Traci A. Owen,RN, BSN, CSC, SE


Registered Nurse - Sexual Wellness

Traci Owen

I am a fierce advocate for my patients, our hospital and the nursing profession. I am inspired by the many warriors who share their lives with me inside City of Hope. I have been called to this place.

CTCA Atlanta
600 Celebrate Life Parkway
Newnan, Georgia 30265
CTCA Phoenix
14200 West Celebrate Life Way
Goodyear, Arizona 85338
Survivorship Support

Sexuality Counseling and Sexuality Education Certificate - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
AASECT Certified Sexuality Counselor

Traci Owen is a registered nurse at City of Hope Atlanta and Phoenix, focusing on sexual health and wellness. She joined City of Hope in 2005 as an Oncology Care Manager at our former Tulsa, Oklahoma hospital helping to coordinate care and actively monitor patients through their cancer journey. In 2014, she joined a multi-disciplinary team to discuss and research the sexual side effects commonly experienced by oncology patients and quickly recognized that this was an area in health care that needed to be addressed. Owen expanded her role as a registered nurse and in 2015 she began working with patients and their partners to address concerns related to relational intimacy and sexuality. In 2020, Owen received her certification as a Sexual Counselor by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT), and is the only Certified Sexuality Counselor (CSC) in the state of Oklahoma. She currently serves patients at City of Hope Phoenix and City of Hope Atlanta.

Owen works with both male and female patients, along with their partners, to address any sexual concerns related to various medical diagnoses, cancer treatments and menopause. She advises couples on opportunities to stay connected during times of challenge and provides emotional support throughout their care into survivorship.

“I strive to provide a safe environment where people can feel open to new information regarding intimacy and pleasure,” says Owen. “My ultimate goal for patients is that they will feel equipped, encouraged and empowered to pursue the intimate relationship they want to share with their partner.”

Owen received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma. She earned a certificate in Sexuality Counseling and Education from the University of Michigan. Owen is an invited lecturer and has presented at various cancer support groups and healthcare settings. She is also an active author and contributed to several publications in the Cancer Fighters Thrive® magazine.

Outside of City of Hope, Owen stays very busy. She has a servant heart and seeks out opportunities to care for others. Owen serves many roles as wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, friend, nurse and volunteer. She enjoys spending time with her husband, her fiercest advocate and best friend. Owen’s adult children, grandchildren and extended family are the joys of her life.

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