Hello and welcome to the Center of Personal Empowerment. If you have arrived to this site, you are likely seeking support for either yourself or a family member. You are possibly feeling overwhelmed and discouraged and questioning your next steps. If so, please know that C.O.P.E. is prepared to help support you on your journey to wellness.
The Center of Personal Empowerment or C.O.P.E. was founded by Tracey Martin, LCSW and is committed to providing individual, family, and group counseling services to adolescents and adults. C.O.P.E. focuses on assisting clients with identifying their ideal life. Through therapy, clients are encouraged to focus on ways to move towards what they value and let go of what is not serving them.
Tracey Martin, founder of C.O.P.E., is a licensed clinical social worker with over twenty years of experience providing services to children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly. She has worked in various treatment settings and specializes in providing support to adolescents and women struggling with depression and anxiety.
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 9 and 16. She strives to balance her passion for work with her desire to be present within her children’s lives. She spends her time with her family hiking, boating, and most recently riding atvs. Tracey is also an artist who loves photography, painting, and creating jewelry.
Through this group, members were educated about the concept of self compassion and explored what often leads us to neglect these needs. One of the goals of the group was to bring awareness to our emotional experiences without judgement. Group members engaged in various experiential activities to practice and ultimately incorporate the skills within their daily lives.
Living With Intention was a women's group that focused on cultivating conscious intentions to work towards recognizing our deeper purpose in life. As a group member, clients were encouraged to engage in experiential exercises and present moment awareness to encourage self exploration and discovery. Group members were also challenged to be both vulnerable and authentic to explore personal values and manifest wellness.
The purpose of this group was to allow the member to move to a place of clarity and acceptance through mindfulness. Once there, each client created their own vision boards with focus on their ideal future. The boards were created with images, phrases, colors, and words to represent personal goals.