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4 Common Myths About Going to Therapy

Therapy is an extremely helpful way to learn how to deal with mental illnesses, or mental disorders. Mental health issues are finally starting to get more and more awareness.  However, society has room to advance in reducing the stereotype attached with mental health issues. When it comes to mental illness, and various ways to cope with illness such as therapy, there is often a negative stigma. Jennifer Rollin, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, says there are 4 common myths about going to therapy. 

  1. In order to seek therapy you must have "serious issues." 
  2. Going to therapy means spending a lot of time talking about childhood. 
  3. Seeing a therapist is like having a paid friend
  4. Therapy will go on forever

Click here to learn why these are myths about going to therapy. 


Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.