Poe is a psychotherapist and a Registered Social Worker at Hive Counselling and Consultancy. Poe holds a Masters degree in Social Work and is registered with the British Columbia College of Social Work (BCCSW) and British Columbia Association of Social Workers (BCASW).
Poe’s work is informed by their values of equity, empathy and integrity. Poe utilizes research-based, trauma-informed, and culturally-sensitive practices to effectively support mental health and wellness in those seeking support.
Poe received their Masters degree in Social Work from York University in Toronto. Poe trained in mindfulness-based and trauma-based psychotherapies within both research and community-based environments. Poe worked in the Greater Toronto Area serving diverse communities dealing with a variety of mental health and substance use issues. These roles included Facilitator the Trans Partner Network at Sherborune Health Centre, Coordinator of AFFIRM at Planned Parenthood Toronto, Community Connections at The 519, and Mental Health Counsellor at ReachOut. Poe is passionate about Disability Justice and de-stigmatizing mental health using new media.
Poe was inspired to pursue social work based on social work’s focus on accessibility, equity, and a commitment to dismantling social barriers and stigma. Poe comes from a long line of healers. Their mother is also a Social Worker and Psychotherapist. When Poe was young, she managed a homeless shelter in downtown Toronto for 10 years. As a result, Poe spent much of their youth among people who have experienced complex trauma and poverty, and subsequently substance abuse. These early experiences fundamentally influenced their approach, both personally and professionally.
Poe believes in everyone’s ability to thrive.
Areas of specialization include:
Sexuality & Gender Identity
Relationship Fractures (2SLGBTQ+, kink, and poly affirmative)
Trauma & Adverse Childhood Experiences
ADHD & Learning Disabilities
Anxiety & Depression
Highly Sensitive Persons (HSP’s)
Neuro-diversity & Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)