As a 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 an endeavor throughout my career. 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 numerous media interviews and discussions. My books include: Emotions! Making Sense of your Feelings (young adult and adult); Understanding Myself: A Kid's Guide to Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings (preteens); and, The White Knight Syndrome: Rescue Yourself From Your Need to Rescue Others (adult). Forthcoming books are What Motivates Getting It Done: Procrastinating Or Not and The Upside of Shame

Please visit my blog posts at:  Psychology Today; How Do I Date; and Therapy Today.

Mary Lamia, Ph.D.

       Psychologist - Professor - Author

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

The White Knight Syndrome 

Rescue Yourself From Your Need to Rescue Others


Making Sense of Your Feelings