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Chris Tickner, MFT

Relationship & Couples Counseling
Pasadena California 91101

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About Dr. Chris Tickner

The Human Relationship is the Most Complex Thing on Earth!

And so it deserves and requires regular maintenance. Good relationships don’t just happen, they take work. Couples Therapy (Marriage Counseling) is designed to do just that. Using cutting-edge treatment based on attachment and bonding theory, neuroscience, and somatic psychology, we can help you get back to the business of loving! 

What happens in couples therapy/marriage counseling?

Unlike other forms of psychotherapy, marriage counseling (couples therapy) tends to work very quickly. Having you and your partner working together at the same time is very powerful. As a result, the length of treatment tends to be shorter. 

The first couples therapy session can be up to three hours long, and is spent gathering information about your relationship and childhoods, and setting goals for our work together. Subsequent sessions are usually two hours in length, and can occur weekly or every other week. 

What is your approach to couples therapy?

I have received advanced training in Hakomi Psychotherapy, Relational Somatic Psychotherapy, and the Psycho-Biological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT). Put together, these approaches form a powerful and unique approach to working with relationships. Couples therapy is dynamic, experiential and powerful.

What about surviving infidelity?

Surviving infidelity (affair recovery) is possible. It takes work, courage and dedication. You can get through it, I see it all the time. It’s not just about forgiving though. Both partners have work to do. You will come to understand what happened and why, and how to prevent it from ever happening again. This is all part of rebuilding trust. 

Through the powerful approach to couples therapy I offer, you can heal the wounds of betrayal and get back to the business of feeling safe, connected and loved. 

What Kinds of Couples do You Work With?

All kinds! Whether you’re just friends, dating, needing some premarital counseling, or been together for 30 years. If you’re gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgendered, queer, intersexual, or asexual. A relationship is a relationship, pure and simple. It really doesn’t matter who you are or how you describe the nature of your connection. You are human. 

Schedule your free consultation by using the green Send Message button above or by clicking on my website link below. 

    Contact Information

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  • Business/ Practice Name
  • Dr. Chris Tickner, MFT
  • Street Address
  • 491 S. Marengo Ave.
  • City
  • Pasadena
  • State
  • California
  • Zip Code
  • 91101
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    License Certification

  • What type of license/certification do you hold?
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • License Number
  • 42576
  • License State
  • CA
  • Education

  • Graduate School/University
  • Santa Barbara Graduate Institute
  • Highest Degree Earned
  • PhD
  • Graduation Year
  • 2014
  • Gender
  • Male
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