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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 guidedoc.com 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. 

Click here to read the full article by Tara Brames at guidedoc.com. 


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.