Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Violette recently completed his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the Institute for the Psychological Sciences. His dissertation research focused largely on developing a specific psychotherapy designed to address the struggles of contemporary men within the framework of a Catholic anthropology.

Dr. Violette first discerned his call to study psychology while studying theology at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, CT, not far from his hometown of Wethersfield. Combined with his volunteer work serving the underprivileged in local impoverished areas and learning firsthand how devastating mental illness can be to family life, Dr. Violette was impassioned to attend to the growing need for professional care from a Catholic standpoint.


Dr. Violette received Master of Sciences and Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences. Prior to his studies in psychology, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Central Connecticut State University, where he minored in Religious Studies.


Dr. Violette has worked for four years as a general practitioner at Catholic Charities and the Institute for the Psychological Sciences. He provided professional care to populations in Arlington, Virginia and Denver, Colorado. His therapeutic interventions at these sites included individual, family, marital, child, and group therapy. He also spent a year at the Washington D.C. Superior Court assisting troubled urban youth whose psychological struggles entangled them in the court system.

Areas of Expertise

  Individual Adult Psychotherapy

  Men’s Issues

  Adolescent Issues

  Marital Relationship Enhancement

  Sexual Addiction