Skip to main content

About the Author

Gregory Bottaro, PsyD
Executive Director
CatholicPsych Institute

Gregory Bottaro, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist and founder of the CatholicPsych Institute. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, a graduate school in Arlington, Virginia, that integrates Catholic philosophy and theology with sound, empirically validated psychology. Dr. Bottaro is the author of The Mindful Catholic: Finding God One Moment at a Time.

Before his degree, Dr. Bottaro discerned a religious vocation with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFRs). He lived four years in the Bronx, serving the poor in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi. He learned how to discern God's voice and live a life in service to others.

Six years after leaving New York City as a friar he returned as a psychologist. The CatholicPsych Institute began there in 2012 and has since grown to five offices with 12 therapists serving clients around the globe.

Published Pieces

A cross faces the sunrise

A Conversation on Catholic Mindfulness

Drs. Gregory Bottaro and James Link, both Catholic clinical psychologists, discuss Dr. Bottaro's work as founder of the CatholicPsych Institute and his work in the area of Catholic mindfulness.

Dr. Gregory Bottaro
Dr. James Link
Mar 24, 2022