About Trent

Trent Alder, LMSW, is a licensed counselor and social worker who provides therapy at Priestley Mental Health. When he is not counseling at our office, Trent provides social work services for Franklin County Medical Center, where he has served as a program director, administrator, and chaplain. 

Trent is actively engaged in the community and has been appointed to the Franklin County Board of Guardians as well as serving as a Chair of the Franklin County Transportation Committee, a member of Preston City Planning and Zoning, a member of the Regional Substance Abuse Authority of Southeast Idaho, and a member of the Franklin County Youth Mental Health Council. He enjoys farming and sports. 


Trent graduated with a degree in social work from Utah State University, where he completed a practicum at the Child and Family Support Center assisting with modeling and behavior therapy for neglected and abused children. He holds a master's degree in clinical social work from New Mexico Highlands University and completed a second practicum working with the forensic population at Las Vegas Medical Center. Prior to working as a counselor, Trent worked as a habilitative technician and trainer at a group home. He has volunteered for LDS Social Services, where he worked with troubled adolescents, and as a Critical Incident Stress Management team member for southeast Idaho performing debriefings for emergency services personnel. Trent is a former parenting-skills instructor for Bear River Head Start.

At Franklin County Medical Center, Trent has worked as a nursing home administrator, chaplain, and the director of housekeeping services, dietary services, and social services. 

  • Master of Social Work

  • Bachelor of Social Work

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

  • Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (NHA)