Meet Our Team
We have a wide range of practitioners each with their own unique style and approach.
Who We Are...
Dr. chris tickner, MFT
(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)
(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. Lane can be reached at (626) 995-1875.
(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 ext. 4.
(He/Him) Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Noah is an associate Marriage and Family Therapist based in Pasadena, California. He holds a Master’s degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute, a program deeply rooted in Jungian Depth Psychology. In addition to traditional psychodynamic talk therapy, Noah incorporates somatic and mindfulness-based practices, and invites imagination, creativity, art-making, and Dream Work to be part of the therapeutic process. He has supplementary training in somatic psychotherapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, and Sandplay therapy.
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 ext. 3.