Bio


Dr. Celeste Poe 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. She is the director of the NICU Psychology Program at Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital where she provides psychological consultation and psychotherapy to parents of infants and young children hospitalized in the NICU, CVICU, and other departments of the hospital.

Dr. Poe’s research and clinical specialties include perinatal and early childhood mental health, pediatric behavioral health, ethnic minority mental health, and grief, trauma, and bereavement. Dr. Poe is an alumna of the American Psychological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program and is currently a Zero to Three Fellow. Dr. Poe is a registered Circle of Security Parenting facilitator and is a rostered Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) provider.

She also holds an appointment as a Clinical Instructor at the Yale Child Study Center where she works on the Grief-Sensitive Healthcare Project which aims to enhance medical providers’ capacities to meet the needs of grieving families.

Clinical Focus


  • NICU Psychology
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Early Childhood Mental Health
  • Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology

Professional Education


  • Internship: Yale New Haven Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department (2021) CT
  • Fellowship: Yale New Haven Medical Center CT
  • PhD Training: Palo Alto University Registrar (2021) CA