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Naked Therapist Sarah White

Sexy Librarians Are Out, the Naked Therapist Is In

Sarah White is not a licensed therapist — how can she be when the APA strictly forbids nudity? — but nonetheless her naked therapy sessions are in demand. Clothes, she says, are limiting, and she frees clients to open up by taking hers off.

Whether stripping down is a metaphor of the therapeutic process or not, Sarah does not deny she's using the "power of arousal" with her mostly male clientele. "For men especially, who are less likely to go to therapy, it's an enticing, exciting, and I think effective way, a very effective way, to get men to open up and introspect, think and meditate, on how to make their lives better and more fulfilling," she says in a YouTube video the Daily Mail linked to but is now private.

A Daily reporter went to see her for a mock session in the video above, and you can see seduction is her key tactic. "Freud used free association," she says "I use nakedness."

Freud also talked about transference — the redirection of a patient's feelings toward the therapist — though. And since transference often manifests as a crush, I do wonder how she'd address that. But, hey, if she can get men who otherwise wouldn't go to therapy in the door, maybe she's doing the world a service? For all we know the sexy librarian phenomena started in an effort to get people to read.

IdeaOfOrder IdeaOfOrder 6 years
That seems to only serve as another coping mechanism. The guy is trying to quit smoking, so go to see a naked therapis because it'll get his mind off smoking? Why not treat the real addiction; what's causing his need to smoke? He's in psychotherapy so I assume psychological issues. She's a joke. Why not just hang around naked the entire time or at the very least sit in a robe? Undressing from her business attire during the session doesn't make this look like anything other than a cheap porno. On that note, I've never seen a therapist dressed in business casual. Casual is always the attire of choice.. only shrinks do the business casual look.
Pistil Pistil 6 years
Because who's going to pay $150/hour for an unlicensed, fully clothed therapist'?
graduatedsqueaks graduatedsqueaks 6 years
Besides the fact that she's not a licensed therapist (according to her website, she's "currently studying psychology and collecting research for a dissertation on Naked Therapy"), this just doesn't seem right. She says that she uses the nudity to entice men who would otherwise not go to therapy...what? I suppose if there was free food at a therapy session that might be enough to get them come. It seems like she enjoys it, using it as a power trip. It seems like she's trying to use her "counseling sessions" to springboard her modelling career. But, if I want to give her the benefit of the doubt, she's starting from some basis that nakedness makes people react in a certain way, which may in turn bring out the issues they're trying to address.
Studio16 Studio16 6 years
She sounds like she might need therapy herself. I have a feeling that Daddy didn't pay much attention to her as a little girl.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 6 years
I find this utterly and ridiculously stupid.
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