Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services (COPES) is a telephone crisis line and mobile crisis service that responds 24/7 to children and adults experiencing severe emotional or behavioral disturbances or psychiatric emergencies in Tulsa County.
The people who answer the calls at COPES – the voices that assure, listen and help – are skilled, trained counselors.
MIKE – COPES Case Manager
Mike believes that we are all here to make the world a better place. COPES does that. He loves the COPES environment where he has developed his clinical skills working with a team of professionals.
SHERRY – COPES Case Manager
Sherry said that helping individuals in an invaluable experience has helped her feel more connected to the community of Tulsa. She loves helping people find their own hope.
ALEXIS – COPES Case Manager
Alexis loves working with a diverse population of people. This is her first job working in crisis and she is honored and grateful to be part of such an amazing team. She said that the best part of her job is “being an ear for people who feel like they have no one and being able to give them hope.”
MEGAN – COPES Therapist I
Megan’s favorite part about working for COPES is that she is able to learn something new every day, whether it is learning more about psychosis, being part of a team or working out in the community. She enjoys being able to walk with people in one of the more difficult times in their life and witnessing their progress.
EMILY – COPES Youth Suicide Prevention Specialist
Emily feels that her job is a great combination of responding to calls for kids and going out in the community to increase awareness about COPES and suicide prevention. She loves being out in the community and hearing stories of how COPES has helped someone.
CHELSEA – COPES Therapist I
Chelsea never imagined she would be working in crisis, but being a part of COPES has been incredibly rewarding and fulfilling. She loves going to work knowing that as a team, they all go to extreme lengths to help people and saves lives every day.
STEPHANIE – COPES Case Manager
Stephanie has been with the agency for four years. She feels incredibly lucky to work on such a wonderful team of people who will go to extraordinary lengths to help members of our community. She loves that COPES is able to provide hope to those who need it.
LEIGHA – COPES Therapist II
Leigha has been with COPES for four years. She loves learning about our clients, symptomology, our community, and how to help every day. COPES means that those COPES assist are never alone. There’s always someone available to help in their darkest hour, even if that’s 3am.
JULIE – COPES Therapist I
Julie said that the most rewarding part of her job is when COPES is able to help someone in that moment of crisis and it makes a positive difference in their life.
KIM – Affiliate COPES Therapist I
Kim started at F&CS as an intern in 2015 and began working for COPES in 2016. Kim loves working with such a skilled team of clinicians, who are passionate about helping people! The most rewarding part of working for COPES for her is definitely being able to be there for someone in their darkest moments.
JOHN – COPES Therapist II
John has been with the agency since July 2007. Working for COPES gives him a real sense of being part of the community. COPES provides him with the opportunity to help the most vulnerable people in our community regardless of their income. For John. working for COPES is a true honor as COPES is instantly recognized and appreciated by clients and the community.