Trina McDonald


About Me

I have experience working with those who have Mental Health issues as well ass 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 maintain recovery in one's mental, physical, social, and emotional health.
I believe that according to Philippians 4:13 "I Can Do All Things Through Christ Who Gives Us The Strength." With the assistance of a Power greater than ourselves we are able to overcome and to conquer anything in this present world.


  • 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


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

Other #NJDCATEMP-026698 (Expires: 2021-02-28)

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


Written by A.L. on Jan 08, 2021 after counseling with Trina for 3 weeks

Trinas words and counsel are so timely. Just knowing she's there to help makes all the difference.

Written by S.I. on Sep 14, 2020 after counseling with Trina for 2 weeks

Trina is the consummate professional. She is an empathetic, active listener who suggests great strategies to assist me with addressing concerns that arise. As a follower of Christ, I am thankful that she incorporates Biblical principles into our sessions. I am comforted by the fact that she understands my needs and provides me with short exercises (questionnaires) that assist me with processing my emotions/maladaptive habits and developing appropriate replacement behaviors. I am very satisfied with this service.