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John D. Petry, LPCC-S



Student Development: Counseling Center


Email: John Petry, LPCC-S
Phone: 937-229-3141
112 Gosiger Hall
Website: Visit Site

  • M.S.Ed, Community Counseling, University of Dayton
  • M.A., Theological Studies, University of Dayton 
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Dayton

UD has been home to me for many years, so I am excited and honored to work with students in the Counseling Center. My theoretical orientation is grounded in Internal Family Systems and reflects influences from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, and Motivational Interviewing. My professional interests include depression, anxiety, grief and loss, chronic pain, addictions, and life transitions.

I enjoy helping students change their relationship with difficult thoughts, feelings, and behaviors so they can better meet the challenges of college life. I recognize the relationship between body, mind, and spirit and, for students who wish it, am open to including a faith perspective into therapy. 

When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family—including our two dogs, listening to classic jazz, reading, studying history, cultivating suburban meadows, and hiking.