Mary Lamia, Ph.D.         


As clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst I work with adults, adolescents, and preteens in my Kentfield, California private practice. I am also a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. Teaching the public about the psychology of human behavior has been something I've done for over 35 years. For nearly a decade I hosted a weekly call-in talk show, KidTalk with Dr. Mary, on Radio Disney stations, and have provided opinions in many media interviews and discussions. Click on the  navigation bar to take a look at my books: For young adults (adults, too), Emotions! Making Sense of Your Feelings; for preteens, Understanding Myself: A Kid's Guide to Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings; and for adults, The White Knight Syndrome: Rescuing Yourself From Your Need to Rescue Others. Forthcoming books include Procrastinator Or Not: Making the Most of the Motivation That Drives You and The Upside of Shame. Please visit my blogs at  and

Contact Information

Office Address: 1030 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Kentfield CA 94904
Mailing Address: P.O.Box 163, Kentfield CA 94914-0163
Telephone: 415/457-2839 (office); 415/302-8049 (mobile)

Memberships and Affiliations

American Psychological Association

Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association

Italian-American Psychological Society

California State Psychological Association

Marin County Psychological Association
Board Member, The Tomkins Institute: Applied Studies in Motivation, Emotion, and Cognition

Editorial Advisory Board, Children’s Book Division, American Psychological Association

Advisory Board, America's Angel: Raising the bar on raising America



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