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Practicum Student

Ryan Bottary, Ph.D.

Phone: 484-440-9740, ext 719

Email: bottary@dragonflypsych.com


Media, PA

Practicum Student

Ryan Bottary received his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from Boston College and is currently completing a Clinical Psychology Respecialization Post-Doctorate at Widener University. Ryan has a particular clinical interest in anxiety-related disorders and sleep and uses an integrative approach to therapy, drawing on principles from cognitive behavioral, acceptance and commitment, and humanistic-existential psychotherapies.


Education and Training

Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, anticipated May 2025, Widener University

Certificate in Sleep, Circadian, and Respiratory Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School

Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston College

M.A. in Cognitive Neuroscience, Boston College

B.S. in Psychology, University of Massachusetts Amherst


Work Experience

T.H. Chan School of Medicine – Umass Medical School, Clinical Research Assistant

Massachusetts General Hospital, Clinical Research Coordinator


Recent Publications

Pace-Schott, E. F., Seo, J., & Bottary, R. (2022). The influence of sleep on fear extinction in trauma-related disorders. Neurobiology of Stress, 100500.

Bottary, R., Fields, E. C., Kensinger, E. A., & Cunningham, T. J. (2022). Age and chronotype influenced sleep timing changes during the first wave of the COVID‐19 pandemic. Journal of sleep research, 31(2), e13495.

Bottary, R., Seo, J., Daffre, C., Gazecki, S., Moore, K. N., Kopotiyenko, K., … & Pace-Schott, E. F. (2020). Fear extinction memory is negatively associated with REM sleep in insomnia disorder. Sleep, 43(7), zsaa007.

Pace-Schott, E. F., Bottary, R. M., Kim, S. Y., Rosencrans, P. L., Vijayakumar, S., Orr, S. P., … & Simon, N. M. (2018). Effects of post-exposure naps on exposure therapy for social anxiety. Psychiatry research, 270, 523-530.

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