Alexandra Katehakis Ph.D., MFT

Alexandra Katehakis Ph.D., MFT

Alexandra Katehakis, Ph.D., MFT is Founder and Clinical Director of the Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles, Senior Fellow at The Meadows, Facility for the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals, and the 2012 Carnes Award recipient. She is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist/Supervisor and Certified Sex Therapist/Supervisor specializing in the treatment of sexual disorders. Ms. Katehakis is author of Sex Addiction As Affect Dysregulation: A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment, 2016 published by W. W. Norton & Co. She is co-author of the 2015 AASECT award winning Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence (2104), contributing author to the Clark Vincent award winning Making Advances: A Comprehensive Guide for Treating Female Sex and Love Addicts, in M. Feree (Ed.), (2012), and author of Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot Healthy Sex After Recovery From Sex Addiction (2010).

Professional affiliations include Certified Sex Addiction Therapist/Supervisor, International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), Certified Sex Therapist/membership American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS), and the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology (GAINS).

Ms. Katehakis received her early training in transpersonal psychology from John Cogswell, Ph.d. where she co-founded a mind/body psychotherapeutic modality known as "Walking-in-Your-Shoes." She specializes in and has extensive experience in working with a full spectrum of sexuality from sexual addiction to problems of sexual desire and dysfunction for individuals and couples. She speaks to professional audiences on the subject of sex addiction and sexuality and teaches workshops on healthy sexuality in retreat settings.

Alexandra is a weekly guest expert on Dr. Drew Midday Live appearing every Friday at 12:30pm on KABC Talk Radio 790 AM.

More information is available through her website at

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