Chris Tickner, PhD, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena
"At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want." -Lao Tzu I'm a licensed psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, working in the Pasadena area, and have been helping clients overcome obstacles to living the life they want for over 12 years. I combine somatic psychology, mindfulness and spiritual practices, the latest research on the body/mind connection, neuroscience, along with good old compassion and humor to form a powerful therapy that is transformative and holistic.
While the somatic approach to psychology is suitable for a long list of situations, I have extensive experience and interest in relational issues, recovery from psychological trauma, survivors of sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, stress, and spirituality/transformation issues.
The most important aspect to any good therapy is the quality of the relationship between therapist and client. For that relationship to thrive, the therapist must be willing to be human. I believe that while I am an expert on various ways of healing, you are the expert on you!
Call or Email Chris Tickner for a free phone consultation now - (818) 492-9270

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 19 Years
  • School: Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Year Graduated: 2014
  • License No. and State: MFC42576 California

Finances

  • Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Any PPO
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Chicago School of Professional Psychology/PhD Somatic Psychology
  • Year graduated: 2014
  • Degree: Naropa University/MA Somatic Psychology
  • Year graduated: 2001

Chris Tickner's Groups

Men and Shame

An ongoing process/support group for men who are working through issues related to shame, anger and grief.

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Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Anxiety

Issues

  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men with Sexual Abuse Histories
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Sexuality

  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age

  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Categories

  • Bisexual Clients
  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Holistic
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Somatic
  • Strength Based
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused

Modality

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2017
Chris Tickner, PhD, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena

Chris Tickner

Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MFT