Katy Perry's Therapist Reveals Details From VICELAND 'The Therapist'
Pop megastar. California Gurl. Confident leader of the Katy Cats. It's 2017 and if you don't know who Katy Perry is, then you don't belong on the internet.
During a 72-hour-long promotional livestream for her new album Witness (which, btw, debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200) Perry sat down for an episode of VICELAND's The Therapist with licensed marriage and family therapist Dr. Siri Sat Nam Singh to talk about how she feels her musical persona has consumed her life and how she is working hard to reclaim her self-identity and authenticity.
Elite Daily had the opportunity to speak with Dr. Singh to learn more about his session with Perry.
Since her first sexy and scandalous commercial bop in 2008, "I Kissed A Girl," Perry's career has been nothing short of amazing. Sold out shows, multi-platinum certified albums, and a feature-length film are just a few of the many accomplishments Queen Katy has to brag about at only 32 years old.
Her 2010 album, Teenage Dream, skyrocketed her into superstardom and made Perry the definition of a household name.
But, while she was on the lips of fans, record label executives, and tabloid reporters everywhere, another name seemed to be erased: Katheryn Hudson, her birth name.
During her session with Dr. Singh, the pop star revealed Katy is a strong persona, she said, "I built up this Katy Perry thing that everybody knows... and it's fantastic, but it's more of a facade."
She went on to say she "so badly want[s] to be Katheryn Hudson that [she doesn't] even want to look like Katy Perry anymore sometimes, and that is a little bit of why [she] cut [her] hair, is because [she] really want[s] to be [her] authentic self."
I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Singh about how he feels Katheryn Hudson is working to reclaim an identity that's been overshadowed by one of our generation's most notable celebrities.
I asked Dr. Singh how Katy and Katheryn can co-exist. He looked at Katheryn's relationship with Katy Perry and her newfound sense of self-awareness and came up with a few scenarios for how Katy and Katheryn can exist within the same person.
He told me,
The VICELAND therapist elaborated on this when he spoke to me about the "one thing that didn't come out in the session": the four archetypal presences that exist in women.
Dr. Singh talked about his pre-session phone call with the "Swish Swish" singer and how they discussed the goddess/priestess, the self, the mother, and the companion, before focusing specifically on Katheryn's archetypal presences,
He went on to say,
While watching Katy's The Therapist episode, you can see her moments of catharsis, especially as she often talks about the "goofball" she knows Katheryn Hudson is. It is clear Dr. Singh helped her understand how she can better nurture herself as Katheryn, while still holding on to Katy Perry's confidence and strength.
So, as a follow-up to my questions about what Katheryn learned from Dr. Singh, I asked the doctor what he learned from his time with Katheryn. Without missing a beat, he responded,
I asked Dr. Singh one final question before we ended our chat: "Moving forward, what is some advice you'd give Katy Perry/Katheryn Hudson?"
He responded with, "[S]he has the formula and just continues her work. We all have work to do, and I think Katheryn is doing the work and I'm very respectful of her."
Well said, Dr. Singh. I, for one, can't wait to see how Katy continues to show us the real Katheryn. If Witness is any indication of what her more vulnerable self looks like, I'm 100 percent here for it.