Dr. Greg Bottaro

Psychologist & Founder, CatholicPsych Institute

Dr. Greg Bottaro is a Catholic psychologist, founder of the CatholicPsych Institute and developer of the CatholicPsych Model of Applied Personalism (CPMAP). He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, and works to integrate Catholic philosophy and theology with relevant psychology.


Before his degree, Dr. Bottaro discerned a religious vocation with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFRs). He lived in the Bronx for four years, serving the poor in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi. Under the mentorship of Fr. Benedict Groeschel, this experience taught him deep a spirituality based on Abandonment to Divine Providence, the clearest path to true peace in this world. He learned from Fr. Benedict how to discern God’s voice and live a life in service to others.


In 2012, six years after leaving the friars in NYC to study psychology in Washington, DC, he returned to Manhattan as a psychologist and founded the CatholicPsych Institute, which has continued to grow and serve clients around the world.


Dr. Bottaro currently lives in Connecticut with his wife Barbra and their seven children.


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