About Dr. Lami’s Wealth Psychology

My wealth psychology work is unique in the wealth management industry. I assist family offices, family businesses and global UHNW families, at times across the generations, manage the non-fiscal aspects of their lives, and wealth. My focus is mostly on people and the quality of their lives, while we explore many aspects such as estate planning & wealth transfer, wealth parenting or resolving conflicts. I help families, couples, and individuals with what matters to them emotionally and mentally, and less on the day-to-day decisions of wealth management.

“Dr. Lami has profound insight and wisdom that is beyond textbook knowledge. She possesses a gift for understanding people and their inner workings. She is gifted with intuition and insight that is unique. Her work has caused us to understand ourselves better, find solutions to our challenges and take actions to resolve whatever was needed.”

S. S. Business Owner, Los Angeles, CA, USA

I myself come from a family business background and have experienced first-hand the impact that money has on our emotional and mental wellbeing and the quality of our relationships. Working through my own challenges, my experience and qaulifications have given me both a personal and professional understanding of the challenges faced by my clients.

I have worked in the field for more than eighteen years, helping individuals, couples, and families around the world address challenges created by their financial status, has rendered me international exposure in the field of wealth psychology & personal development.

I hold a Ph.D and MSc in psychology and I am also a board member and licensed clinical psychologist in the US, an APA Member (American Psychological Association) and chartered psychologist with the British Psychological Society. 


Wealth Psychology: Philosophy and Approach

My work focuses on finding creative and relevant solutions to the non-financial challenges of wealth. I do so by facilitating, advising, educating and coaching clients to develop a deeper understanding of their respective mind-sets and the impact that emotional intelligence has on matters relating to wealth, relationships, parenting, family, planning and succession.

Emotional intelligence (EQ) has a direct impact on performance in every aspect of our lives. Just as our IQ determines our capacity to learn, EQ determines the quality of our relationships and our financial wellbeing.


“I have shared with you in one meeting things about me, more than I have shared with my wife in 50 years of marriage”

A client confides to Dr Lami

My clients have referred to me as a “Heart and Mind Alchemist”. The reason is that they have observed my skill at perceiving what lies below the surface. I see my clients’ greatness and empower them to create positive, long-term change. Unveiling inner dynamics helps clients break through limitations. And overcoming obstacles that stand in the way of accomplishing their goals.

No two people and no two families are the same. As such, there can be no blueprint for my work. The needs of every client are unique. For this reason, all of my work is tailored to the specific needs of the clients. Initially it involves meeting with clients for an informal conversation in a safe space to learn about their issues. More importantly, their lives and what matters to them. Then I put together a plan designed to serve their specific needs and our journey begins…  


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As well as the abundance of practical experience that I bring to my work, I hold:

    • A Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology
    • An MSc in Industrial Psychology
    • A license as a Clinical Psychologist with the California Board of Psychology
    • A license as a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society
    • A license as a Clinical Hypnotherapist.

Wealth psychology, therapy and counseling

Dr Lami speaking engagements

Dr. Lami’s Contribution to Wealth Psychology

Dr Lami is a UHNW psychologist who is listed on Spears 500 as one of the top recommended wealth psychologist. Dealing with financial wellbeing for UHNW. She is wildly published and has contributed significantly to the body of literature on the psychology of relationships and the psychology of wealth, including numerous articles and a regular column. She is also a contributor to Deepak Chopra’s book, Roadmap to Success, on the subject of affluenza and wealth psychology.

Dr. Lami’s work as a UHNW and wealth psychologist has been featured in international and national media, including CNN, BBC, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Financial Times, Worth Magazine, and Financial Advisor Magazine.

Based on her Ph.D. research findings, her own recently completed book uncovers universal core practices to achieving a better wellbeing – be it mental, emotional, financial or spiritual – which are the 4 pillars for greater wellbeing. 

Dr Lami is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and events. She also acts as an expert witness, helping with issues relating to the psychological effects of money & wealth, affluenza, child support, and various legal proceeding.

She taught her Executive MBA course on the Psychology of Wealth designed for the Executive MBA Program in Asset and Wealth Management at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

Dr Lami also offers continuing education courses designed to equip private bankers, financial advisors, CPA’s, attorneys, mental health professionals as well as other asset and wealth management professionals with a greater knowledge and understanding about the psychology of wealth, and the emotional and non-financial complexities surrounding wealth management and wealth transfer.

Through her PhD research findings, and experience as a wealth psychologist, Dr. Lami introduced her Pillars for Wealth Parenting © program, which is designed to have parents and their offspring, develop the awareness, skills and capabilities that allow the evolution of values and attitudes that are necessary to develop healthy relationship with money and wealth.