​ John Panepinto, PsyD, LPCS, NCC

Dr. Panepinto has been helping athletes and coaches to optimize performance for over two decades. As a certified tennis professional (highest designation of the Professional Tennis Registry) and former elite competitor, he has a comprehensive view of development as an athlete, coach, and individual. With a specialty in Sports Psychology and Sports Counseling (Certified Sports Counselor accredited by the International Sports Professionals Association), he has offered a variety of services to athletes, performers, writers, and coaches. He has written articles for Tennis Pro, The International Sports Professionals Association (ISPA), and has been featured in articles on the martial arts. In addition, he has developed content and courses on Mental Toughness for athletes and parents, as well as CEU courses for the ISPA.

Sports Psychology Services:

  • Face-to-face Coaching
  • Counseling
  • Consultation
  • E-Coaching (video, phone, email): an excellent distance option 

To inquire about services please use the contact page.

Published Articles by Dr. Panepinto:

Keys to Mental toughness

The Competitive Mindset as Part of a Comprehensive Structure

The Development of Self in Coaching: How Meaning-Making Influences the Coach-Player Relationship

Developing a Resilient Mindset: The Two Processes of Intentional Progress 

Motivation and Performance: An Inside-Out Approach

Letting it Happen: Removing the Obstacles to Flow  (In press)

Untying the Knots of Self-Talk  (In Press)


(Content and Courses developed By Dr. Panepinto)

A Course in Mental Toughness

Helping Young Athletes Grow Mentally Tough: Lifetime Skills Parents Can Teach Their Children-- On and Off The Field

The Arc of Peak Performance delivers the important psychological essentials to complement the physical skills and strategies of your sport on the path to competitive excellence. The Arc offers a developmental approach to the psychology of sports and competition, providing a dependable foundation for the changes required at each stage to unlock peak performance. In this workbook you will discover a framework of the most important psychological concepts to structure your learning and improvement. 

Sports and Performance Psychology

New Workbook!

The Arc of Peak Performance:

A Developmental Approach to the Psychology of Sports and Competition