Cynthia Hunt, M.D.

Director of Counseling Services/Director of Admissions/Associate Director of Human Formation


Dr. Cynthia Hunt, a board member of the Catholic Medical Association, is a graduate of Loyola Stritch School of Medicine. Her professional experience has included Board Certification and practice in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Psychiatry, which includes a year of fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She maintains Active Staff privileges at the  Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, where she recently completed a three year term as Chief of Psychiatry. Dr. Hunt has been privileged to work within the CMA for many years and is a frequent speaker for CMA and other organizations in national and local venues.  She is Chair of the National CMA Opioid Task Force, meets with US Department of Health and Human Services on a regular basis, and has attended an international meeting on addictions at the Vatican.  She received an award in 2019 in Washington DC for “Lifetime Achievement in Catholic Healthcare” for her work with the opioid crisis.

She also serves the Catholic Church in the Exorcism and Deliverance ministry as psychiatric consultant to priests, exorcists and Bishops. She is the Director of the Holy Alliance Support Ministry, Advisory Board Member for the Pope Leo XIII Institute and Board Member of the Foundation of Prayer for Priests. An accomplished pianist and Lay Carmelite, she has been blessed with her husband of over 30 years and their three children.

Conference/Workshop Presentation

“The Opioid Crisis”, presentation given multiple times in venues across the United States 2018 to present

“Catholics and Spiritual Warfare”, NAPA Institute Summer Conference 2019

“The Role of the Medical and Mental Health Professional in Exorcism and Deliverance”, several presentations from 2016 to the present

“Healing the Whole Person”, SCRC 2013, Anaheim, CA (and subsequently in other venues)

“Physician, Heal Thyself”, Converging Roads, 2020


Education, Certification, and Awards

UC Davis – Bachelor of Science Degree, Biochemistry, 1979

Loyola Stritch School of Medicine – Medical Degree, 1984

Award Recipient of Golden Medallion for Scholarship, Leadership and Service, 1984

Loyola University Medical Center
Completed Residencies in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, 1984 to 1988

UCSF Fresno – General Psychiatry Training, 1997 to 1999

UC Davis – Child and Adolescent Fellowship Training, 1999 to 2000

Board Certification – Internal Medicine, 1988 to Present

Board Certification – Pediatrics, 1990 to 1997

Board Certification – Psychiatry, 2007 to Present