About Trina

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy – Associate
Supervised by Michelle Silva Segura, LMFT-S, LPC-S, SEP

Hello! I’m Trina. I am a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and have a Master’s in Counseling from St. Edward’s University. My relationship with each client is the number one factor informing my style as a therapist. That means my approach is different with each of them because every client is unique.

I take my clients’ lead in what topics we cover and what work we need to do together. Sometimes we dive into the past and hang out there for a while. We often delve into culture, identity, and values. At times we stay in the here-and-now, focusing on how the therapy relationship can be a vehicle for healing. Other times we sit and feel feelings or concentrate on how the body holds those difficult feelings. I trust my clients’ intuition and their ability to grow. It’s a collaborative, strengths-based journey where each of us brings our own gifts to the relationship.

I use a trauma-informed, feminist, systemic, and postmodern lens to understand my clients’ stories. Those terms may mean lots of different things to different people. For me it means past struggle, systems of oppression, culture, and family/community powerfully impact identity. And the manner in which we share our own story is incredibly meaningful.

I’ve worked with families involved in the family welfare system and with incarcerated youth. And I also spent many years working with adults who’ve experienced homelessness. I’ve tried my hand at being a professional artist, worked in the tech industry, and spent some time in the non-profit world.

My guiding principle throughout my story has been to do what I can to pursue social justice. It has been humbling and educational coming face-to-face with my own biases and privilege. I’ve learned so much about how culture and power influence who we are as humans. And I’ve seen mountains of evidence that our need for connection is universal.

I love working with clients who are on a quest to live a great story, whatever that story looks like. If disconnection, past trauma, and general life stressors are getting in the way of living your best story, I would love to hear from you. I work with individuals, families with older children and/or teens, co-parents, and relational/couple clients.

Finding a therapist can be stressful and taking the first step in reaching out is so brave. If you think we might be a good fit, we can set up a free 15-minute call. No pressure to commit.

512-537-6353 (call, text, voicemail)