Courtney Bolton, Ph.D.

Chief Behavioral Health Officer

Dr. Bolton oversees the development of our Behavioral Health program and care delivery for our Behavioral Health and Social Services teams. In this role, she is responsible for training our interdisciplinary medical teams in evidence-based care related to mental health, development, and social determinants of health. Prior to joining Imagine Pediatrics, Dr. Bolton founded and served as CEO of Veer, a mental health and care navigation platform tailored to meet the needs of working parents as an employee benefit at companies including Spotify, Chipper Cash, DoorDash, and Flywire. Prior to founding Veer, she served as the Chief Clinical Officer for Weldon (acquired by Spring Health), a service that connected parents with child development experts to provide personalized, evidence-based guidance and support. Dr. Bolton earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English from Vanderbilt University and received her doctorate in Counseling, Clinical, and School psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She completed her internship at the Help Group, a community mental health center and the largest non-public school system in California, and with The Help Group-UCLA Autism Research Alliance and UCLA Neuropsych Clinic. She continued her work at UCLA as a postdoctoral fellow and clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences where she conducted research, mentored graduate and undergraduate students, and provided therapeutic services. During her time at UCLA, she worked in the Center for Autism Research and Treatment as a member of the UCLA PEERS team and served as a fellow in the Tarjan Center, the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. Prior to working at UCLA, Dr. Bolton trained at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Colorado Children’s Hospital. She has published papers and articles on child development, educational readiness and resilience and has been a keynote lecturer on building friendship skills, belonging, performance, and stress management. Dr. Bolton resides in Nashville, TN with her husband and their four children.