Sarah White says that through Naked Therapy - where she, the client, or both are nude - she hopes to provide people with "power through arousal."
The New York resident said that as a Naked Therapist she does not ask the client to rid himself of repressions and false beliefs while simultaneously hiding behind a wall of repression and status, but shows herself both physically and psychologically.
White is the founder of Naked Therapy and has not heard of anyone else doing it.
"The idea for Naked Therapy grew from an accumulation of my interests and professional ambitions," she said. "Having studied psychology and biology, I have a deep interest in helping people.
"I personally have found the traditional ways of many therapists boring and frustrating. I hope to offer something exciting and fresh to my patients, to challenge the puritanical basis of our society, and to have a positive effect on the acceptance of male and female sexuality."
She said that most people are interested and want to know more when they hear about her form of therapy.
She explained that by showing herself the Naked Therapist can arouse her patient, and that through experiencing and accepting the arousal, the patient is better able to experience and accept other arousal in life. She feels that the therapist becomes an example of fearlessness and self-pride and develops a level of intimacy with the patient that would not be possible in a traditional, clothed session.
The first sessions are held via a one-way cam and text chat, allowing the client to feel free to do whatever they like in the privacy of their home. White's standard policy is that after three sessions the option to move to one-way cam and voice chat is available. After another three the option to move to two-way cam and voice chat is usually offered.
White will start a session dressed and slowly get naked, or begin a session in the nude - depending on the client's preference.
She does do some sessions in person, and offers couples therapy as well as individual therapy.
"Some of my clients have been with traditional therapists for years and feel at a dead-end," she explained. "They choose Naked Therapy because they want to try a new approach to therapy that allows openness about sexuality and relationships; they want to investigate and discover new things about themselves and their power and potential in life."
To protect her privacy, White states that no recording of consultations is allowed, whether by video, photo or text. She keeps recordings of sessions and says she would be able to tell who propagated anything which appeared without permission.
She will terminate any session if she feels the client is acting disrespectful towards her.
She used her experience as a freelance web designer to create her own website and her modelling experience helped her in coming up with photos for the site.