Aaron Alan, LMFT, CSAT-S, began working in addiction recovery in 2003; he has been treating sexual compulsivity since 2005. Mr. Alan’s clinical work focuses on treating sex, sexuality, working with couples and compulsive attachment. He works from a non-shaming perspective to help guide clients away from destructive patterns and towards greater health, intimacy and self-potential.
He is a licensed therapist (LMFT), Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor (CSAT-S), and an EMDR trained trauma clinician. He has done extensive work developing and facilitating intensive outpatient programs and currently moderates/supervises three men’s sexual compulsivity groups. Additionally, Aaron has received training on the Multidimensional Partner Trauma Model (MPTM) with the Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Addiction Specialists (APSATS).
Since 2003, Aaron has worked extensively in addiction recovery and has trained at the Thalians Mental Health Center at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles, the Jeffrey Goodman Clinic in Hollywood (LA Gay & Lesbian Center) and he has treated serious and persistent mental illness at the Alcott Center for Mental Health.
Aaron has lectured at the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), Pepperdine University and has taught Continuing Education Unit courses for licensed mental health professionals. He is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT), the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH), the Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association (LAGPA), American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), Professional Association for Sexual Addiction Treatment (PASAT), and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).