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10 Tips to Make Therapy Work for You

Therapy is a popular way for people to overcome some issues they may be having within their lives. There is research that shows how helpful therapy can be for some people. However it may be more helpful to some than others. Dr. Gary Trosclair,  a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, has 10 tips that can help therapy work for you. 

  1. Take off the mask and show your many faces
  2. Have your feelings without your feelings having you
  3. Look deeply within for the sources of change
  4. Forge an authentic connection with your therapist
  5. Observe yourself honestly without attacking yourself
  6. Differentiate when to take responsibility and when not to
  7. Identify the recurring themes and fundamental beliefs that guide your life
  8. Build a better narrative and choose your beliefs consciously 
  9. Continue your psychological work outside of sessions
  10. Use the challenges of your life as opportunities for growth

To learn more about how to make therapy work for you, 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.