Dr. Panepinto has over 25 years experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. He holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Masters in Counseling, and has worked in clinical, educational, and private settings. Starting at as a counselor at North Carolina State University, Dr. Panepinto has worked in elementary, middle, and high school settings and has served as a Consultant for early childhood programs. He served on a school-based mental health team which included emergency services assessment. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Panepinto provides clinical services for Carolina Developmental Pediatrics in Apex, NC, as well as 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 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 authors the blog, A Father's Path. Visit the blog at:
Dr. Panepinto holds several certifications including Child and Adolescent Trauma Specialist, Sports Counseling and Telehealth
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
Sports and Performance Psychologist
Dr. Panepinto has authored articles and books on development, fatherhood, resilience, and sports psychology. In addition, he authors, presents workshops and has been a keynote speaker on development, self-regulation, parenting, father involvement, the unique needs and attributes of boys, and resiliency.
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Previously published articles:
Supporting the Emotional Life of Boys: Changing the Playbook at the Heart (Panepinto, J, 2018)
Our Four Fathers: Considering Development in the Helping Process (Panepinto, J, 2018)
Vertical Development: 5 Ways for Practitioners to Grow Personally and Professionally (Panepinto, J, 2018) Also Published in the New England Psychologist
The Developing Self: Joy and Grief in Ego Evolution (Panepinto, J, 2018).
For Better or Worse: Looking at Intimate Relationships through a Developmental Lens (Panepinto, J, 2018)
In AttitudeMag.com: Fatherhood Rules: How to Be a Good Dad When Your Child Needs You Most
The Most Important Question in Relationships (Panepinto, J, 2020)
John Panepinto, PsyD, LCMHCS, NCC