Being Human Podcast - Episode 57: Relationships, and All the Ways They Matter, w/ Dr. Bryan Violette

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 57 of the Being Human Podcast: Relationships, and All the Ways They Matter, w/ Dr. Bryan Violette 

Discussed in this episode: 

  • The power and importance of relationships in life and in mental health work;
  • How the security of relationships creates a safe space for different parts of ourselves to emerge; 
  • How early relationships shape our attachment, and the possibility of redeeming wounded attachments; 
  • The richness of the Catholic tradition and how it points to truth;
  • God’s patient love for us;
  • What parenthood reveals about God’s love;
  • Our intrinsic goodness and an exploration of why we behave in wounded ways; 
  • An unexpected benefit of Mentorship. 

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About Dr. Greg and the CatholicPsych Institute

Dr. Bottaro 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 that integrates Catholic philosophy and theology with sound, empirically validated psychology.

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. Under the mentorship of Fr. Benedict Groeschel, this experience helped him form a spirituality based on Abandonment to Divine Providence which he now applies to psychological principles in his practice. He learned from Fr. Benedict how to discern God's voice and live a life in service to others.

Six years after leaving NYC as a friar, he returned as a psychologist. The CatholicPsych Institute began there in 2012 and has since grown to 5 offices with 12 therapists serving clients around the globe.

Dr. Bottaro now lives in Connecticut with his wife Barbra and their six children. He actively avoids watching the news and spends his free time thinking up crazy new ideas on how to make the world a better place.