Experience and Specialties-Chris Massey, M.A., LMFT (Lic.#51142)
I specialize in working with adults. Areas of focus include:
- Addiction and Substance Abuse
- Life Transitions (transition to college, post college, "mid-life crisis," recently married, etc.)
- Communication Problems
- Relationship Problems
- Family Issues
- Employment Issues
- Anger and Stress Management
- LGBTQ Affirmative Therapy
- Creative Issues
I am licensed with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I received my Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles, completed two years of Post-Graduate Training with the Pacific Gestalt Institute, and performed my traineeship at Antioch University Counseling Center, an outpatient community clinic that serves a diverse population.
I have worked in inpatient residential treatment centers, community counseling centers, and as Lead Clinician and Clinical Supervisor for a non-profit, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health contracted agency providing school-based services and working with teens, pre-teens, children, and families. I have also provided clinical supervision and primary therapeutic services for a Malibu-based intensive outpatient treatment program for adults struggling with dual diagnosis and addiction.
I am a member of the Gestalt Institute of Los Angeles, where I previously served as an officer and board member. In addition to relational gestalt therapy, I am trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing.