Consultation and Parental Support for ParentsAs parents, it is often our job to worry about our children. This does not stop when our “children” are ready for college! We are equipped to help parents and their students with the transition to college, especially if students have existing mental health concerns. We have years of experience helping students adjust to college life and being away from home. Similarly, if your existing college student is experiencing a mental health crisis or was recently hospitalized for mental health reasons, we can help you navigate the college system to successfully support your child. More and more students are entering college with existing mental health concerns and diagnoses. We are able to help you and your student advocate for resources and learn about options available. If your college student develops depression, anxiety, substance use concerns, or experiences thoughts of suicide after starting college, we can provide support and services. These issues are part of the many students face in college. According to the Center for Collegiate Mental Health, depression, anxiety, stress, and academic performance are the most common reasons students seek counseling and over 65% of students who are struggling with anxiety and depression do not seek treatment. American College Health Association reported that 42.4% of college women and 31.2% of college men reported symptoms of depression in the past year that interfered with functioning (2018). College counseling centers are overwhelmed with the number of students who are seeking support. Oftentimes, this is due to stigma associated with seeking help, the shame surrounding mental health/diagnoses, and the thought that “things are not so bad” (minimizing concerns).We are here to help. Together, we can put a plan in place to help your child feel ready and get the support they need to thrive in college or make a decision that will support them and your family. There is no need for your family to navigate this alone, we can help.
Hello! My name is Marina Cline. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor specializing in perinatal, postpartum mood, and anxiety disorder. I work with women/womxn and families who are struggling with adjusting to motherhood/parenthood, trauma, mood disorders, suicidal ideation, identity formation, and life transitions. I thrive to create a safe and supportive space for clients to address concerns, express feelings and thoughts about motherhood and parenthood that might feel scary or otherwise ashamed to talk about. Through a collaborative approach and evidence-based modalities, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solutions-Focused, Mindfulness, Trauma-Informed, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), I help clients come up with tools to help them navigate difficult moments and adjust to their new life. I work from a multicultural, anti-oppressive, and social justice lens to understand the uniqueness and shared identities of each client. My therapeutic style is one of respect, empathy, compassion, humor, curiosity, acceptance, and understanding. Within the therapeutic relationship, I seek to gain an understanding of each client’s life by asking questions about their experiences, perceptions, and expectations. I am a mother to 2 humans, a dog, and a cat. I am a partner. When I am not working, I enjoy traveling, hiking, spending time with friends and family, trying new food, or just binge on my favorite TV shows.