Dr. Tickner is a Marriage and Family Therapist (License 42576), clinical supervisor, consultant, trainer, and guest lecturer in Pasadena and Sacramento, California, who 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 healing as well as Hakomi Psychotherapy and the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT).
The human relationship is the most complex thing on Earth. Our brains have evolved over millions of years and contain billions of connections, possibilities, and potentials. Yet despite that complexity, like it or not, being human means we are fear-based. We tend to expect the worst, be self-centered and act from our survival instincts. Put all of this together and it is no wonder most relationships struggle from time to time.8 July 2021