Welcome to Kip, the Kull Initiative for Psychotherapy!

Kip, founded in 2013, was developed to advance the field of psychotherapy to meet the needs and demands of the 21st century mental health consumer AND practitioner. Kip’s mission is guided by three main principles:

  • Provide training, education, and supervision for emerging psychotherapists
  • Provide affordable psychotherapy services to the community
  • Make important contributions to the psychotherapy field by generating new knowledge about the psychotherapeutic process and its effectiveness

The Kip Clinic was developed in response to the changing landscape of mental health care and the specific needs of contemporary consumers of psychotherapy. The Kip Clinic provides affordable, accessible, and high-quality psychotherapy that is grounded in empirical and practical knowledge. Kip’s commitment to understanding and implementing the necessary ingredients for psychotherapeutic success that is driven by both practice and research makes us unique. The core of Kip’s philosophy, the value of the therapeutic relationship in achieving clinical success, is reflected in our mission to describe, measure, and evaluate the therapeutic relationship in our practice, training, and research.

Over the past several years, so many mental health graduate students entering the job market have told me about the challenges they face in finding solid training and practical experience in becoming a psychotherapist.  Our Kip Training Program–which includes our Kip Pathway to Licensure program and internships for graduate students–was developed specifically in response to this growing demand. Kip is able to provide low-cost services in part because our talented, emerging practitioners dedicate themselves to work tirelessly towards the development of knowledge, skills, and experience to become competent and successful psychotherapists. I am proud of the talent, motivation, and skill among our diverse and passionate.

Kip is also taking a fresh new approach to how the mental health field communicates with the general public about issues affecting our mental health, happiness, and well-being. By optimizing our use of current technologies and speaking to you in an honest, straightforward manner, we hope to make information and knowledge about mental health more accessible and down-to-earth than what one normally experiences and expects from experts in the field. Whether you are reading one of our blogs, following us on twitter or instagram, or attending one of our workshops or groups, we hope that your experience with us helps to reduce the stigma associated with conversations about mental health and starts you on a path towards a richer and fuller life.

Ryan M. Kull, PhD

KIP Director