About Rory Trinder
Rory Trinder has over 20 years experience in the mental health field. She holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Denver and a BA in Social Service and Counseling from Maryknoll College, Philippines. She also attended St. Louis University, Missouri, to complete graduate courses in social work and psychology.
Rory has worked with individuals, couples, families and groups in a variety of settings. In addition, she has coached mental health professionals in pursuit of their licensure, facilitated training and supervision of senior peer counselors serving homebound seniors with psychosocial issues, and provided pro bono counseling in mental health centers.
Rory takes pride in her current and past professional and non-profit affiliations, which include National Association of Social Workers, University of Denver’s Multi-Cultural Board, Asian-Pacific Development Center Board, Jefferson County Task Force on Domestic Violence, State of Florida Advocacy Council and Osceola County (FL) Alzheimer’s Association Board.
Rory’s Approach to Therapy
Rory is a staunch believer of therapy as a collaborative effort between the clients and the therapist to clarify problems and find solutions rooted in the clients’ past and present experiences, as well as their relationships. Rory assists her clients to recapture the sense of meaning, possibility and hope they have lost as a result of their pain. Rory also helps her clients rediscover their strengths and mobilize their resources, thus, empowering them to become more active change agents in their quest for overall wellness.
Rory utilizes an eclectic array of therapeutic strategies including supportive, client-centered, solution and goal focused, cognitive/behavioral, and existential, while continually mindful of treating her clients with dignity and respecting their worldview.