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Managing Stress and Depression

Stress and depression affects the lives of many people. Having the skills to effectively manage stress or depression is not something that many people have.

Luckily there are some things that you can do to begin your path towards managing your stress and anxiety.  Olivia Pennelle's article on discusses different recipes for dealing with stress and depression. Her first suggestion to help with your stress or depression is to take care of yourself. 

If you feel stressed, try to do something relaxing like taking a bubble bath. After your bath get into your comfiest pair of pajamas, and cuddle up in your living room with a cozy blanket and hot chocolate while watching your favorite movie. 

Click here to read the full article by Olivia Pennelle at, and to learn more about managing stress and depression. 


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.