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: 2021-09-30)

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

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


Written by J.A. on May 31, 2021 after counseling with Trina for 3 months

Trina is so warm and friendly which gives me the confidence to open up and be honest with myself and with her. I feel very safe talking with her. She has shared tools with me that help me deal with situations that in the past would cause me great stress. She has an immense knowledge of scripture that she has used to give me encouragement and boost my self esteem. Would recommend her 100%.

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.