Have you recently had a baby and feel overwhelmed, nervous, or blue at a time you are expected to be joyous? Was your birthing experience traumatic? Do you feel guilty for not bonding with your child right away? Are you grieving the loss of a child? Are you pregnant and feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or scared about what lies ahead? If you are pregnant and overcome with anxiety, sadness, or fear about what lies ahead (the birth, transition to motherhood, nursing, etc.), please reach out for help. If you are a new mother and struggle with having more bad days than good, crying frequently, sleep difficulties, feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, anxious, or fearful, or worry that you are not a good enough mother, please know you are not alone and we are here to help.It is important to know that you are not alone. Postpartum International reports that 1 in 7 women who are pregnant or in the first year after giving birth and 1 in 10 new dads will suffer from postpartum mood or anxiety disorder. Many women are enduring similar stressors, such as professional/personal role changes, feelings of loss of a previous life, tension in relationships with family members, sleep deprivation, and isolation during pregnancy and stages of being a mother. Every mother deserves to feel supported and be supported by other women who get it! At Hearth Counseling & Consulting, we are passionate about working with women and mothers to address life transitions and the stressors and challenges that come along with them. We support mothers in overcoming anxiety, postpartum depression, and other perinatal mental health challenges so they can connect with their baby(ies) and reach their fullest potential We can work with you and your partner to help you feel empowered and supported and evolve into becoming the parents you want to be.
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.