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Addiction Counseling: Why it is Beneficial

Counseling helps people talk through their feelings so they can begin to deal with all the underlying problems that have been building up over the years. 

That is why addiction counseling is so imperative during, and even after, the recovery process. One reason that counseling is so beneficial for people who are recovering from an addiction is because it teaches them how to handle their problems on their own. Counseling teaches them that they have the strength to deal with hard times without relying on a drug. 

There are a couple different types of counseling that are found beneficial for people who are recovering from addiction. Individual counseling is tailored around the needs of the client. The other type of counseling is group counseling. An article on webmd.com informs that group counseling is found to be more beneficial than individual counseling because you have the support of a group.

Click here to read the full article at webmd.com, and to learn more about the benefits of addiction counseling.


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.