Meet Our Team
We have a wide range of practitioners each with their own unique style and approach.
Who We Are...
Dr. chris tickner
(He/Him/His) Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Dr. Tickner is a Marriage and Family Therapist (License 42576), clinical supervisor, consultant, trainer, and guest lecturer in Pasadena and Sacramento, California. He 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.
Andrea-Marie Stark (She/Her/Hers)
Andrea-Marie Stark has studied Hakomi and Trauma Therapy and is completing a doctoral degree in Depth Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. Her pathway resonates with Pacifica’s motto, animae mundi colendae gratia, for the sake of tending the soul of the world. Andrea-Marie engages in depth based interventions such as dream work, art and archetypal journeys. Her healing philosophy embraces eco-therapy, eco-spirituality, addresses intergenerational trauma, racial and ethnic equality, non-colonial attitudes, and indigenous wisdom traditions. She has been honored to study healing practices with indigenous healers of the Americas and of the Tibetan Bon Buddhist tradition. Andrea-Marie is a member of The American Tarot Association, and a Professional Member of the ICRT Reiki Membership Association, she is certified in Radiant Heart Meditation and had a private mentorship with the Los Angeles School for Spiritual Arts. She has studied tarot with international scholars Mary Greer and Rachel Pollack and is a Holy Fire and Shakti Reiki Master. She is a founding member of the Dragonfly tribe, a collective of healers based in North America.
Andrea-Marie works with spirit and soul, her approach is non-denominational and honoring of your personal life choices.
Your one wild and precious life (as poet Mary Oliver wrote) is the pathway for your soul. Andrea-Marie will help you navigate the peaks and vales of the deepening journey.
(She/Her) Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (124236)
Life is too short to spend it feeling angry, hurt, or just plain stuck. Lane is honored to be able to join her clients on their journey towards living the life they deserve. She understands that the alliance between therapist and client is a vital part of the process, and aims to join each client where they are in their journey. By collaborating with her clients, she is able to tailor therapy to their unique, individual needs and goals. Using a variety of approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Gottman Method, and Strengths Based therapies, along with mindfulness practices and body work, Lane will help you in your self exploration and guide you toward a more fulfilling life.
Lane holds both a Master’s Degree in Psychology from CSULA, as well as a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Touro University. Her research on multi-racial couples has been published in the Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. Lane completed her clinical training with a non-profit agency as a school counselor, and is experienced in working with children and their families. She is also a Certified Level I Gottman Method Couples Therapist. Lane has worked with clients from a variety of socio-economic, cultural, and racial backgrounds, as well as clients from various sexual orientations and identities. She is LGBTQ+ affirming, and continues to learn and grow in order to be a better therapist and person. Lane provides an empathetic, supportive, safe space for clients to explore their inner world, while helping them recognize their strengths and develop new coping strategies for the future.
(She/Her) Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (130527)
Kim offers clients a space to slow down and simply breathe. Through a naturally grounding and empathic presence, a strong relationship with each of her clients, and a holistic and mindfulness-centered approach, she helps both individuals and couples feel safe and supported enough to relax their grip and explore what’s really getting in the way of the deep wellbeing, relationships, and lives they long for and deserve.
Both building upon neuroscience’s growing understanding of the connection between mind and body and as a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), Kim takes a highly integrative approach to the therapeutic process and incorporates evidence-based mindfulness, somatic, and cognitive-behavioral practices into her work, in addition to creative and imaginative techniques that help clients access parts of themselves buried deep beneath the surface. Kim holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, has additional education in Mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Gestalt.
If you found your way here, the idea of therapy might still be feeling a little scary or unknown. But something brought you right here, right now. So whenever you’re ready, Kim is interested in getting to know whatever that something is within you a little bit more. Let this be your call.
(She/Her) 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 and Sexual Trauma, she works from a Psychodynamic approach synthesized with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy while incorporating humor, play, and other 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.
Sandi is the co-chair of the Somatic Special interest Group of the Los Angeles Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as a member of the state organization. She is also a member of the Glendale Area Mental Health Professionals Association, the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA), The American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA), The International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD), and the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy.
You can connect with Sandi by calling (626) 995-1875.
(He/Him) Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Thank you for visiting. It means a lot that you’re here. It suggests you’re sensing something in your life isn’t the way you’d like it to be, and that you’ve decided it’s time for change. Sometimes getting going can be the hardest part. You’ve already taken an important first step.
If we want things to be different, we can start by doing things differently. Noah is committed to helping you discover new perspectives, new possibilities, and new ways of relating to yourself and others. He strives to create a collaborative space of safety and trust where you feel seen, heard, supported, and understood.
You can connect with Noah by calling (626) 995-1875.
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (114326)
John will help you navigate the challenges you face, whatever they may be, on the path to
living more fully the life you want. With non-judgmental and compassionate curiosity, he will be a companion in the exploration of where you are now, how you got there, and where you would like to be in the future. You will experience relief from suffering, gain clarity and self-awareness, more fulfilling relationships, and a life fueled by the things you value most.
With a master’s in clinical psychology from Antioch University, John went on to complete his clinical training at the renowned Maple Counseling Center. He has worked in grief support at Our House Grief Support Center and is trained in the Trauma Resiliency Model. John works with individuals (ages 16 and up) and couples using an integrative approach tailored to each person’s needs. He has helped individuals from a variety of different cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and gender identities providing an open, affirmative space for all. You can reach out to John by calling (626) 995-1875.