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Samantha Helmeczi

 

Samantha Helmeczi, M.A., Psy.D. Candidate (Supervised Therapist) 
Ms. Helmeczi completed her doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology at Medaille College located in Buffalo, New York. Her degree will be conferred in December 2020. She received her Master’s degree in Psychology from Medaille College in 2017 and her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Psychology from Brock University in 2014. She recently completed her pre-doctoral internship at Central New York Psychiatric Center (CNYPC), Midstate Correctional Facility (MSCF), and the Residential Mental Health Unit (RMHU) at the Marcy Correctional Facility in Marcy, New York. Her pre-doctoral internship primarily focused on clinical, forensic, and health psychology with adult men and women involved in the criminal justice system. 
Ms. Helmeczi received clinical training in the following mental health settings: school, outpatient, inpatient, and prison. In addition, she has worked with children, adolescents, and adults presenting with various mental health presentations such as anxiety, depression, adjustment concerns, trauma, psychosis, and character pathology. She is currently in the process of registering for supervised practice with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and aspires to obtain competency in clinical and counselling psychology.
With respect to her treatment approach, Ms. Helmeczi primarily works from a cognitive behavioral framework while simultaneously implementing motivational interviewing and mindfulness-based techniques and strategies. Moreover, Ms. Helmeczi acknowledges and emphasizes the importance of the client-therapist relationship and seeks to help clients in a collaborative, warm, and non-judgmental manner.