The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Ariz., recently announced Alexandra Katehakis, MFT, CSAT-S, CST-S, as a new Meadows Senior Fellow. Katehakis is the Founder and Clinical Director of theCenter for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles, Calif.
Katehakis is an expert in the treatment of sexual addiction and other sexual disorders and has incorporated interpersonal neurobiology into her Psychobiological Approach to Sex Addiction Treatment (PASAT). She has authored work in professional journals, and is also the author of a few books, including one she is currently writing titled, Sex Addiction As Affect Dysregulation: A Holistic Healing Model (2014). Recently, Katehakis is the 2012 recipient of the Carnes Award, a distinguished acknowledgement for her significant contributions to the field of sex addiction.
“We are thrilled to welcome Alexandra Katehakis to The Meadows as a Senior Fellow,” said Jim Dredge, The Meadows CEO. “As we see an increased prevalence of sexual dysfunction and sexually addictive behaviors in the individuals seeking help at The Meadows, Alex’s wealth of knowledge and experience in this field will undoubtedly be a benefit to our patients.”
Additional Meadows’ Senior Fellows include: Pia Mellody, John Bradshaw, Peter Levine, Bessel van der Kolk, Jerry Boriskin, Shelley Uram, and Claudia Black. Each Meadows Senior Fellow is involved in world-wide practice and research in their area of expertise - lecturing patients on clinical works, publishing works in numerous professional publications, and providing their teachings and expertise to the patients and therapeutic staff at The Meadows.