Aaron Alan, MA, LMFT, began working in addiction recovery in 2003; he has been treating problems with sex & relationships and sexual compulsivity since 2005, with his clinical work focusing on issues related to sex, sexuality, trauma, working with couples and compulsive attachment. He works from a sex-positive, non-shaming perspective to help guide clients away from destructive patterns and towards greater health, intimacy and self-potential.
He is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) and an EMDR trained trauma clinician. He has done extensive work developing and facilitating intensive outpatient programs and currently moderates/supervises two men’s sexual compulsivity groups. Additionally, Aaron has received extensive training in the sexual compulsivity, OCSB (out of control sexual behaviors), treating partners of people suffering from OCSB and has vast knowledge and application of the sexual compulsivity/OCSB treatment model.
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 professional conferences and universities, 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 Lesbian and Gay Psychotherapy Association (LAGPA), American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
Aaron can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.