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What Are the Benefits of Couples Counseling Before Marriage?

When most people hear the words "couples counseling," most would think that it is only for those who are in a relationship that has a lot of problems. However, couples counseling can be extremely helpful to any relationship, especially before getting married. According to psychologist, Seth Myers, premarital counseling can help sustain good communication and help prevent destructive relationship patterns. Sharon H. Bolling, a contributor writer for says, "couples often complete an assessment that highlights strengths and weaknesses, explore goals and differences and participate in relationship skill training." Couples counseling can help strengthen a relationship even more before heading into marriage.

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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.