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

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Meet Dr. Chris Tickner, MFT

Clinical Director and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Dr. Tickner, Co-Founder and Clinical Director at California Integrative Therapy, is a Marriage and Family Therapist (License 42576), seasoned couples therapist, clinical supervisor, consultant, trainer, and guest lecturer in Pasadena, California. Dr. Tickner is now exclusively providing couples therapy in Pasadena. He also provides group therapy in Pasadena. 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, 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.

Dr. Tickner is currently not accepting new patients.


  • Masters (Naropa University) in Somatic Psychology
  • Doctoral (Santa Barbara Graduate Institute) degrees in Somatic Psychology
  • Certified Relational Somatic Psychotherapist
  • Level Two PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy) Therapist

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Member of the Glendale Area Mental Health Professionals Association
  • Member of the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy


  • Somatic Psychology
  • PACT – Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy
  • Hakomi Psychotherapy
  • Communication Issues, Lack of Intimacy, Conflict Issues, Betrayal and Infidelity, Impact of Trauma on Relationships

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With roots in somatic therapy, mindfulness, and Buddhism, Chris believes that genuine caring, respect and empathy are powerful tools that allow his clients to unfold gracefully into the resilient and healthy people they were meant to be.


Couples Therapy
50-minute Session
Individual Therapy
50-minute Session

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