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About Andrea-Marie

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. Andrea-Marie engages in the search for your inner wisdom through depth psychology based interventions such as dream work, personal myth, art and archetypal journeys. Mindful awareness,  somatic, energetic and shamanic work are among her offerings and her healing philosophy embraces eco-therapy, eco-spirituality, addresses intergenerational trauma, racial and ethnic equality, non-colonial attitudes, and indigenous wisdom traditions. She has been honored to study healing practices with indigenous healers of the Americas and of the Tibetan Bon Buddhist tradition. Andrea-Marie is a member of The American Tarot Association, and a Professional Member of the ICRT Reiki Membership Association, she is certified in Radiant Heart Meditation and sits on the RH board, she had a private mentorship with the Los Angeles School for Spiritual Arts. She has studied tarot with international scholars Mary Greer and Rachel Pollack and is a Holy Fire and Shakti Reiki Master. She is a founding member of the Dragonfly tribe, a collective of shamanic healers based in North America.

Andrea-Marie works with spirit and soul, her approach is non-denominational and honoring of your personal life choices. 

Your one wild and precious life (as poet Mary Oliver wrote) is the pathway for your soul. Andrea-Marie will help you navigate the peaks and vales of the deepening journey. 

Andrea-Marie owns California Integrative Therapy, along with her partner Dr. Chris Tickner, and Maisy the therapy dog. Together they serve the Los Angeles/Pasadena and Sacramento areas. Overseas and long distance clients are scheduled via telehealth and telephonic service. 

A Space of Radical Hospitality

What is radical hospitality? Invested in offering a place of safety, Andrea-Marie embraces a philosophy for therapy which is inclusive and inviting of curious and courageous introspection. The healing space offered in this practice is inclusive of somatic work and the wisdom of feminine intuition, all within a safe and mindful container.

Ron Kurtz (1990), concerning Hakomi somatic psychotherapy asserts that using mindful awareness “in therapy is the highest skill” as it invites deeper self-awareness. Hakomi creates a stunningly safe and connective container allowing a graceful unfolding of core material, life issues.

Marion Woodman reminds us that the feminine principle attempts to relate. Instead of breaking things off into parts, it says, where are we alike? This approach diminishes potential power distances and replaces them with open, nurturing, and non-judgmental spaces for the unfolding of shadow work and the continuity of individuation.

With intuition, a therapist tracks on a subtle level, listening to the spaces un-trackable through ordinary senses and trusting the salience of the information arising from non-ordinary sources.  Armed with information from non-ordinary sources we may provide a profound sense of belonging and disassemble destructive patterns of thought and feeling while infusing the therapeutic space with a missing experience of regard and connectivity.

 

 

Andrea-Marie Stark PhdC
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Maisy the Therapy Dog

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