Darby Poe is a Certified Peer Support Specialist and mental wellness advocate. She joined the Moultrie Counseling team in 2020. Her work is rooted in her personal healing journey...a journey towards soul healing, self-exploration, worthiness, and acceptance. She authentically shares pieces of her personal story through her creativity and conversation to facilitate meaningful connections with clients, peers, and the community.
Darby believes wholeheartedly, that getting curious and intentional about who we are, creates opportunities for expansive change and personal growth.
In her work as a Peer Support Specialist, Darby works collectively with the clinical therapy team as an advocate for women and adolescents who are in need of additional support. Utilizing a person-centered and trauma-informed approach, she works together with clients to break barriers of low self-esteem, trauma, shame, and relationship wounds. Teaching self-advocacy skills, self-exploration, and mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques, she focuses on a whole-wellness approach to client-centered care.
Darby believes that everyone deserves the right to discover their authentic voice. That there is true power in our words and our stories. Collectively, we each have the capability to rewrite the script and rehabilitate our spirits. It is never too late to start over.
In her free time, Darby enjoys spending time outdoors. Her hobbies include hiking, kayaking, fishing, and running on local trails. She resides in Sullivan with her husband, three teenagers, and one crazy dog. Art and creativity are important aspects of Darby's life. She believes that art is a tool we can use for transformative, personal healing.
Darby's Favorite Quotes:
"Empathy has no script. There is no right or wrong way to do it. It's simply holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message of ’you’re not alone.'"
"Encouraging someone to be entirely themselves is the loudest way to love them."
"You always have a chance to write a new chapter. You are the author of your own story."