Tracey Middleton Jennings is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in private practice at Strength of Mind, Inc. Tracey received her BSW at St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. and MSW at George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Following graduate school while pursing an LCSW, Tracey completed the Marriage and Family Therapy Training Program through the Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences in 1998. While living in St. Louis both during and after graduate school, Tracey worked at the Judevine Center for Autism specializing in Autism Spectrum Disorders and work with individuals of all ages who have Asperger’s Syndrome. The focus of her work at Judevine was on assessment, behavior therapy, parent and school staff training to support inclusion as well as traveling throughout Missouri as a speaker/trainer. In 1999, Tracey returned to home in Tulsa to be closer to family and continue her social work career. She worked as a school based therapist for the Brown Schools at Shadow Mountain and did outpatient work at Associated Centers for Therapy with children and adolescents. In 2010 following her time as the owner of a cake boutique, Tracey returned full time to social work focused on women and their children who were struggling with addiction and mental health disorders. Tracey worked at the Tulsa Women and Children’s Center, Palmer Continuum of Care, as the children’s therapist as well as a women’s therapist recognizing that children ultimately benefit when their mothers are mentally, physically, and spiritually stable. She has spent the last few years specializing in Clinical Supervision at Family and Children’s Services for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders. Tracey is a Board Approved Licensure Supervisor for individuals seeking licensure as social workers as well as licensed alcohol and drug counselors.
In August of 2016, Tracey joined the Strength of Mind family to continue her passion for working with individuals of all ages who experience anxiety and depression, relationship and parenting struggles, grief/loss, PTSD and other life stressors in the private practice setting. The Strength of Mind vision Tracey knew along with her own values and approach that are faith based and grounded in a mind, body and spiritual balance, would provide an optimal setting for clients to achieve their treatment goals. Theoretically, Tracey utilizes her training and experience in cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness and the spiritual principles of recovery, in addition to a strength’s based approach to promote self-regulation and increase coping strategies that lead clients to a better quality of life. Tracey is dedicated to the therapeutic relationship being the primary venue for change so that clients feel encouragement, non-judgment and hope, regarding making lasting changes in their lives.
To balance work and home life, Tracey is dedicated to positive self care and time to renew which includes spending time with her husband, two children, and Sassy J, her westie. Tracey enjoys her exercise classes, spiritual reading and reflection, spending time outside, and traveling to the beach in Florida.