Alexandra Katehakis, Ph.D., MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S is a Marriage Family Therapist, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist/Supervisor and Certified Sex Therapist/Supervisor, and Clinical Director of Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles. Dr. Katehakis has extensive experience in working with a full spectrum of sexuality; from sexual addiction to sex therapy, as well as and problems of sexual desire and sexual dysfunction for individuals and couples. She has successfully facilitated the recovery of many sexually addicted individuals and assisted couples in revitalizing their sex lives. She earned her Ph.D. from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality.
Dr. Katehakis has lectured for the U.S. Journal Training Conference series, the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, the UCLA Annual Attachment Conference, the Psychotherapy Networker Annual Conference, the Couple’s Conference, Women’s Association of Addiction Treatment, Mt. Sinai Medical School, AIDS Project LA, Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society, Phillips Graduate Institute and Pepperdine University and teaches workshops on healthy sexuality in retreat settings, such as the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.
Alexandra has been a guest on several national radio, podcast, and news media programs including NPR, Inside Hollywood, Dr. Drew Live, Conversations with Alanis Morissette, Voice America, Sounds True, and WebMD. She has been a regular guest blogger at Psychology Today, Huffington Post, PsychCentral and has published in the Journal of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity and the American Journal of Play. Additionally, Alexandra has been featured as a sex addiction and sex therapy expert in publications from New York Magazine, NBC News, Men’s Health, Rolling Stone, the LA Times, The Hollywood Reporter, and the Washington Post.
She is the author of Sexual Reflections: A Workbook for Designing and Celebrating Your Sexual Health Plan (2018), Sex Addiction as Affect Dysregulation: A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment (2016), Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot Healthy Sex after Recovery From Sex Addiction (2010), co-author of Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence (2014), and a contributing author to Making Advances: A Comprehensive Guide for Treating Female Sex and Love Addicts (2012) — all available on Amazon.
Professional affiliations include member of the teaching faculty at the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP); Senior Fellow at The Meadows, certification/membership/supervisor 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
Dr. Katehakis is dedicated to continuous improvement of her knowledge and clinical skills and is a member of Dr. Alan Schore’s monthly study group since 2007 and other peer consultation groups. Most recently, Dr. Katehakis received the IITAP 2018 Leadership Award and was the 2012 recipient of the Carnes Award, a prestigious acknowledgement for her significant contributions to the field of sex addiction. She is also the 2013 co-recipient of the Clark Vincent Award for her role in writing sections of the clinical textbook Making Advances, the 2015 Book of the Year Award from AASECT for Mirror of Intimacy, and the 2016 Clark Vincent Award for Mirror of Intimacy.