Greg Bottaro, Psy.D., Class of 2012
“It’s an exciting time for me on many levels, and I can now look back and see how the winding path makes sense in the end.”
Dr. Greg Bottaro is founding a private practice under the supervision of Dr. Philip Mango while also working with him at the St. Michael’s Institute for the Psychological Sciences. He’s also launched a new website:
“After finishing my internship at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington in August, I moved to New York City to start a private practice under the supervision of Dr. Philip Mango. I’m also working alongside Dr. Mango at the St. Michael’s Institute, a national alliance of mental health professionals who integrate psychology and psychiatry with the teachings of the Catholic Church.
As if all this activity isn’t enough, I became engaged shortly before graduation, so now I’m eagerly looking forward to starting a family along with a new career.
It’s an exciting time for me on many levels, and I can now look back and see how the winding path makes sense in the end.
My interest in the integration of Catholicism and psychology started at Boston College with Peter Kreeft. I was influenced by Catholic philosophy through his perspective, as well as others at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.
After college, I spent a few years discerning religious life with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFR) in New York City. Although I knew God was calling me to marriage, Franciscan spirituality has influenced the way I look at the world and what I want to do in my work.
As I begin this new chapter in my life, I cannot help but appreciate Jeremiah 29:11, “I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
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