Trenton Owens

(PhD, LCMHC)
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About Me

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 recently 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.


Specialties

  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LCMHC #12980 (Expires: 2023-06-30)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Trenton for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Trenton has been a compassionate, knowledgeable, and consistent mental health counsellor for me over the past year. They have shown to be a focused and caring listener, with creative and considerate strategies that have aided in my working through the smorgasbord that life and this pandemic have been unloading.

Written by W.I. on Sep 07, 2021 after counseling with Trenton for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have been talking to Trenton for over a year now and it has really helped me. He is really good at finding the possibilities for progress and pointing out a person’s growth.

Written by T.I. on Jul 04, 2021 after counseling with Trenton for 7 months on issues concerning lgbt, and self esteem

Trenton takes great care to understand a situation and has a wide ranging expertise. He empathizes but is also always working with you to come up with ways on how to tackle a situation. He has helped me a lot coping with executive dysfunction and troubles with socialising.

Written by C.H. on Jun 23, 2021 after counseling with Trenton for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I’ve had a hard time finding a therapist so I’m eternally thankful to be working with Dr. Owens. He is a good listener, I feel that I can really trust him, and I’m not concerned of what he might think if I’m truly honest. He’s created a safe space for me.

Written by L.U. on Jun 12, 2021 after counseling with Trenton for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Trenton has been a huge resource for me since signing up with him. Unfortunately a lot of us are probably under a lot of stress and have too much time for toxic introspection. He has been consistently and gently prompting me to re-evaluate how I feel or approach things. It's been a real eye opener for me and I've never felt more validated and empowered to make changes. I can't recommend him enough!

Written by S.U. on May 23, 2021 after counseling with Trenton for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

He changed my life. Forever thankful. Actually, he gave me the tools and the space to change my own life so... could not wish him enough blessings. Fantastic human and counselor.

Written by J.O. on Apr 26, 2021 after counseling with Trenton for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I had a great experience with Trenton. He clearly has a lot of experience and is very relatable. He helped me through a very tough time in my life and I will be forever grateful

Written by R.E. on Apr 05, 2021 after counseling with Trenton for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and anger management

Trent is doing a great job! Highly recommended.

Written by E.L. on Mar 25, 2021 after counseling with Trenton for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Trenton Owens is a professional, kind and compassionate human being. Their expertise and professionlism is second to none. Trenton has helped me over the months to be more confident and strong and has helped to drag me out of the dark pit of depression I had found myself in.
If you are looking for help and guidance, Trenton Owens is a step in the right direction.

Written by B.E. on Mar 06, 2021 after counseling with Trenton for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I had been considering therapy for many years before joining BH, however as a private person who struggles to be vulnerable with others (especially strangers) I found the idea too daunting and kept putting it off. Eventually I knew I needed to do something as I had been struggling for so long.

I was matched to a different therapist at first who I didn't feel was the right fit for me so I requested to change which was a very easy and quick process. I was then matched with Trent and from the very first message I felt I was in good hands. We arranged our first phone session and throughout the call he was extremely kind and compassionate and I had never felt so respected and supported.

I have been working with Trent now for 6 months, our communication is predominantly through weekly calls, and it has made such a difference to my life. Throughout our time working together he identified that I likely have ADHD , which while I was surprised about at first now makes so much sense. I went through the assessment process in the UK and was officially diagnosed with Adult ADHD-C a month ago.

Trent has been incredibly supportive throughout the whole process and has really helped me to understand this and to practice a lot of self compassion which I so desperately needed.

I am so grateful to have Trent with me on this journey, to not only come to peace with and reframe the past, but to also work on a healthy and happy future for me.

Written by A.P. on Feb 21, 2021 after counseling with Trenton for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

At first, I did not feel as though our ability to communicate would be fast enough to help me. I felt a strong sense of urgency to correct my mental health but I have a very busy schedule. I decided journaling would best suit my communication efforts and scheduling, and it paid off. I was able to completely express myself, allowing Trent Owens to do what he does. In answering each other's questions in the replies to the journals, we are currently making great progress.

Written by T.E. on Jan 03, 2021 after counseling with Trenton for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, and self esteem

I've had multiple counsellors and one thing I notice with Trenton is an emphasis on finding solutions that fit my situation and the way I want to live my life. I feel very comfortable talking to him, and he makes my problems feel very manageable.