|Fields||sex therapy, family therapy|
|Institutions||IITAP, AASECT, Center for Healthy Sex, The Meadows|
|Alma mater||Antioch University|
|Notable awards||Carnes Award (SASH, September 2012)|
Alexandra Katehakis MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S is the Clinical Director of the Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles and the author of Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex While in Recovery from Sex Addiction and co-author of Making Advances: A Comprehensive Guide for Treating Female Sex and Love Addicts. Also she is working as a clinical supervisor at International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals and American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists.
Katehakis is a licensed psychotherapist (MFT), and graduated from Antioch University in 1997. Katehakis holds licensure and certification with several different mental health organizations: Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP); Certified Sex Therapist (CST) with the American Association of Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT); Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS).
In 1992, she joined the Walking Theater Group at the invitation of Joseph Culp who co-founded the process with John Cogswell, Ph.D. She later co-founded the Walking-In-Your-Shoes Group with Culp and shared in the further development of this transpersonal body mind process.
Alex Katehakis became certified as a sex addiction therapist by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. In her practice, Kathehakis focuses on sexual dysfunction and sexual addiction in individuals and couples. Since 2006, Ms. Katehakis has studied affective neuroscience with Allan N. Schore, incorporating self-regulation theory into her treatment of sexual addiction.
At times, Katehakis employs Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in her practice. EMDR attempts to activate the brain’s opposing hemispheres in order to release “trapped” emotional experiences.
In 2009, Katehakis’s article “Affective Neuroscience and the Treatment of Sexual Addiction” was published in Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. The article focused on the neuropsychobiological impact of early childhood trauma on the affective, cognitive, and behavioral development of sexual addicts.
Alex is the 2012 recipient of the Carnes Award, a prestigious acknowledgement for her contributions to the field of sex addiction, presented by the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH). In 2013, Alexandra Katehakis joined the team at the Meadows inpatient trauma and addiction rehabilitation center in Arizona as a Senior Fellow.
- Katehakis, Alexandra (Jan-March 2009). "Affective Neuroscience and the Treatment of Sexual Addiction". Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity 16 (1): 1–31. doi:10.1080/10720160802708966
- Katehakis, Alexandra (March 2000). "Web Site Review". Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity 7 (1–2): 147–148. doi:10.1080/10720160008400213
- Katehakis, Alexandra. "The Pathway to Erotic Intelligence for Recovering Sex Addicts". Counselor: Magazine for Addiction Professionals.
- Katehakis, Alexandra (March/April 2010). "Addicted to Sex. There are no shortcuts in treating SA". Psychotherapy Networker Case Study section
- Katehakis, Alexandra (Jan/Feb 2010). "Supervision of the Treatment of Sexual Addiction: Attending to Counter-Transference Issues". The Family Therapy Magazine.
- Katehakis, Alexandra (November 2, 2010). "Sexual Anorexia". Good Therapy On-line article about sexual anorexia
- Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex While in Recovery from Sex Addiction (Health Communications, 2010) ISBN 978-0-7573-1437-7
- Making Advances: A Comprehensive Guide for Treating Female Sex and Love Addictions (SASH, 2012) ISBN 978-0-9857-4720-6
- Center for Healthy Sex
- YouTube: Alexandra Katehakis
- Alexandra Katehakis blog at Huffington Post
- Sex, Lies & Trauma blog at Psychology Today
- The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health
- American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists
- International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals
- l "Erotic Intelligence" (ISBN 978-0-7573-1437-7)
- l "Making Advances" (ISBN 978-0-9857-4720-6)
- l Psychology Today expert: Alexandra Katehakis
- Walking-In-Your-Shoes official website
- Clinical Director bio
- Psychology Today biography
- “Affective Neuroscience and the Treatment of Sexual Addiction”
- National Criminal Justice Reference Service Library Collection
- The Meadows Press Release