I am a credentialed Ph.D. therapist and took part in nude therapy training with Hartman and Fithian after experiencing it for myself in the 1970s. I use nudity as one tool of several including REBT, TA, and hypnosis. With certain clients, it is an important way for them to access emotions which they have stored in body structures. This used sparingly, always followed by processing the emotions that arise. Clothing is used as armor to protect us from facing our own feelings. The vulnerability of removing the armor helps the client to confront emotions and early childhood decisions. While complete nudity is encouraged, some clients choose to remain partially clothed. Even this often is helpful. At no time is the therapist nude. No sexual contact is made or implied.