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Alex is a published, award-winning author, licensed psychotherapist, and is recognized as a leader in the field of Integrative sex therapy. As the Clinical Director of Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles, Alex has extensive experience in working with a full spectrum of sexuality. She makes regular contributions to publications like Psychology Today and the Huffington Post, has been interviewed by Rolling Stone, Washington Post and the LA Times, has made several television appearances on programs like Inside Hollywood, Spike TV and CNN, and is frequently featured as a prominent expert panelist at sexuality conferences worldwide alongside the likes of Dan Siegel, Drew Pinsky and Christopher Kennedy Lawford.



Sex Addiction As Affect Dysregulation

Examining the neurobiological underpinnings of sex addiction

Written with clarity and compassion, this book integrates cutting-edge research, case studies, verbatim session records, and patient writings and art. Katehakis explicates neurophysiological, psychological, and cultural forces priming and maintaining SA, then details how her innovative treatment restores patients' interpersonal, sexual, and spiritual relationality.

Mirror of Intimacy

Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence

"What comprises hot, healthy sex?" Inside you'll find a year’s worth of daily reflections that explore and support the range of human sexualities as a divine gift and a human right. Referencing a rich array of approaches: attachment theory, mind/body nexus, neurobiology, 12-step principles, meditation techniques, Eastern and Western philosophy, and ancient world myths, these reflections are unfettered by cultural, social, or religious norms.

Sexual Reflections

A Workbook for Designing and Celebrating Your Sexual Health Plan

Uncover and embrace your unique, optimal sexuality. Carefully researched, designed, and clinically tested, this Workbook gives you a powerful new program to achieve your authentic sexual expression. Meant to be used with your therapist (complete with therapist instructions in the Appendix, this cutting-edge body/mind Workbook assists you in attaining personally satisfying and sustainable, healthy sexual experiences that fully align with your own ethical and erotic values.

Making Advances

A Comprehensive Guide for Treating Female Sex and Love Addicts

Making Advances is the first book to offer a targeted approach for effectively treating women who struggle with sex and love addiction. This long-overlooked population faces significant challenges, including a lack of trained therapists who understand their unique pain.

Erotic Intelligence

Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex After Recovery from Sex Addiction

Alex Katehakis introduces a successful program for sufferers and their loved ones that will help them hone their erotic intelligence by making sense of the past, creating healthy habits in the present, and looking toward a more intimate relationship that nurtures honesty and closeness. With Katehakis's help, sex addicts can get in touch with their healthy sexual side―and embrace true intimacy and acceptance in themselves and in their mates.



The Alex Katehakis Podcast



Alex Katehakis & Rob Santos, MFT discuss #MeToo, the cultural shift in male/female interaction, & what we can do to raise sexually conscious children.



September 18, 2022
Nas Debates

This debate on the topic, "Is It Okay to Have Sex Before Marriage?" is fast-paced and exciting!

June 27, 2022
Self-Helpless Podcast

In this episode find out the difference between sex and love addiction, what role trauma plays in compulsive sexual behavior, and practical tips for individuals and couples affected by sex and love addiction.

May 10, 2022
Ask Dr. Drew

Dr. Katehakis joins Dr. Drew live to discuss a 10-year study that revealed the components of "Great Sex" and how its findings can help relationships.

February 25, 2022
WellBeings Network

Dr. Katehakis and host, Nigel McFarland talk about sex and is geared to those who particularly struggle with intimacy issues with themselves or with others.

January 12, 2022
Sing for Science

Dr. Katehakis and Sia talk about songwriting, attachment theory, infant brain development, sex addiction and more.

November 19, 2021
Wild Entheology

An insightful and vivacious conversation about sex positivity and how it starts with the self before being lived in relationship with others.

October 22, 2021
The Art of Orgasm

Dr. Katehakis is part of a scintillating panel of professionals touching on some a variety of orgasm subjects, including energy orgasms, orgasms for pain, and sex magick.

October 20, 2021
New Day

Claire Bidwell Smith and Dr. Alexandra Katehakis have a candid conversation about what it means to have a great sex life!

August 31, 2021
Greece is the Word

Dr. Katehakis had so much fun in this interview delving into her Greek heritage, how she entered in to her profession, and sharing how proud she is to be named after her intelligent, fierce grandmother.

