Happy Monday! In this episode of the Rayanne K. Irving Podcast, we sit down with Dr. Alex Katehakis to discuss the effects of shame and disassociation, how the division of intimacy and sex hurts both men and women, as well as ways to restore sexuality after trauma.
Dr. Alex Katehakis answers all my questions with honesty, empathy and directness. We can’t thank her enough for taking time out of her day to help us dip our toes into the nature of sexuality.
Stick around to the very end as Dr. Alex Katehakis also provides us with some excellent actionable steps.
Alexandra Katehakis, Ph.D., L.M.F.T. is Founder and Clinical Director of the Center for Healthy Sex in Los Angeles, faculty for the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals, the recipient of the 2018 IITAP Leadership, and 2012 Carnes Award. She is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist/Supervisor and AASECT Certified Sex Therapist/Supervisor. Dr. Katehakis’s most recent books include Sexual Reflections: A Workbook for Designing and Celebrating Your Sexual Health Plan (2018) and Sex Addiction As Affect Dysregulation: A Neurobiologically Informed Holistic Treatment (2016). For more information, or to connect with Dr. Alex Katehakis please click on the link and check out her books, podcast and website! https://www.alexkatehakis.com and or
Produced by Andrew Gavin
Music by Fellow Hollow
Cover Art by German Cabrera