Dr. Lisa Damour
Consulting Psychologist, Laurel School
NYT Best Selling Author, Untangled and Under Pressure
Lisa Damour, Ph.D. is a Founder of Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls, writes the monthly Adolescence column for the Well Family section of the New York Times, and is a regular contributor at CBS News.
She serves as a Senior Advisor to the Schubert Center for Child Studies at Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Damour maintains a private psychotherapy practice and also consults and speaks internationally. She is the author of numerous academic papers, chapters, and books related to education and child development. Her New York Times best-selling book, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, was released by Random House in February 2016. Untangled has been hailed by Dr. Michael Thompson as "the best description of the female adolescent journey that I have ever read" and by Dr. Madeline Levine as "mandatory reading." Her second book, Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls, was published by Random House in February 2019.
Dr. Damour graduated with honors from Yale University and then worked for the Yale Child Study Center before earning her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Michigan. She has held fellowships from Yale’s Edward Zigler Center in Child Development and Social Policy and from the University of Michigan’s Power Foundation.