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How Art Contributes to Your Mental Health

Art is not only known to help with various mental health conditions, but according to Michael Friedman's article on huffingtonpost.com, art also helps with the psychological well being of people who don't have a mental disorder. Michael continues to explain the 5 elements that contribute to our psychological well being. The 5 elements are positive emotion, engagement, meaning, positive relationships, and accomplishments. Art not only contributes to these 5 elements, but it also helps you get in touch with your emotions, which can be difficult for many people to do on their own. 

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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.