The Meadows Wickenburg Announces Alexandra Katehakis as New Senior Fellow

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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 the Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles, Calif.

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“We are thrilled to welcome Alexandra Katehakis to The Meadows as a Senior Fellow,” said Jim Dredge, The Meadows CEO.

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 the Center 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). Ms. Katehakis is author of “Erotic Intelligence: Igniting Hot Healthy Sex After Recovery From Sex Addiction,” 2010 and contributing author to Making Advances: A Comprehensive Guide for Treating Female Sex and Love Addicts, in M. Feree (Ed.), 2012. She has published in the Journal of Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity and other professional journals such as the Psychotherapy Networker.

Katehakis is currently writing a book for the prestigious W.W. Norton Interpersonal Neurobiology Series edited by Allan Schore and Daniel Siegel 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.

The Meadows is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. To learn more about The Meadows’ work with trauma and addiction contact an intake coordinator at (866) 856-1279 or visit http://www.themeadows.com.

For over 35 years, The Meadows has been a leading trauma and addiction treatment center. In that time, they have helped more than 20,000 patients in one of their three inpatient centers and 25,000 attendees in national workshops. The Meadows world-class team of Senior Fellows, Psychiatrists, Therapists and Counselors treat the symptoms of addiction and the underlying issues that cause lifelong patterns of self-destructive behavior. The Meadows, with 24 hour nursing and on-site physicians and psychiatrists, is a Level 1 psychiatric hospital that is accredited by the Joint Commission.

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