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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
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 , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Self-Love , Women's Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy
LCMHC #14047 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
Other #NJDCATEMP-026698 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
LPCC #E.2001943 (Expires: 2022-10-16)
LPC #175144 (Expires: 2021-07-13)
Trina speaks to my soul, spirit and my hearty.
Trina is great. She is very objective and provides good feedback and ways to improve
I needed to talk to someone to get out of my own head when feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Trina helped me with that. She gave me worksheets to fill out and think about my self-esteem, boundaries and healthy habits. She gave me advice on professional problems I had as well.
Trina McDonald is a great therapist overall in the 2 weeks that I’ve been using her for counseling. I know it takes awhile to see results and it takes work on my end as well, which she reminds me! She has been great to talk to over the phone and through messaging. She listens and is able to give guidance specific to my needs. My main concern is her timely response if I feel I need to message and want to talk about something right away. Also she does change appointment times occasionally. Great therapy sessions with her overall.
Trina was immediately so warm. I went through two other therapists before her and upon meeting I knew she was the perfect match for me.
Trina makes me feel so comfortable sharing a lot of information and also looks into what I share to help me understand what these words mean to me so I can apply the right changes and work more efficiently to improve on my areas of difficulties. I really love working with her. She is the right match for me
Trina is the real deal! I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for sounding board to help you reach your goals! Thank you Trina for helping me with my progress in reducing my anxiety, understanding my family dynamic and the importance of setting up healthy boundaries. :)
Trina always seems to know exactly what to say during our conversations. Her comments are thought provoking and provide me with the kind of insight that I need to become a better version of myself. I am so thankful that I was matched with her and am looking forward to future sessions!
Trina is helpful and understanding.
Trina is very easy to speak with, and as I opened up more she makes it even easier to confide in her. I love being able to type out my problems, because I stutter in real life and can’t always pull my jumbled thoughts apart quick enough to make sense out of my mouth.
Trina’s great! She’s really helped me through a challenging time in my life, filled with difficulties-Both big and small. She’s also helped me begin to unpack things from my past, to learn how to stay present and how to work on things for my future. I definitely recommend her!
Trina has helped me through one of the most challenging times of my life
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.
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 !
She is intuitive and easy to talk to. I felt fully heard which made me feel more confident about my situation.
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.
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!
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.
Trina has been helpful thus far!