Sarah Niles is challenging people’s perceptions of therapists and other mental health professionals.

The second season of Apple TV+ is here Ted Lasso, Niles plays the well-meaning but quiet sports therapist Dr. Sharon, who comes in to help the AFC Richmond players overcome their doubts. Ted finds it disturbing, even though her presence is comforting for the team.Jason Sudeikis). 

Ted’s feelings of distrust weren’t unique. As Niles told CelebHomes News, she received mixed reviews from fans, who she suspects were wary of Sharon being “British, Black and very sure of herself.”

Eventually, as the season went on and Ted began to trust Sharon, so did the viewers. “Everybody grew to love her,” Niles said, “because she’s bringing out the best in Ted.”

This nuanced discussion of mental health earned season two of Ted Lasso 20 Emmy nominations overall, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Writing. What’s more, Niles received a nod for Outstanding Supporting Actress, marking her first-ever Emmy nomination. 

Sudeikis was credited by the actress. Ted LassoShe was encouraged by writers to share her Dr. Sharon persona. Keep reading for more information about their collaboration.