Meet Our Team

We have a wide range of practitioners each with their own unique style and approach.

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, 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.

Sandi Bohle, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Sandi Bohle

(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. Learn more here. ​Sandi can be reached at ​424.341.1977 or

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.

John sloan

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. Contact John to schedule a free 20-minute phone consultation., 818-579-2989.

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Andrea-Marie Stark (She/Her/Hers)

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. Andrea-Marie has two websites, one for her counseling practice and the other for her Soulful Journey practice. Andrea-Marie can be reached at 818-568-6983,


Charles Zeng, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

charles zeng
(He/They) Reg. Associate Clinical Counselor (7379)

Charles Zeng specializes in depth psychology and affirmative psychotherapy. While working in non-profit community mental health, Charles experienced a diverse population of adults, adolescents, couples, and facilitated process groups around issues of vulnerability and self-acceptance. With a non-judgmental approach, Charles wants to stay curious and get 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, and Charles is here to help tame that shame, and work together to uncover your 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 his website. Charles can be reached at (323) 208-9890 and by email

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