Mary Helen Hunt, Ph.D.
Dr. Hunt maintains her own website and welcomes you to visit www.maryhelenhunt.com
Mary Helen Hunt is a licensed psychologist and nationally certified school psychologist with school-based and clinical experience. She completed a B.A. in Psychology at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA, and obtained her M.Ed., Ed.S. and Ph.D. degrees in School Psychology from Georgia State University.
Dr. Hunt specializes in the assessment of learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders and ADHD, and mindfulness-informed therapy practices for improving emotional and behavioral regulation skills. She conducts comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations for children, adolescents and adults. These evaluations can be used to get an overall view of a student's learning and behavioral profile for educational planning and decision-making, and are often used to apply for testing and classroom accommodations in elementary and secondary school, college and in graduate school.
Dr. Hunt’s therapy focus is with young people. She recognizes that difficult times are a normal part of life and wishes to improve her clients' capacity to manage during these times, as well as build skills for improved functioning overall. She has a keen interest in positive psychology, mindfulness-based practices in therapy, and draws upon neuroscience to help clients understand and strengthen the connection between mind and body. She enjoys empowering young people to develop skills that reduce anxiety, increase capacity for focused attention, and improve emotional and behavioral regulation skills. Dr. Hunt has completed yoga teacher certification and maintains a personal mindfulness practice.
With 18 years of experience in school settings and training as a school psychologist, Dr. Hunt understands the value of collaborative relationships in promoting student success. She has experience in school intervention programs such as the Student Support Team, RTI (response to intervention) process, and eligibility for Special Education and IEP processes.
• Psychoeducational evaluations
• Cognitive behavioral therapy with an emphasis on mindfulness
• Mindfulness-based groups for children and adolescents