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Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.
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Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CST, CSAT, is the Founder and Clinical Director of Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles, where she and her staff successfully treat a spectrum of sexual disorders, ranging from issues of sexual desire and dysfunction to the treatment of sexual addiction. She is 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. Alex serves as a Senior Fellow at The Meadows addiction treatment center, as a supervisory consultant to the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), as well as a licensed marriage and family therapist, Certified Sex Therapist (CST), and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT). Alex is a supervisor of both of these certification programs and is dedicated to bridging the gap between sex therapy and sex addiction treatment. More information can be found on her website, centerforhealthysex.com.

Entries by Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

When Sex Addicts Reveal Everything to Spouses

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 2:29 PM

There are several theories as to how and why sex addiction develops. Some say that early traumatic relationships in infancy or childhood create an intimacy disorder in the individual, which then manifests later in life as high-risk behavior, sexual compulsions, infidelity or an obsession with porn. Others describe it as...

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The Best and Worst Sex and Sexuality Stories of 2013

(5) Comments | Posted January 12, 2014 | 9:35 AM

"We need to allow ourselves the freedom to figure out what we internally want from sex instead of mimicking whatever popular culture holds up to us as sexy. That would be sexual liberation." -- Ariel Levy

It's that exciting time of the year as we're each privileged to consider our...

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Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Dec. 27-Jan. 2)

(0) Comments | Posted December 27, 2013 | 1:44 PM

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, Center for Healthy Sex has created daily meditations to help you reach your sexual and relational potential. (You can subscribe for free here.)...

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Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Dec. 13-19)

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2013 | 10:48 PM

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, Center for Healthy Sex has created daily meditations to help you reach your sexual and relational potential. (You can subscribe for free here.)...

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Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Dec. 6-12)

(1) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 2:14 PM

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, Center for Healthy Sex has created daily meditations to help you reach your sexual and relational potential. (You can subscribe for free here.)...

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Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Nov. 29 - Dec. 5)

(0) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 1:07 PM

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, Center for Healthy Sex has created daily meditations to help you reach your sexual and relational potential. (You can subscribe for free here.)...

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Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Nov. 22-28)

(0) Comments | Posted November 21, 2013 | 1:42 PM

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, Center for Healthy Sex has created daily meditations to help you reach your sexual and relational potential. (You can subscribe for free here.)...

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Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Nov. 15 - 21)

(1) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 4:17 PM

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, Center for Healthy Sex has created daily meditations to help you reach your sexual and relational potential. (You can subscribe for free here.)...

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Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Nov. 8-14)

(2) Comments | Posted November 8, 2013 | 2:22 PM

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, I've co-authored a book of daily meditations titled Mirror of Intimacy with a colleague at Center for Healthy Sex to help you reach your sexual...

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Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Nov. 1-7)

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 4:07 PM

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, I've co-authored a book of daily meditations titled Mirror of Intimacy with a colleague at Center for Healthy Sex to help you reach your sexual...

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Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Oct. 25-31)

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 6:04 PM

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, I've co-authored a book of daily meditations titled Mirror of Intimacy with a colleague at Center for Healthy Sex to help you reach your sexual...

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Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Oct. 18-24)

(0) Comments | Posted October 20, 2013 | 11:09 AM

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, I've co-authored a book of daily meditations titled Mirror of Intimacy with a colleague at Center for Healthy Sex to help you reach your sexual...

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Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Oct. 11-17)

(1) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 3:43 PM

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, I've co-authored a book of daily meditations titled Mirror of Intimacy with a colleague at Center for Healthy Sex to help you reach your sexual...

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Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Oct. 4-10)

(1) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 1:42 PM

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, I've co-authored a book of daily meditations titled Mirror of Intimacy with a colleague at Center for Healthy Sex to help you reach your sexual...

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Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Sept. 27 -- Oct. 26)

(0) Comments | Posted September 27, 2013 | 12:07 PM

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, I've co-authored a book of daily meditations titled Mirror of Intimacy with a colleague at Center for Healthy Sex to help you reach your sexual...

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Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Sept. 20-26)

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 12:28 PM

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, I've co-authored a book of daily meditations titled Mirror of Intimacy with a colleague at Center for Healthy Sex to help you reach your sexual...

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Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Sept. 13-19)

(2) Comments | Posted September 12, 2013 | 7:14 PM

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, Center for Healthy Sex has created daily meditations to help you reach your sexual and relational potential. (You can subscribe for free here.)...

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Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Sept. 6-12)

(0) Comments | Posted September 6, 2013 | 6:31 PM

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, Center for Healthy Sex has created daily meditations to help you reach your sexual and relational potential. (You can subscribe for free here.)...

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Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Aug. 30-Sep. 5)

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 4:04 PM

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, Center for Healthy Sex has created daily meditations to help you reach your sexual and relational potential. (You can subscribe for free here.)...

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Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (Aug. 23-29)

(10) Comments | Posted August 22, 2013 | 6:52 PM

It's vital for mindful acts of emotional and spiritual intimacy to steadily develop as a daily practice for healthy sex. To that end, Center for Healthy Sex has created daily meditations to help you reach your sexual and relational potential. (You can subscribe for free here.)...

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