June 29, 2021
Recovery...The Hero's Journey

In this interview Dr. Katehakis goes into depth on sex addiction describing what it is, where it typically originates from, the difference between sex and love addiction, and more!

March 8, 2021
Journals of a Love Addict

What is healthy sex? And intimate sex? And how about healthy sex in recovery? Jodi has so many questions for Dr. Katehakis in this informative episode.

September 20, 2020
Your Kick-Ass Life Podcast

In this episode, Andrea and Dr. Katehakis discuss what love addiction is, the root cause, and what the steps to healing look like.

August 17, 2020

When it comes to sex, how smart are you? Do you know what it takes to create a good sex life? Dr. Katehakis shares concrete and practical information that can help people improve your sex life.

August 17, 2020

Dr. Katehakis is featured in this episode and gives listeners advice on their sex life and relationships questions!

June 11, 2020
Jakarta Post

Dr. Katehakis contributes to this article focusing on love addiction and emotional sobriety.

April 8, 2020
Monica & Jess Love Boys

Monica and Jess chat with Dr. Alex Katehakis where she talks about the tenants of unmanageability and addiction.

February 12, 2020
Girl Boner

Dr. Katehakis joins August to explore the ABCs of consent, boundary-setting for stronger intimacy, what to do when betrayal feels like assault, and more!

July 18, 2019

Betrayal Recovery Radio

Carol and Alex discuss how partners of sex addicts translate sexual deception as sexual assault.

June 20, 2019

Dax and Alex talk about the intricacies of sex and sexual issues people face today.

Dr. Drew Midday Live

Dr. Drew & Alexandra Katehakis discuss if/how porn is making young men impotent.

February 28, 2019

Dr. Drew Midday Live

Dr. Drew talks about "secret lives" with Alexandra Katehakis.

February 25, 2019

Obsessions Podcast

Episode 2: Alexandra Katehakis helps us better understand “attachment” styles. 

February 15, 2019

SCA Convention - 30th Anniversary

Keynote Speaker: Alexandra Katehakis.

February 14, 2019

Jillian and John Morning Show

              Alex Katehakis on Morning Drive.

February 11, 2019

Dr. Drew Midday Live

"Sex in the news" featuring Alexandra Katehakis.

December 7, 2018

MEL Magazine

THE UNRELIABLE PSYCHOLOGY OF THE SPANK BANK // Just how accurate are those jerk off memories you keep going back to?

August 14, 2018

Reader's Digest

What Doctors Wish You Knew About Sex Addiction.

August 7, 2018

Sexology Podcast with Dr. Moali

Healthy Sex in Recovery with Alexandra Kathehakis, Ph.D.

July 23, 2018


Is Sex Addiction a Real Disorder? Majority of Americans Believe It Is.

July 10, 2018

What is Sex Addiction?

July 2, 2018


What is Demisexuality?

June 19, 2018


We'll All Be Watching Porn When the World Ends

June 11, 2018

Healing Paths Podcast

Episode 85: Healthy, Fun, Connecting Sex in Recovery with Alex Katehakis

April 19, 2018

FLARE Magazine

The reality of sex addiction is much different than you think

February 6, 2018

Conversation with Alanis Morissette

In this episode, Alanis talks with Dr. Alexandra Katehakis about sex addiction.

December 19, 2017

Mental Health News Radio

What Do We Do Now? A Sea Change in Sexual Harassment: Dr. Alexandra Katehakis

December 12, 2017

Dr. Drew Midday Live

"Sex in the news" featuring Alexandra Katehakis.

December 5, 2017


When A Man You Love Is A Sexual Predator

November 11, 2017

How Taking a Break in Your Relationship Can Actually Make It Stronger

November 16, 2017

The Washington Post

Why do men force women to watch them masturbate? Two therapists explain

November 14, 2017

The Hollywood Reporter

Why Do So Many Hollywood Men Self-Pleasure for a Captive Audience?

November 14, 2017

Relationship Alive! Podcast

Sex, Love, and Dating: From Addiction to Health with Alex Katehakis.

November 13, 2017

LA Times

Why powerful men make women watch them masturbate

November 11, 2017

Rolling Stone

How 'eroticized rage' leads men to pleasure themselves in front of someone else without their consent

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