Being Human Podcast - Episode 62: Relationship Q&A with Married Therapists: An Interview with Dr. Bryan & Teresa Violette

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 62 of the Being Human Podcast: Relationship Q&A with Married Therapists: An Interview with Dr. Bryan & Teresa Violette 

Discussed in this episode: 

  • The second episode in our three-part series on relationships;
  • What it’s like to be a therapist couple; 
  • How to offer fraternal correction in marriage while balancing your spouse's privacy and ability to help themselves; 
  • The dynamic-ness of intimacy and the importance of allowing yourself to be loved; 
  • How to ask for something without manipulating or forcing;
  • Being authentically in touch with your emotions;
  • The different styles of handling conflict;
  • How to see differences as strengths; 
  • How to bear one another's burdens in a healthy way.

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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.