We know that life can be hard, and change can seem impossible.

We also know that everyone can heal and grow. Sometimes, we just need a little help.

You Are Not Alone

We all struggle. The degree to which we struggle is all about what happened to us in the past. It’s not your fault. But you can do something about it. I know it can feel impossible and hopeless. 

For the past 25 years, I’ve been helping people live the life they were meant to live and have the relationships they want to have. Everyday I work with people just like you to overcome the powerful and unnecessary grip of the past. 

Change is possible. You just have to reach out. Sometimes that is the hardest part.

Who We Are

Dr. Tickner is a Marriage and Family Therapist (License 42576), clinical supervisor, consultant, trainer, and guest lecturer in Pasadena and Sacramento, California, who works with individuals, couples and groups. Dr. Tickner holds both Masters (Naropa University) and Doctoral (Santa Barbara Graduate Institute) degrees in Somatic Psychology. He has over 25 years of experience, is a Certified Relational Somatic Psychotherapist and has advanced training in various forms of trauma therapy as well as Hakomi Psychotherapy and the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT).   

Chris is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Glendale Area Mental Health Professionals Association and the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy.

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Dr. Chris Tickner, MFT

Our Team

Sandi Bohle, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Sandi Bohle

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist​

Personal change and growth come from creating an encouraging, supportive, safe, compassionate, and empathetic environment where an individual can discover oneself and grow. Specializing in complex trauma, she works from a Psychodynamic approach synthesized with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and EMDR while incorporating humor, play, and somatic modalities to help individuals address the various challenges that life and relationships often bring. Her goal is to work collaboratively with her clients to help them find healthier ways of being and heal mind, body, and soul. Learn more hereSandi can be reached at ​424.341.1977 or sandibohle@gmail.com.

Sara Kang, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Sara Kang

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Sara practices holistic psychotherapy. Sara’s holistic approach weaves together Western psychological theory with Eastern traditions of spirituality in order to promote balance and harmony in the lives of her clients. Sara guides clients during life transitions with compassion, mindfulness, and hope.  Specialties include women in transitional life phases, children and families, individuals dealing with trauma and PTSD, men experiencing intimacy/relational issues, new and expectant parents. Individuals of all ages, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, and sexual/gender identities are welcomed.  Sara can be reached at 626.221.9883 or sarajkang@gmail.com.

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Andrea-Marie Stark

Andrea-Marie Stark is an intuitive counselor, healer, shaman, and Reiki Master with advanced training in somatic therapy, Hakomi Therapy, and Depth Psychology. She uses intuition and energy healing techniques and studies forms of energy work, Hakomi Therapy, Dream Work, Chakras, Tarot, Reiki, Bach flower remedies, mindfulness, Mystic Shamanism, Animal Wisdom, The Sacred Feminine, and body/mind holism to help clients discover ways to alleviate suffering and create positive change. Please visit her website for more information. Andrea-Marie can be reached at 818-568-6983, Info@AndreaMarieStark.com


Charles Zeng, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Charles Zeng

Charles Zeng, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (#7379), specializes in depth psychology and affirmative psychotherapy. After working in non-profit community mental health, Charles has experience with a diverse population of adults, adolescents, couples, and has facilitated process groups with folks around issues of vulnerability and self-acceptance. With a non-judgmental approach, Charles wants to stay curious in getting to know his clients so that they can feel safe about asking for what they need. There is often so much shame around not knowing who we are, Charles is here to help tame that shame, and work together to uncover our deeper sense of self. Finding the right therapist can be a daunting experience. You have already taken a brave first step in being here and asking for what you need. Charles also provides therapy in Cantonese and Mandarin. For more information, please visit TamingShame.com. Charles can be reached at (323)208-9890 and TamingShame@gmail.com.   ​


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