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Celeste Poe

Clinical Instructor and Attending NICU and Perinatal Psychologist, Stanford University School of Medicine

Celeste Poe, PhD, LMFT is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is a Clinical Instructor and Attending NICU and Perinatal Psychologist at Stanford University School of Medicine.

In her role, Dr. Poe provides psychological consultation and psychotherapy to parents of infants hospitalized in the NICU, engages in research and program development, and provides supervision to students. In the perinatal clinic, Dr. Poe provides consultation and psychotherapy to women and families with a range of psychopathology and psychosocial risk factors, high-risk pregnancies, and relational issues, parental psychopathology, and trauma.

Dr. Poe also holds an appointment as a Clinical Instructor at the Yale Child Study Center where she engages in quality improvement and program development in the NICU at Yale New Haven Hospital. She also works on the Grief-Sensitive Healthcare Project which aims to create materials and offer trainings for medical providers to improve grief-sensitive care for patients and families. Dr. Poe is a registered Circle of Security Parenting facilitator and is a rostered Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) provider.

After receiving her undergraduate degree in psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana, Dr. Poe received her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and completed her license in marriage and family therapy while serving young children in preschools and community mental health clinics. Dr. Poe went on to complete her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Palo Alto University, during which time she was selected to join the American Psychological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program where she continued to refine her skills in addressing the mental health needs of families from marginalized and underrepresented groups.