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 #NJDCATEMP-026698 (Expires: 2021-06-30)

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

LPC #175144 (Expires: 2021-07-13)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Trina for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Trina speaks to my soul, spirit and my hearty.

Written by B.R. on Apr 26, 2021 after counseling with Trina for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Trina is great. She is very objective and provides good feedback and ways to improve

Written by T.A. on Mar 20, 2021 after counseling with Trina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by H.E. on Mar 20, 2021 after counseling with Trina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by E.L. on Mar 14, 2021 after counseling with Trina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

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.

Written by M.E. on Mar 01, 2021 after counseling with Trina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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

Written by C.H. on Feb 28, 2021 after counseling with Trina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

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. :)

Written by K.H. on Feb 22, 2021 after counseling with Trina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and career difficulties

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!

Written by R.E. on Feb 07, 2021 after counseling with Trina for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

Trina is helpful and understanding.

Written by J.E. on Jan 22, 2021 after counseling with Trina for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar dis

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.

Written by A.L. on Dec 21, 2020 after counseling with Trina for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

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!

Written by N.. on Dec 15, 2020 after counseling with Trina for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Trina has helped me through one of the most challenging times of my life

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 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!