My career-long passion for encouraging emotional awareness in adults, adolescents, and pre-teens is exemplified by my books. I am the author of What Motivates Getting Things Done: Procrastination, Emotions, and Success; Emotions! Making Sense of Your Feelings; and,  Understanding Myself: A Kid’s Guide to Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings. 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 Thrive Global 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.

[Coming February 2018]


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Mary Lamia, Ph.D.​

Psychologist ~ Psychoanalyst ~ Professor ~ Author