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4 Reasons to Consider Making a Psychotherapy Appointment

Making that first psychotherapy appointment is never easy. Most people worry about therapy not being able to help them! Psychotherapy is meant to help aid someone who may be suffering from issues related to mental health, interpersonal communication, and making positive life changes. Another struggle people have when making an appointment is knowing if it is the right time to make the appointment. Constance Scharff Ph.D., a contributor writer for Psychology Today, says there are 4 main reasons to consider setting up a Psychotherapy appointment. 

  1. Heal Past Trauma
  2. Develop Empathy 
  3. Resolve Ongoing Issues 
  4. Low Risk Intervention 

Click here to learn more about why it may be time to make a therapy appointment. 


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.