Psy.D. Program Faculty: Mary Lamia, Ph.D.

Mary Lamia, PhD
Half-Time Institute Faculty

BA Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, 1971
MA Educational Psychology, San Francisco State University, 1973
PhD Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, 1977

In addition to being a professor at the Wright Institute, Dr. Lamia maintains a private practice in Marin County, working with adults, adolescents, preteens, and couples. Extending psychological knowledge to the public has been Dr. Lamia’s endeavor throughout her career. She has provided commentary for numerous television, radio, and print media interviews and discussions, and for nearly a decade, hosted a weekly call-in talk show, KidTalk with Dr. Mary, on Radio Disney stations.

She is the author of What Motivates Getting Things Done: Procrastination, Emotions, and Success; Understanding Myself: A Kid’s Guide to Intense Emotions and Strong Feelings; Emotions! Making Sense of your Feelings; and co-authored The Upside of Shame: Therapeutic Interventions Using the Positive Aspects of a “Negative” Emotion, and The White Knight Syndrome: Rescuing Yourself from Your Need to Rescue Others. She also blogs for Psychology Today, Therapy Today, and Huffington’s Thrive Global websites.