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7 Ways to Approach Therapy Like a New Relationship

Deciding to go to therapy is not an easy decision for some people to make. For some reason there is this negative connotation about someone who says they are going to therapy, have been to therapy, or they are thinking of going to therapy. Sahaj Kohli, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, says there are 7 ways to approach therapy. 

  1. You have to choose it 
  2. Determine, for yourself, what kind of relationship you want and need
  3. Set your expectations
  4. Be willing to be vulnerable 
  5. You have to work at it 
  6. Don't compare relationships
  7. Don't be scared to walk away 

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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.