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. 

Research Interest

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


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The Challenge of Being Latina: Personal, Political, and Economic: Education and Vocational Concerns.
Pietrantonio, K.R., & Llamas, J. D. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology 2019
The Challenge of Being Latina: Personal, Political, and Economic: Cultural Concerns and Social Justice.
Pietrantonio, K.R., & Llamas, J. D. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology 2019
In search of positive masculine role norms: Testing the Positive Psychology Positive Masculinity Paradigm
McDermott, R. C., Pietrantonio, K. R., Browning, B. R., McKelvey, D. K., Jones, Z. K, & Sevig, T. D. Psychology of Men & Masculinities 2019 1 20 12
A plan for addressing the student debt crisis in psychological graduate training: Commentary on ?Graduate debt in psychology: A quantitative analysis? (Doran et al., 2016).
Pietrantonio, K.R. & Garriott, P. Training and Education in Professional Psychology 2017 2 11


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • The American Psychological Association (2013-2018)