The Center of Personal Empowerment (C.O.P.E.) is committed to providing individual, family, and group counseling services to children, adolescent, and adults.
C.O.P.E. encourages individuals to define their meaningful life. Through treatment, clients will be encouraged to identify goals as well as life interfering behaviors. Various therapeutic interventions will be incorporated to assist the client with achieving their goals.
Tracey Martin, founder of C.O.P.E., is a licensed clinical social worker with approximately twenty years of experience providing services to children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly.
Tracey has had the opportunity to work within a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program providing group treatment addressing distress tolerance, assertiveness skills, and emotion regulation skills.
Tracey is currently working at a residential treatment facility that provides services to adolescents and women. She provides individual and family treatment to residents who are struggling with self harm, eating disorders, mood disorders, substance abuse, and suicidality.
Tracey has obtained a certification as a sexual assault counselor and advocate. In 2016, Tracey completed The Contextual Behavior Therapy Fellowship Program through the University of Chicago, which focused on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Tracey founded the Center of Personal Empowerment to encourage others to define and live their extraordinary lives. She utilizes an eclectic approach to treatment and enjoys incorporating expressive activities including art, play, and narrative therapy within her work.
Outside of work, Tracey is a wife and mother of two children aged 5 and 12 and stepmother of two young women aged 18 and 20. She strives to balance her passion for work with her desire to be present within her children’s lives. She is also an artist who loves mixed media, art journaling, and creating jewelry and has had her work displayed at a local arts center.