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Mental Health Counseling: Treating Postpartum Depression

Postpartum is something that many mothers experience. However some mothers experience different symptoms than others. For example Tara Brames's article on explains that it is normal to have mood swings, to feel exhausted and have insomnia right after delivering a baby. It is when you experience a lack of interest in caring for your newborn, having a loss in appetite, or feelings of excessive guilt that you will want to look into getting help. 

It is always beneficial to have the support of your family and friends. Especially with a newborn, it is good to have people that you can ask for help. Another form of help that can improve the healing process is mental health counseling. Having someone who can help you talk out your feelings is important for recovery. 

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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.