About the Author
Marti Olsen Laney PsyD, MFT, Psychoanalyst
Dr. Marti Olsen Laney, is a marriage and family therapist. Marti has earned a doctorate degree in psychoanalysis, is an author, teacher and much sought-after public speaker (with a good amount of preparation time) on subjects close to her heart, such as the phenomena of introversion. She is in private practice in Portland, Oregon.
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, Marti was a librarian where, for five years, she donned clown outfits (and other get ups) and gave presentations and programs to children and adult patrons throughout the Inglewood Public Library System. She also developed management training programs and has trained employees at Rockwell International, First Interstate Bank and Ducommun, the oldest corporation in L.A. Marti has taught numerous classes, most recently at California State University, Northridge and the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. She gives workshops, seminars and presentations, usually wearing Groucho glasses.
Marti is an avid reader and a daily ink slinger. She and Michael have a mixed marriage, an Innie and an Outie, who pull each other inward and outward, it’s been a seesaw ride for 37 years. They also have mixed backgrounds in another way, Marti is Danish and Michael is Irish. They have two delightful married daughters. Tynna is married to Brian. Kristen is married to Gary. Her four grandchildren, who on the A. A. Milne Temperament Test rate as follows, Alicia is a Tigger, Kaitlin is a Tigger/Owl and Christopher is a Pooh and so is Emily, our newest addition born in June, 2002. Marti’s rating on the test is an Owl and Michael is a Tigger. It’s very bouncy in their family forest.