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Kathryn Bottonari PhD

Kathryn Ann Bottonari PhD

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  • Assistant Professor
  • College of Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Academic Focus
  • Evidence-based Psychotherapy; Telehealth; Complex Pain; Substance Use Disorders
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Dr. Bottonari, PhD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Staff Psychologist with the Evidence-Based Psychotherapy Team, Mental Health Service Line, at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System in Charleston, SC.  She is also Assistant Professor of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina.  Her role at MUSC involves teaching/supervision. She has previously worked as Co-Investigator and Study Therapist on several NIH funded studies examining novel treatments for substance misuse, chronic pain, and PTSD. Dr. Bottonari's clinical practice aims to improve mental and physical health outcomes with evidence-based psychological treatments via Telemental Health. Dr. Bottonari is also a member of the Psychology Executive Committee for the Charleston Consortium.  Dr. Bottonari completed her B.A. in Psychology (cum laude) at Wellesley College and her M.A. in Psychology and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York.