​​The White Knight Syndrome 

Rescue Yourself From Your Need to Rescue Others

What Motivates Getting Things Done

Procrastination, Emotions, and Success

My career-long passion for encouraging emotional awareness in adults, adolescents, and pre-teens is exemplified by my books. I am the author of Emotions! Making Sense of Your Feelings, Understanding Myself: A Kid’s Guide to Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings; and an upcoming book, What Motivates Getting Things Done: Procrastination, Emotions, and Success. I co-authored The White Knight Syndrome: Rescuing Yourself from Your Need to Rescue Others and a forthcoming book, The Upside of Shame. My blog posts for Psychology Today, Therapy Today, and How Do I Date websites illustrate my endeavor to convey an understanding of emotion and its significant role in who we become. With that same goal in mind, I am also a professor in the doctoral program of the Wright Institute in Berkeley and I have a private practice in Kentfield, California.

Understanding Myself ​​A Kid's Guide to Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings

 Coming in 2017                  Coming in 2017


Making Sense of Your Feelings

The Upside of Shame

Mary Lamia, Ph.D.​

Psychologist ~ Psychoanalyst ~ Professor ~ Author