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Dr. Mary C. Lamia

Psychologist

Dr. Mary Lamia’s career-long passion for encouraging emotional awareness in adults, adolescents, and pre-teens is exemplified by her books. She is 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. She co-authored The White Knight Syndrome: Rescuing Yourself from Your Need to Rescue Others and a forthcoming book, The Upside of Shame: Therapeutic Interventions Using the Positive Aspects of a “Negative” Emotion. She is also a professor in the doctoral program of the Wright Institute in Berkeley and has a private practice in Kentfield, California.
Dr. Mary C. Lamia
Specializes in:
  • Psychotherapy
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Kentfield, California
  • University of California
  • Accepting new patients

The Many Faces of Anxiety and Why It Can Be a Friend

The Many Faces of Anxiety and Why It Can Be a Friend

The designation of emotions as positive or negative has little to do with their value, but instead involves how they motivate us by the way they make us feel. Nevertheless, there...