7 Different Realms of Relational Intimacy
September 22, 2022 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Traci Owen describes herself as a servant heart and healer. She began her journey in healthcare thirty-eight years ago at the age of seventeen. In 1989, she graduated from nursing school and began a lifelong journey of caring for people in a variety of healthcare roles. From 2009 to 2021, Traci worked in an oncology setting serving as a Care Manager where she walked the treatment journey with hundreds of patients. As she sought resources to help patients and their partner navigate struggles related to intimacy and sexuality, she recognized that there was a huge gap in the medical and mental health models of care specific to adult sexual health education and intervention for those experiencing natural body changes of aging, menopause, chronic health issues, cancer and the treatment of cancer, and physical body challenges. In 2015, Traci created a sexual health program inside her facility and began working with clients and their partners to address concerns related to relational intimacy, sexual body health, and the shared sexual experience. In 2018, she completed a post-graduate certificate program at the University of Michigan in Sexuality Counseling & Sexuality Education. In 2020, she was awarded AASECT Certification as a Sexuality Counselor. There are less than 1,300 professionals who have met the exceptional standards required to attain AASECT Certification.
In 2021, Traci and her husband, Michael, established Intimate Pathways Center for Sexual Health, a private practice in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
Traci identifies her professional role as a partnership with an individual or couple to create a safe environment where intimacy and sexuality can be explored. Our society is drenched with mixed sexual messages, myths, and unrealistic expectations. Our bodies are in constant transition over a lifetime and as the sexual body ages, so will the sexual experience. Traci seeks to guide her clients as they navigate these messages and body transitions by exploring their intimate and sexual desires, providing education, and making recommendations to address the identified concerns. She is a collaborative professional and enjoys working with other members of the healthcare team to help a client meet their goals.
“Sexual health applies to Everybody & Every Body.” Traci
Traci A. Owen, RN, BSN, CSC, SE
Intimate Pathways Center for Sexual Health
Bachelor of Science, Nursing
Central State University
Sexuality Counseling, Certificate
Sexuality Education, Certificate
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Registered Nurse – Multi-state Licensure
AASECT Certified Sexuality Counselor