Christmas on the couch



OFFERING HELP—Therapist Jack Doman, a lay minister at St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Newbury Park, offers free counseling to those who need help coping with loss and depression during the holiday season. RICHARD GILLARD/Acorn Newspapers

At St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Newbury Park, lay minister Jack Doman knows that Christmas, traditionally a celebratory time for Christians marking their savior’s birth, can be extremely difficult for some.

For those who have lost a lo...

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