psychoanalyst in dc metro areaClinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst in DC Metro Area

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 on 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.


  • Ph.D., Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A., Psychology, Minor: Comparative Literature, Magna Cum Laude, Clark University

Postgraduate Education

  • Graduate, Adult Psychoanalysis, Washington Institute of Psychoanalysis

Faculty Positions

  • Associate Faculty, Mental Health Counseling Program, Johns Hopkins University, 2005 – current
  • Associate Faculty, School of Business & Education, Johns Hopkins University, 1999 – 2006
  • Visiting Faculty, Department of Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University, 1986 – 1999
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor of Evaluation, Policy & Planning, The Heinz School (formerly, SUPA), Carnegie Mellon University (1989 – 1992)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh, 1988-1996
  • Instructor and Teaching Fellow, University of Pittsburgh, 1978 – 1986

Psychoanalytic Certifications & Leadership Roles

  • Training and Supervising Analyst, Washington Baltimore Psychoanalyst Institute
  • Fellow, Adult Psychoanalysis, Board Certified by the American Board of Psychoanalysis
  • COVID-19, American Psychoanalytic Association Advisory Committee
  • Teaching Analyst, Washington Baltimore Psychoanalytic Institute
  • Chair, Fellowship Program, Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, Washington DC, 2014 – 2017
  • Chair, Recruitment Committee, Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis
  • Member, Steering Committee, Psychoanalytic Studies Program, Washington Baltimore Psychoanalytic Institute
  • Member, Institute Council (analogous to Education Committee), Washington Baltimore Psychoanalytic Institute
  • Member, Candidate’s Progress Committee, Washington Baltimore Psychoanalytic Institute

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