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4 Common Myths About Going to Therapy

Therapy is an extremely helpful way to learn how to deal with mental illnesses, or mental disorders. Mental health issues are finally starting to get more and more awareness.  However, society has room to advance in reducing the stereotype attached with mental health issues. When it comes to mental illness, and various ways to cope with illness such as therapy, there is often a negative stigma. Jennifer Rollin, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, says there are 4 common myths about going to therapy. 

  1. In order to seek therapy you must have "serious issues." 
  2. Going to therapy means spending a lot of time talking about childhood. 
  3. Seeing a therapist is like having a paid friend
  4. Therapy will go on forever

Click here to learn why these are myths about going to therapy. 

Chris Massman is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Agoura Hills, CA. She graduated Phillips Graduate Institute with a Master of Arts in Psychology in 2014 and received her Chemical Dependency Specialty in 2014. Today, she practices Congnitive-behavioral therapy to help individuals, couples, and families identify and overcome a variety of unique challenges.