Kipp Pietrantonio, Ph.D. is a Counseling Psychologist originally from the Upper Penninsula of Michigan. Dr. Pietrantonio attended Grand Valley State University where he received a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology. Dr. Pietrantonio then received a Master's in Community Counseling followed by a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Dakota. Dr. Pietrantonio completed his APA Accreddited Internship at the University of California Santa Cruz - Counseling and Psychological Services followed by a Post Doctoral Fellowship at the University of Michigan - Counseling and Psychological Services. 

Following completion of his education, Dr. Pietrantonio was hired as a Senior Staff Psychologist at The Ohio State University Counseling and Consultation Service. He served as the Advanced Practicum Coordinator for two years and then took a position as a training director at the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Pietrantonio joined the faculty of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in January 2019.

Dr. Pietrantonio specializes in a variety of concerns including Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Cumpulsive Disorder, Phobias, Eating Disorders/Body Image Concerns, Men's Mental Health Concerns, and Treatment Resistant Depression. Dr. Pietrantonio has advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention, and generally works from a person centered approach. 

Dr. Pietrantonio has served in multiple professional roles including being elected to the American Psychological Association Committee on Socioeconomic Status where he served as Vice Chair from 2015-2016. He is currently serving on the APA Task Force for the Creation of Professional Practice Guidelines for Low-Income and Economically Marginalized People. 


Undergraduate School
Grand Valley State University (2008), Psychology
Other Post Graduate Training
University of North Dakota (2010)
Graduate School
University of North Dakota (2010), Counseling
Other Post Graduate Training
University of North Dakota (2013)
Graduate School
University of North Dakota (2013), Counseling Psychology
American Psychological Association Internship
University of California Santa Cruz (2013), Psychology
The University of Michigan - Counseling and Psychological Services (2014), Psychology

Research Interest

  • Clinical Efficacy
  • Men and Masculinities
  • Professional Issues in Psychology
  • Psychological Effects of Debt
  • Socioeconomic Status


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Honors & Awards

  • Kipp Pietrantonio, Ph.D.
    Jefferson Cup for Service with the APA Committee on Socioeconomic Status (2016)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • The American Psychological Association (2013-2018)