WHAT WE DO & WHY WE DO IT

The CatholicPsych Institute was formed to answer the great need of today’s Catholics. Catholics need psychology that is consistent with the truth and dignity of the human person. Secular psychology does not offer that consistency; it tries to treat the person without understanding the person. That’s like shooting arrows in the dark!  Catholic Psychology turns on the lights, and the CatholicPsych Institute provides resources and services that hit the mark.

The CatholicPsych Institute was founded by Dr. Gregory Bottaro, a clinical psychologist now practicing in Connecticut serving the greater New York Metropolitan area and many others through online therapy. He received his Psy.D. (Doctorate in Clinical Psychology) from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, a graduate school in Arlington, VA that integrates Catholic philosophy and theology with sound, empirically validated psychology.

Before finishing his degree, Dr. Bottaro discerned a religious vocation with the Community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFRs). He lived four years in the Bronx, serving the poor in the tradition of St. Francis. These years were emotionally, spiritually, and professionally formative as he tested his vocation and ultimately felt the prompting of God’s will to pursue family life. Six years after leaving NYC as a friar Dr. Bottaro returned as a psychologist. His aim is fundamentally the same – to serve. Instead of serving those suffering material poverty, he now seeks to serve those with psychological needs.

There are many different types of psychological needs. CatholicPsych therapists are trained to provide treatment for the worst types of psychological suffering, as well as provide a therapeutic atmosphere to gain insight into some of life’s basic adjustments and issues. Contact us today to find out how we can help you.

OUR TEAM

GREGORY BOTTARO, PSY.D.

Director

BRYAN VIOLETTE, PSY.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Teresa Violette, LPC

Therapist Associate

VALERIE VINCENT

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

SEAN FAULKNER, MA

Therapist Associate

Maureen O’Connell, LPC

Therapist Associate