Trina Grater, MA, CMHC

Lead Therapist at Evoke Therapy Intensives

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Trina Grater, MA, CMHC

Lead Therapist at Evoke Therapy Intensives

Trina specializes in working with families—no matter what phase of life they’re in or what their family looks like. This includes individuals or couples who are new parents, seasoned parents, blended families or teens. Therapy with Trina is about cultivating more self-love and personal insight to work through defenses and emotional barriers creating space for lasting change and improved relationships.

Trina specializes in working with families—no matter what phase of life they’re in or what their family looks like. This includes individuals or couples who are new parents, seasoned parents, blended families or teens. Therapy with Trina is about cultivating more self-love and personal insight to work through defenses and emotional barriers creating space for lasting change and improved relationships.

Education & Prior Work Experience

Trina is a licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a nationally certified counselor with a Master of Arts in Counseling. Trina has an extensive background in treating complex trauma and is certified in Brainspotting. Her background includes working in a variety of therapeutic roles in the mental health field since 2009. She has worked in leadership roles in wilderness therapy, residential settings, and private practice. She is trained in a variety of therapy methods, allowing her to tailor her approach to individuals’ unique goals and needs. This includes humanistic and psychodynamic approaches, incorporating expressive arts, and offering attachment-based, trauma informed treatment. Trina is currently an Evoke Coach and Intensives Therapist where she believes there is the space for therapy to be an uninterrupted experience unlike in traditional therapy.

Strengths

Therapy with Trina is about feeling rather than explaining, and is rooted in connection. She is intuitive and hears what isn’t being said. She has vast experience with complex family constellations, supporting LGBTQIAPP+ folks, and dual diagnoses including neurodiversity, personality disorders, self-harm and attachment-issues. She radiates a genuine, curious and compassionate nature while encouraging clients to scoop up their younger version of themselves and give them what they always needed but never found. She works well with clients who are longing for warmth in therapy and to feel “seen,” to find a deep sense of connection, and to better understand who they are and the things that shaped them. Seeing symptoms through a somatic lens lends itself to bypassing the thinking part of the brain to uncover the wisdom in the body and access parts of the brain where memories are stored and often are hard to fit into words. She believes that people already have their own answers hidden inside them, and she knows when to get out of the way for clients to be empowered in their own healing.

Interests

Originally from Ohio, Trina has lived in a variety of places like Virginia and New Orleans, and has since found her spot in the west to raise her own family. Trina enjoys being present with her kids and engaging in any creative or artistic endeavor. Whether on canvas, home renovations or design, she loves reading, anything on the water, and daydreaming about what it means to be human in today’s world.