  :)


Lmbo!

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