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Dr. Friedman is a devoted psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, clinical supervisor, consultant, presenter, writer and Johns Hopkins faculty member in the DC metro area. In 2013, the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute honored her for teaching excellence. As an adjuvant to her clinical work, she provides consultation to independent school heads and their board chairs and to university administrators and faculty as well as other educational and corporate leaders. Also, she is a trustee, and recent past governance chair, on the board of the McLean School of Maryland; currently, she serves of their Race, Equity, Diversity & Inclusivity Committee.

Dr. Friedman has presented, nationally, on an array of psychoanalytic topics. She has a deep commitment to bringing psychoanalytic ideas to bear in everyday endeavors. Toward this end, she has written over 100 columns for the popular media, including over 40 articles for the Washington Post. Her Washington Business Journal column, “Corporations on the Couch,” was nationally-syndicated. Her professional publications and presentations have focused on clinical technique, applying psychoanalytic concepts to career development and organizational dynamics in independent schools. She has pioneered the concept of psychodynamically informed, career assessment.


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If you are seeking consultation from a clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst in the DC metro area. I welcome your call: 301.656.9650.



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