​ John Panepinto, PsyD, LCMHCS, NCC



Dr. Panepinto has authored articles and books on development, fatherhood, resilience, and sports psychology. He has authored and presented workshops, and been a keynote speaker on development, self-regulation, parenting, father involvement, the unique needs and attributes of boys, and resiliency.

Clinical Psychologist

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Sports and Performance Psychologist

Dr. Panepinto has over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. He holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Master's in Counseling and has worked in clinical, educational, and private settings. Dr. Panepinto takes a developmental approach, framing counseling within the stage of life and key developmental tasks. 

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Panepinto provides clinical services for Carolina Developmental Pediatrics in Apex, NC. Also, he provides clinical supervision for practitioners pursuing licensure. 

A former elite competitor with a specialty in Sports Psychology, Dr. Panepinto has worked with athletes in several sports to help raise performance, achieve goals, and increase confidence. In addition, he is a certified "Professional" by the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and has written articles on psychology and development for the PTR Journal.

These experiences, along with raising two children (now men) have helped him to frame healthy development and well-being in a long-term perspective and inform his current practice of helping others.

 Dr. Panepinto holds several certifications including Child and Adolescent Trauma Specialist, Sports Counseling, and Telehealth