Alex Katehakis is a licensed Marriage, Family Therapist, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Certified Sex Therapist in Los Angeles. She has extensive experience in working with a full spectrum of sexuality from sexual addiction to sex therapy, and problems of sexual desire and sexual dysfunction for individuals and couples. Alex has successfully facilitated the recovery of many sexually addicted individuals and assisted couples in revitalizing their sex lives.
Ms. Katehakis is the Founder and Clinical Director of the Center for Healthy Sex in West Los Angeles, CA. She has lectured for the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society, Psychotherapy Networker Annual Conference, U.S. Journal Training Conference series, The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, Rocky Mountain Association of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, LA-California Association of Marriage Family Therapists, Women’s Association of Addiction Treatment, Mt. Sinai Medical School, AIDS Project LA, Phillips Graduate Institute and Pepperdine University.
Additionally, Alex has been a guest on national radio programs and appeared on Voice America and WebMD, both live on-line Internet programs, as a sexual addiction expert. Alex teaches workshops on healthy sexuality in retreat settings and has been published in the Journal of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity. Her first book, Erotic Intelligence – Igniting Hot Healthy Sex after Recovery From Sex Addiction is available on Amazon.com.
Professional affiliations include certification as a sex addiction therapist (CSAT) from the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), Senior Fellow at The Meadows addiction treatment center, membership in the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), certification/membership American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), membership American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), and membership California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). MFC 36902
Ms. Katehakis is dedicated to continuous improvement of her knowledge base and clinical skills and is a member of the Alan Schore study group and other peer consultation groups. Most recently, Ms. Katehakis is the 2012 recipient of the Carnes Award, a prestigious acknowledgement for her significant contributions to the field of sex addiction.