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Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, a certified sex therapist, and a certified sex addiction therapist. She’s the author of Erotic Intelligence (2010) and Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation (2016), co-author of the award-winning book Mirror of Intimacy (2014), and contributing author to the award-winning clinical book Making Advances (2012). Ms. Katehakis blogs at Psychology Today and Huffington Post and appears as a weekly guest expert every Friday on Dr. Drew Midday Live. She’s the Founder and Clinical Director of Center for Healthy Sex.
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Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment
Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation is the first book on sex addiction that takes into consideration neurobiological underpinnings, examining sex addiction in line with the new definition of addiction as a primary, chronic brain disorder.
Published by W. W. Norton & Company Summer 2016
Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence
“Mirror of Intimacy is one of those books which you don’t let out of your sight. The book will soon be one of the important therapeutic tools in our field.”
-Daniel L. Araoz, author of Integrating Hypnosis with Psychotherapy
Published by Center for Healthy Sex December 2014
Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex While In Recovery from Sex Addiction
“I consider this book a great gift to all recovering addicts and their partners who will benefit from its instruction and an impressive, effective resource for those who help them.”
-Patrick Carnes, author of Out of the Shadows
Published by HCI Publications Spring 2010
KABC Radio – Dr. Drew Midday Live (Every Friday at 12:45pm-1pm) – 2015
KQED Interactive – Love in the Digital Age interview with Alex Katehakis – 2015
KABC Radio – The Drive Home with Jillian Barberie and John Phillips – 2015
“Love Addict” documentary – Interview with Alexandra Katehakis – 2012
Klean Radio – Interview with Andrew Spanswick and Judah Friedman – 2011
ABC 7 News – Is Sex Addiction a Real Illness or Just a Cop Out? – 2011
KABC Radio – Peter Tilden and Teresa Strasser Morning Show – 2011
HLN – Interview with Jane Valez -Mitchell “Tiger Woods” – 2009
SPIKE TV – 1000 Ways to Die “Heart-On” Episode 112A – 2009
Inside Hollywood – “Caught Cheating” Episode 16 – 2009
SPIKE TV – 1000 Ways to Die “Kill-Basa” Episode 107A – 2009
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Huffington Post Blog: Articles by Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST-S, CSAT-S
Psychology Today Blog: Sex, Lies & Trauma: Straight Talk About Sexual Compulsivity
PsychCentral Blog: Posts by Alexandra Katehakis
The Fix: Addiction and Recovery, Straight Up Aug 2011 Sex Addiction Is Not So Funny
Counselor Magazine July/August 2010 Erotic Intelligence for Recovering Sex Addicts
The Family Therapy Magazine Jan/Feb 2010 Supervision of the Treatment of Sexual Addiction: Attending to Counter-Transference Issues
Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity Jan-March 2009, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p. 1-31 Affective Neuroscience and the Treatment of Sexual Addiction
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How We Get Addicted – TIME Magazine Article