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Sarah White (PICTURES): Naked therapist explains unusual treatments

Sarah White has invented the field of "naked therapy"
Sarah White has invented the field of "naked therapy"
Sarah White has invented the field of "naked therapy"

(CBS) - Having trouble talking about your feelings? Would it help if I took my clothes off?

That, in a nutshell, is "naked therapy," which 24-year-old Sarah White is promoting. She offers therapy sessions where patients are encouraged to reveal their feelings while she reveals her body. It's not likely a technique that the American Psychological Association endorses.

PICTURES: Sarah White, Naked Therapist

In any case, White is not a "licensed" therapist, subject to standards and laws of a practicing psychologist. In fact, after a quick visit at her website, it would be hard to decide whether she's an unlicensed therapist who models or a model who dabbles in therapy.

White's clients are overwhelmingly men. Shocker. Sessions are conducted via web-cam at $150 per hour.

"Power through arousal," is the basic idea behind naked therapy, according to White's site. The jay-bird shrink says she plans on pursuing a Ph.D. in therapy.

"The goal is to show patients I have nothing to hide, and to encourage them to be more honest, White explained in an interview with The Daily.

"For men in particular, seeing a naked woman can really help them focus."