Trina McDonald

(LCMHC, LCAS, MAC)

About Me

I have experience working with those who have Mental Health issues as well as Substance Use Disorders and have worked with military personnel, those living with HIV/AIDS, the incarcerated, and in Private Practice. I use a strength-based, client-centered approach with a foundation in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; yet draw from an eclectic approach, to assist the client make therapeutic gains. I utilize my Spirituality and Christian belief implementing the tenets of faith, hope, and love to strengthen confidence, self-worth, and help one maintain their recovery and excel in their mental, physical, social, and emotional health.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Family Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCMHC #14047 (Expires: 2022-06-30)

Other #265670 (Expires: 2020-12-31)

Other #NJDCATEMP-026698 (Expires: 2020-11-30)

LPCC #E.2001943 (Expires: 2022-10-16)


Reviews

Written by Q.U. on Oct 20, 2020 after counseling with Trina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Trina has helped me to see how forgiveness really works. The worksheets that she sends me are so helpful that after I have completed them, I immediately recognize how to utilize the information in my everyday life.

Written by N.A. on Oct 16, 2020 after counseling with Trina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Trina has been super amazing during my journey in counseling. Really help me so much in bettering my mental wellness and confidence within myself. I am happy to have her as my counselor !

Written by C.H. on Oct 12, 2020 after counseling with Trina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

She is intuitive and easy to talk to. I felt fully heard which made me feel more confident about my situation.

Written by R.E. on Oct 07, 2020 after counseling with Trina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

You are very good. I appreciate you

Written by A.L. on Sep 24, 2020 after counseling with Trina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very helpful in listening to my problems and helping me to work through them. Offers much insight and multiple opportunities for growth with work sheets and other resources. Respects and help strengthen my faith. Thankful for a great match with this therapist.

Written by A.L. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with Trina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Trina is a lovely counselor! She is incredibly caring, compassionate, and takes her job seriously. Trina gives great advice and tips to keep yourself mentally sane. I’d highly recommend Trina to anyone looking to start counseling!

Written by M.I. on Sep 16, 2020 after counseling with Trina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

I appreciate Trina’s calm, joyful presence and her listening ear. She has been able to help me discern some obstacles and distorted thinking that I was stuck in. I feel a greater sense of hope, and am gaining a greater awareness of reasonable boundaries in several key relationships.

Written by H.E. on Sep 16, 2020 after counseling with Trina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Trina has been helpful thus far!