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Couples Therapy: 5 Effective principles

According to Susan Krauss Whitbourne's article from Phsycology Today, Many couples begin therapy too late in their relationship. If one, or both partners in the relationship have already called quits, then you have waited to long. It is important to begin counceling earlier on in a relationship, rather than later. Here are some principals used in couples therapy:

  1. Change relationship views
  2. Changing behavior towards each other
  3. Helping to express private feelings

Click here to read the full article by Susan Krauss Whitbourne PH.D at Psychology today.com. 


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.