Dr. Tickner is the founder of the Neuro-Relational Psychotherapy Institute and co-founder of Tree of Life Healing. A Marriage and Family Therapist in California (License 42576), clinical supervisor, consultant, trainer, and guest lecturer, he 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).
Chris is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Glendale Area Mental Health Professionals Association and the United States Association for Body Psychotherapy.