Dr. Stacy Hunt “Epigenetics of mental health disorders including eating disorders and addictions”. She answers just that on PHIT for a Queen podcast:
- Her personal journey lead her to career that she shares a passion and common bond with her clients.
- Work with genetics has shown significant correlation with heritability and risk for eating disorders, & substance abuse.
- Personality traits put us at risk but the environment pulls the trigger.
- Looking at the triggers we face: athletic pressure, body image in media, & increased pressure to eat healthy.
Where you can find Dr. Hunt:
Main Phone Number: (267) 755-9333
Newtown Therapy & Wellness Center
17 Barclay Street, Building A
Newtown, PA 18940
(Mailing address only is 444 S. State St. Newtown PA 18940 Building A)
Fax: (215) 550-6966
So you know she is legit:
Dr. Stacy Hunt, Clinical Psychologist, is Co-Director at Bucks Support Service as well a Newtown Therapy & Wellness Center. 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 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). She currently serves on the board for the Greater Philadelphia chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals. Several of her academic research papers have been published in peer-reviewed professional journals on various developmental topics.
In addition to her work with patients suffering from mood and anxiety disorders, Dr. Hunt specializes in eating disorders, substance abuse, ADHD, Sport and Performance Psychology, as well as working with people in the LGBTQI community. 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. 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 has also trained 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.