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My mission

is to provide a safe non-judgmental environment where you will feel safe, supported and gently encouraged to share your strengths as well as explore and learn better ways to cope with your struggles.

Chris Massman licensed marriage and family therapist.PNG

I became interested in psychotherapy at a very early age. I remember looking forward to my families weekly visits to the therapist’s office to be the one time, during the week, my family would open up and communicate about various issues that were going on in our home however, lacked the skills to communicate. The therapist provided a warm, safe environment where I was encouraged to open up and express what was on my mind. I believe it was at this stage of development where my dreams to one day become a therapist developed.

I graduated from Phillips Graduate Institute with a Master of Arts in Psychology in 2012. I am currently working with adolescents, individuals, couples, and families. I have gained experience with these populations during my two year internship at Phillips Graduate Institute Counseling Center.

My specialization lies in the field of addiction. I received my CDS, Chemical Dependency Specialty in May 2014. I have life and personal family experiences that I have chosen to use as a benefit, to pass on my strength and knowledge to you. I am familiar with various Twelve Step Support Groups. I currently see clients struggling with issues of addiction, gambling, alcoholism, co-dependency, and adult children of alcoholics and addicts.

During my extensive training program I became educated on many psychological theories. I believe therapy is an art and I often refer to myself as a wounded healer. Although I pull from various theories the theory I prefer to work with is Cognitive Behavioral Theory. I believe it is not what you might be saying or thinking of doing however, what you are doing, which makes positive changes most importantly in you, as well as in your relationships and goals.

Agoura Hills Location

No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.
— Theodore Roosevelt