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Chris Tickner
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT

Chris Tickner

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT (he, him)

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
8 Endorsed
491 South Marengo Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101
Let's Connect (818) 492-9270
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We all want to feel better from time to time. We get stuck, sad, scared, alone. And right now during these uncertain times, many of us are struggling. Well, there is good news! The field of psychology, through research in neuroscience, has uncovered new powerful and effective ways that really work to build our resilience, improve our lives and relationships, and help us feel more connected and alive. I want to help you experience all of that. You just need to reach out, which is hard. I promise you though, if you take that step, you will feel better.
I have extensive training and experience in Somatic Psychology, a form of therapy that does much more than traditional talk therapy. We tap into the body's wisdom and potential for healing, in safe, fun, playful, and powerful ways.
Reaching out for help is a powerful and scary thing. A good therapist will help you feel safe, cared for, and hopeful very quickly. I encourage you to take the next step. Maybe select your top three therapists, make initial contact, get them on the phone or on video, and see who you feel comfortable with. Then go from there. Good luck on your adventure!
Call or Chris Tickner now for a free 15 minute consultation - (818) 492-9270

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

California Integrative Therapy

491 South Marengo Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91101

(818) 492-9270
Offering both in-person and telehealth sessions!
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues and Depression 
$250 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and groups  
Dr. Chris Tickner, MFT - The Life You Deserve - The Relationships You Want
Chris Tickner
Let's Connect (818) 492-9270
Photo of Chris Tickner, PhD, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

California Integrative Therapy

491 South Marengo Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91101

(818) 492-9270
Offering both in-person and telehealth sessions!
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, Relationship Issues and Depression 
$250 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and groups  
Dr. Chris Tickner, MFT - The Life You Deserve - The Relationships You Want
Chris Tickner

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $250
  • Couple Sessions $250
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • Any PPO
  • Out of Network
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We are considered an out of network provider on most insurance plans and will provide you will a "superbill" of what you pay us that you can then submit as a claim to your insurance provider for reimbursement depending on your plan.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (818) 492-9270
Photo of Chris Tickner, PhD, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Chris Tickner
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
"
We are considered an out of network provider on most insurance plans and will provide you will a "superbill" of what you pay us that you can then submit as a claim to your insurance provider for reimbursement depending on your plan.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (818) 492-9270
Photo of Chris Tickner, PhD, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Chris Tickner
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / MFC42576 Chris Tickner
  • In Practice for 28 Years
  • Certificate from Chicago School of Professional Psychology PhD Somatic Psychology / 2014
  • Certificate from Naropa University MA Somatic Psychology / 2001
  • Attended Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Santa Barbara Grad. Inst.), PhD Somatic Psychology, Graduated 2014
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Cert Relational Somatic Therapist, advanced training in somatic approaches to trauma, Hakomi and Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (818) 492-9270
Photo of Chris Tickner, PhD, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Chris Tickner
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
"
Cert Relational Somatic Therapist, advanced training in somatic approaches to trauma, Hakomi and Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (818) 492-9270
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Chris Tickner
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bisexual
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Couples Counseling
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men with Sexual Abuse Histories
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Thinking Disorders
  • Veterans
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I work a lot with couples and some individuals. Couples come to me for help reconnecting and rebuilding intimacy, recovering from betrayals like infidelity, working through potential deal breakers, blended family issues, conflict and frequent fighting, and more. Individuals come for recovery from trauma including childhood trauma, anxiety, depression.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (818) 492-9270
Photo of Chris Tickner, PhD, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Chris Tickner
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
"
I work a lot with couples and some individuals. Couples come to me for help reconnecting and rebuilding intimacy, recovering from betrayals like infidelity, working through potential deal breakers, blended family issues, conflict and frequent fighting, and more. Individuals come for recovery from trauma including childhood trauma, anxiety, depression.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (818) 492-9270
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Chris Tickner
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT

8 Endorsements

Natasha Morisawa
Natasha Morisawa
Marriage & Family TherapistMALMFT
Chris Tickner is a seasoned and effective Somatic therapist. Using therapeutic tools of attunement, reflection, and the right amount of humor, his capacity for holding deep compassion and care in his work is grounding and healing. I highly recommend Chris!
Marilyn J Meyer (Formerly Owen)
Marilyn J Meyer (Formerly Owen)
Marriage & Family TherapistMALMFT
Chris is one of my top referrals for the Pasadena area. We worked together for many years, so I had the opportunity to witness his ever deepening growth as a clinician.
Rikki Rothenberg
Rikki Rothenberg
Marriage & Family TherapistLMFT
Chris is one of the kindest people and his compassionate presence allows his clients a deep sense of feeling heard and seen. He use of somatic models is integrative and deep. I highly recommend Chris's unique integral approach.

Client Focus

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Queer Allied
Transgender Allied

Age

Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Body Positivity
Gay Allied
Lesbian Allied
Queer Allied
Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Holistic
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused
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I blend several modalities in my approach to therapy. Somatic psychology is a powerful holistic approach. Unlike traditional talk therapy, in somatic work, we work with the whole you. Mindfulness and somatic focused Hakomi Psychotherapy is another powerful tool I use. And for couples, I use the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT).
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (818) 492-9270
Photo of Chris Tickner, PhD, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Chris Tickner
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
"
I blend several modalities in my approach to therapy. Somatic psychology is a powerful holistic approach. Unlike traditional talk therapy, in somatic work, we work with the whole you. Mindfulness and somatic focused Hakomi Psychotherapy is another powerful tool I use. And for couples, I use the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT).
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (818) 492-9270
Photo of Chris Tickner, PhD, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Chris Tickner
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT

Groups

Location

Primary Location

California Integrative Therapy

491 South Marengo Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91101

(818) 492-9270
"
Offering both in-person and telehealth sessions!
Call for a free consultation now - (818) 492-9270
Photo of Chris Tickner, PhD, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Chris Tickner
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT
"
Offering both in-person and telehealth sessions!
Call for a free consultation now - (818) 492-9270
Photo of Chris Tickner, PhD, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist
Chris Tickner
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT