Sex addiction rehab a thriving industry

Is sex addiction treatment big business OR is the problem growing so rapidly that treatment centers are needed? The Los Angeles Times ran an article on Monday, November 15 posing these questions and begain the article with the services the Center for Healthy Sex provides:

When she hung out her shingle as a sex addiction therapist in 1997, Alexandra Katehakis had only a handful of colleagues.

“There were five people in this field and we all knew each other,” she said.

These days, Katehakis, a licensed marriage and family therapist, has hundreds of competitors and has grown her Los Angeles solo practice into the Center for Healthy Sex, “a full-blown organization” with a team of counselors, an intensive outpatient program, a range of therapy groups, an expansive website and training for other therapists.

Celebrities have been the greatest evangelists for treatment. “My practice wouldn’t exist without them,” Katehakis said.

To read the entire article go to:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-et-sex-addiction-20101115,0,3778215.story

Psychotherapy Networker Magazine March/April issue

“Addicted to Sex” is a case study I had published last month in the Psychotherapy Networker Magazine.  Although this magazine directs its writings to professionals, lay persons can benefit by the rich and varied information in it.

“Addicted to sex” incorporates the traditional cognitive/behavioral model of sex addiction treatment with attachment theory, privileging the therapeutic relationship and incorporating the use of the body.

To read the article, go to http://www.psychotherapynetworker.org/magazine/currentissue/803-case-study

Let me know what you think by clicking the comment button below. Sex Addiction Los Angeles


The City of Brotherly Love, Erotic Intelligence, & Jane Valez-Mitchell

I just got home from Philadelphia where I presented two courses for the US Journal Conference on Behavioral Health & Addictive Disorders,  The first talk was on my upcoming book, “Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot, Healthy Sex After Recovery From Sex Addiction,” and the other entitled “Early Childhood Attachment Patterns Effects on the Neuropsychobiology of Sex Addicts” mirrors a recent article I had published in the Journal of Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity.

While there, I had the pleasure of meeting Jane Velez-Mitchell who talked about her new book, “iwant? My Journey from Addiction and Overconsumption to a Simpler, Honest Life.” Sex Addiction Los Angeles

If you haven’t read this book, I highly recommend you do!!

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_0_5?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=iwant+my+journey+from+addiction+and+overconsumption+to+a+simpler+honest+life&sprefix=iwant

Affective Neuroscience and Sex Addiction

For those of you more interested in an academic look at Sex Addiction as a problem of early childhood attachment patterns, you can order an article I wrote from the Journal of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity by going to the link below. Sex Addiction Los Angeles

http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~db=all~content=g908944473

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me I’m happy to answer them!