Dr. Stacy Hunt, Clinical Co-Director at BUCKS ESC and Co-Director and Supervisor at Newtown Therapy & Wellness Center. Dr. Hunt is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Newtown, Pennsylvania. She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from New York University and a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia, as well as from California State University at Dominguez Hills.
Dr. Hunt currently serves on the board for the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. She is a member of the Psi Chi Honors Society in psychology, American Psychological Association (APA), Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA), and The Behavioral Genetics Association (BGA). Several of her academic research papers have been published in peer-reviewed professional journals on various developmental topics.
Dr. Hunt specializes in working with teens and adults suffering from eating disorders. She is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, solution-focused therapy, ego psychology, interpersonal therapy and relational therapy. She specializes in treating athletes of all ages, as well as those diagnosed with PANDAS (pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorder associated with strep) The particular treatment modality, frequency of sessions and length of treatment depend on the difficulties that the individual experiences, the severity of the symptoms, the level of current functioning, as well as the age of the client.
Client and family input is vital toward developing a recovery treatment plan. Dr. Hunt believes in finding the style of therapy that will most powerfully affect change for each individual, while building on the client’s own strengths and resources.
Dr. Hunt did her Doctoral Internship at Ewing Residential Treatment Center and The Department of Children and Families (DYFS) in New Jersey. She did her Post-Doctoral Internship at both Penndel Mental Health Center and at T.L.C. Associates in Newtown, Pennsylvania. Dr. Hunt held pre-doctoral practicum placements at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the Adolescent HIV Initiative and in the Neuropsychology Department (Psycho-Educational Evaluations), at the Culpeper Juvenile Correctional Center (Virginia Department of Juvenile Justice) in the Behavioral Services Unit, and at the Mary D. Ainsworth Psychological Clinic at the University of Virginia.
Dr. Hunt works with teens and adults with a range of Eating Disorders. She also runs the Teen Psychotherapy Support Group as well as the Adult Restrictive Eating Support Group.