Dr. Trent Owens has centered his clinical work around advocating for underserved groups particularly people of color, sexual and gender minorities, individuals from low-income backgrounds, individuals with autism spectrum disorders, the kink community, and those engaged in non-traditional relationship structures. He utilizes psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and humanistic principles in his practice. He believes the relationship between clinician and client is an integral part of the therapeutic process. He supports clients by capitalizing on their strengths and celebrating their unique ways of being in this world. Trent has experience working with varied age and ability populations managing acute stress, ADHD, anxiety, body acceptance, depression, emerging adulthood, identity development, and life adjustments and transitions.
Trent completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh and a M.S. degree in counseling psychology from Chatham University. He completed training at the nation’s second oldest licensed mental health center specifically created to serve the LGBTQ+ community. There, he focused on working with youth and adults who identified as LGBTQIA+ and adults living with HIV/AIDS. Trent completed a PhD in Psychology at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA where he also attained a M.A. degree in clinical psychology. His research has focused on internalized stigma in transgender and gender diverse populations, implicit bias in diagnosing older adults, and the utilization of archetypal imagery for emotional health and spiritual awareness. Trent is trained as a generalist and has completed clinical training experiences at multiple university counseling centers and private practices across the country.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Hearing Impaired, HIV / AIDS, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
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I’m seeing so much growth in the way I communicate, how I show up for myself and others thanks to the work I’m doing with therapy. Dr. Owens has helped me understand my reasonings and align myself more with my values so that I am more at peace with myself. I’m so thankful for the tools he’s taught me, especially the last 2 years.
Written on Feb 05, 2024 after therapy with Trenton for 3 years on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
Sessions with Trenton have been something that I look forward to every week. With Trenton's compassion, patience and support I have met with, and worked through, many things that I had feared in my life. Trenton is skilled at holding space and at asking just the right questions so I could investigate more deeply the thoughts and assumptions that run through my head. I am truly blessed to have had Trenton on my journey navigating my gender identity, queerness and childhood/family trauma.
Written on Feb 17, 2023 after therapy with Trenton for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and parenting issues
Trenton is a great listener and has a toolset that he applies to make sure I take action
Written on Feb 13, 2023 after therapy with Trenton for 7 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, and adhd
I’ve already recommended BetterHelp to everyone that I talk to about therapy.
Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Trenton for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem
Just WONDERFUL! My favorite thing about working with Trenton is how he allows space for you to breathe in and just let it all out. I gained so much insight on how to show up in my life and take accountability.
Written on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Trenton for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue
Trenton is truly concerned about my well being and follows up with me, asks me to consider pointed questions and encourages me to think about how certain outcomes will affect me. I am very happy I have him as my therapist
Written on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with Trenton for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue