Meet Our Team

At California Integrative Therapy, we have a wide range of practitioners, each with their own unique style and approach.

Who We Are...

At California Integrative Therapy, we’re proud of our talented practitioners. Once you have decided which therapist you want to work with, go to our scheduling page so we can help you set up an initial free consultation with one or more of them.

Meet Our Founders

Currently Accepting New Patients

Dr. Chris Tickner, MFT

(He/Him/His)

Clinical Director and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Dr. Tickner has over 25 years of experience, is a Certified Relational Somatic Psychotherapist, a Level Two PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) therapist, and has advanced training in various forms of trauma therapy as well as Hakomi Psychotherapy.

Currently taking new individuals and couples

Andrea-Marie Stark, PhDc

(She/Her/Hers)

Integrative Counselor

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.

Currently Accepting New Patients

Dr. Chris Tickner, MFT

(He/Him/His)

Clinical Director and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Currently taking new individuals and couples

Andrea-Marie Stark, PhDc

(She/Her/Hers)

Integrative Counselor

Our Team

Currently taking new individuals and teens

Scott Whelan

(He/Him/His)

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Scott Whelan is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Board-Certified Music Therapist in Pasadena, CA. Scott takes a strengths-based, collaborative and trauma informed approach to support deep healing and authenticity.

Currently taking adults, couples & teens

Brianna Johnson

She/Her/Hers

Associate Clinical Social Worker

Brianna is a relationally based therapist specialized in anxiety and trauma work. She is trained and certified in level I Brainspotting for trauma alongside having special certification in working with anxiety. Using Somatic and mindful approaches, she works with all age groups and couples, is LGBTQ+ affirming, and believes in deep healing for all she works alongside.

Currently accepting Adults, Couples, & Teens

Kalisha Boykin

She/Her/Hers

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Kalisha is a therapist whose practice is grounded in narrative therapy and influenced by mindfulness, and somatic approaches. She specializes in trauma-informed therapy, holding training and certification in EMDR, a treatment designed to help alleviate anxiety, depression, and PTSD symptoms.

Currently taking individuals, couples, children & teens

Bethany Miertschin

She/Her/Hers

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Bethany Miertschin is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at California Integrative Therapy. She is currently taking individuals, couples, children & teens.

Currently taking individuals, couples, & teens

Jared McCarthy

He/His/Him

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Jared’s work primarily involves individuals and couples who have experienced trauma. His clients are thoughtful, creative, insightful, dedicated, and open to sessions that can be simultaneously humorous and honest.

Currently taking new individuals and teens

Scott Whelan

(He/Him/His)

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Currently taking adults, couples & teens

Brianna Johnson

She/Her/Hers

Associate Clinical Social Worker

Currently accepting Adults, Couples, & Teens

Kalisha Boykin

She/Her/Hers

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

Currently taking individuals, couples, children & teens

Bethany Miertschin

She/Her/Hers

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Currently taking individuals, couples, & teens

Jared McCarthy

He/His/Him

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

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