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Marti Olsen Laney PsyD, MFT, Psychoanalyst

Dr. Marti Olsen Laney earned a doctorate degree in psychoanalysis, is an author, teacher, grandmother 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 lives in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Prior to becoming a psychoanalyst, 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 in California. She also developed management training programs and has trained employees at Rockwell International, First Interstate Bank and Ducommun.

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 49 years. They also have mixed backgrounds in another way, Marti is Danish and Michael is Irish. The authored a best-selling book on relationships: The Introvert and Extrovert in Love: Making it Work When Opposites Attract.

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Featured in Parent Map MagazineMarti is featured in a recent ParentMap magazine article, "Quiet Kids: How to Nurture Your Introverted Child," by Laura Mackenzie.