Meet Chris Massman
Congratulations on taking the first step in making positive changes in your life! I am aware that it can be difficult to shut of the constant thoughts in your head. Together we can work on your struggles to find solutions. I will help you with your past and current concerns as you gain a new perspective and clearer understanding of what makes you function the way you are currently. Together we can work on those concerns to relieve stress in your life and get you back on track to living a happy and healthy lifestyle, spiritually, emotionally, socially and physically.
I became interested in becoming a Marriage & Family Therapist at a very young age. I come from a divorced family. I remember feeling secure as a young girl at our family therapist office. The weekly session was the one opportunity I felt it was okay to discuss what was really occurring in my family. I felt it was a safe place to talk about what was going on at a deeper level, as what occurred in my family is reacting to one another, rarely experiencing solutions. We found a way to express ourselves and be connected, even if only for that hour. We were also provided skills and activities to practice at home which provided my family new opportunities for growth.
I cherish my choice of careers. I have the opportunity to meet individuals from all walks of life. I have met individuals from varying cultures, religions and socio-economic states. I feel a real sense of fulfillment when I see significant changes in my clients lives. I am honored to help facilitate this process.
My life experiences, personality characteristics, as well as Master's Degree training and Chemical Dependency Specialty form the foundation of who I am and what I have to offer as your therapist. Warmth and empathy is a core function of my being. I bring these characteristics and skills into my therapeutic room to meet with you. I have a keen sense of awareness when it comes to listening to your concerns. I will provide you with additional resources and have a hunger to educate you with the tools needed to meet your goals.
I specialize in the field of addiction including: Alcohol, Drugs, Co-Dependency, Sex, Gambling and Relationships to name a few.
I have been seeing Chris for several months since my wife passed away. I thought that her passing would be a blessing for both my kids and I, since she was in so much pain. Little did I know how much grief was still building in my family. I had so much guilt because I felt that I could have done more to save her life.
Acting as my grief counselor she helped me understand why I was exhausted all the time and couldn't sleep. She has worked with me for a couple months and I am finally free of guilt and the crippling stress that I endured for over 5 years. I couldn't have started living again if I had not met Chris.
If you want someone with an open heart, a listening ear, and a wealth
of knowledge, you have found her. Whether its help with a childs
addiction, a heart crushing break-up, family issues, or just someone
to vent to CHRIS is the ONE you are looking for.
Words cant describe how I feel about Chris and her practice. She is compassionate and so kind, I feel like I can open up so quickly with her. She is understanding and just gets me like a mom figure I wish I had. I have seen her several times now and look forward to the guidance and tools for helping me achieve my goals. If your seeking advice from someone with experience and no judgement do yourself a favor and talk with Chris.
I had been struggling with a relationship for several months when I decided to seek help, and that's when I met Chris. My first visit was so comforting and we seemed to have an instant connection. I felt so at ease and found her so easy to communicate with and knew I could say anything without judgement. Chris is professional and her knowledge beyond compare. She is compassionate, warm and caring,I am so thankful that I met her, she knew we how to guide me through my struggles I am now happy and enjoying my wonderful relationship. I highly recommend Chris as your next or first time therapist . I was a life changing experience for me.
Chris is an empathic and dedicated psychotherapist who provides strong support as well as autonomy to her clients. Chris creates a special connection with each and every client and the therapeutic relationship she establishes provides room for safety and change. As an addiction specialist, Chris works well with individuals as well as family systems. I worked with Chris in a outpatient treatment center. It is in this professional setting I grew to know her warm sense of humor and intelligence which is congruent with her own personal values and belief system. She is an excellent psychotherapist with expertise and skill and I will refer to her whenever I can do so.
I know Chris professionally and cannot recommend her highly enough as a therapist. In addition to her kindness and compassion, she has a wealth of knowledge and education to offer her clients. Chris knows how to make clients feel comfortable and accepted, offer smart and pointed insights and then help them create long-lasting change and relief. If you're looking around for someone with wisdom and warmth, you've found her.
Call or e mail me for a complimentary 15 minute phone session to determine your comfort and decide if we are the right fit to begin working together. I look forward to meeting with you. All the best always! Chris
Chris Massman ReachesThousand Oaks CATarzana CAAgoura Hills CA