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14 Common Misconceptions About People Who Go to Therapy

For some reason when people mention that they are seeing a therapist, people tend to be critical about it. They tend to have certain judgments towards people who are attending therapy. There are many misconceptions about people who go to therapy and Sahaj Kohli, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post has listed 14 of them:

  1. We're weak
  2. We're crazy
  3. We're wasting our money
  4. We're rich
  5. We don't have a healthy network of loved ones
  6. We talk about you
  7. There was a very clear, definitive breakdown or experience leading us to therapy
  8. We're in a bad place
  9. There's a set time frame for being in therapy
  10. We can't let go of things
  11. You should feel sad for us or scared for us
  12. We're on medication
  13. Our therapists tells us what to do and what to think
  14. Our therapist can help you/your friend

To learn why these are misconceptions of people who attend therapy, click here


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.