The Upside of
Mary Lamia, Ph.D.
Psychologist ~ Psychoanalyst ~ Professor ~ Author
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 and Therapy Today 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.