Trina Grater, MA, ACMHC
Assistant Clinical Director & Therapist at Entrada
Trina works well with adolescent girls who present as manipulative and show signs of low self-worth, past trauma, addictive behaviors, attachment issues, mood disorders, and at times are identified with dual diagnoses. These young ladies are often bright and seem to have lost a sense of self. She cultivates momentum with clients who may be seen as resistant to therapy through experiential avenues, and compassion. She taps into how the body stores trauma through expressive art modalities. Her therapeutic approach is diverse and individualized, integrating an array of therapeutic lenses to best match the clients and families she works with.
Education & Prior Work Experience
Trina earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Saybrook University in California. She is a licensed associate clinical mental health counselor, and her studies were CACREP aligned and emphasized a systems approach. During her graduate studies, she gained experience in residential settings for adolescent girls and also with young adults. She has a decade of clinical experience, including as a clinical assistant previously at Entrada, and often working with clients who identify as female. She returns to wilderness therapy because it is real, powerful, and empowering. Trina earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from Roanoke College in Virginia. Studying human experiences through literature remains a passion for Trina and at times enlightens her clinical work. Both humanistic and holistic underpinnings to any of her clinical lenses resonate with the philosophy at Evoke at Entrada.
Trina is known for her authenticity and for holding clients accountable. She balances her client’s self-discovery with means of having fun. Her enthusiasm is described as contagious, which she feels grows from staying curious, and she engages and empowers clients. Trina is creative and incorporates a range of expressive arts in her clinical work. She recognizes that gaining productive life skills and offering a strength-based approach cultivates therapeutic traction.
Trina is a middle child with two brothers and was raised in Northeast Ohio. She has lived in many corners of the country and has camped in all 50 states. Like the counseling she offers, Trina is passionate in her personal life and continuously committed to personal growth. Current favorites include yoga, swimming, and painting. Since 2009 she’s called Southern Utah home and has canyoneered and hiked hundreds of miles in the area. She enjoys baking, dancing, and engaging in her local community. When she’s not working, she can be found spending time with her family and traveling.