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

Dr. Friedman is a devoted psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, clinical psychologist, 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. In 2020, the President of the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis recognized her for her contributions to the institute in, “behind the scenes”.  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, from 2015 – 2021 she served as a trustee, and governance chair, on the board of the McLean School of Maryland; from 2018 – 2021, she served on their Race, Equity, Diversity & Inclusivity (REDI) Committee.

Dr. Friedman has presented, nationally, on an array of psychoanalytic topics. Beyond her professional presentations and articles, 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
  • Teaching Analyst, Washington Baltimore Psychoanalytic Institute
  • Chair, Recruitment Committee, Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis
  • Member, Candidates Progress Committee, Washington Baltimore Psychoanalytic Institute
  • Member, Steering Committee, Psychoanalytic Studies Program, Washington Baltimore Psychoanalytic Institute
  • Member, Institute Council (analogous to Education Committee), Washington Baltimore Psychoanalytic Institute
  • Chair, Fellowship Program, Washington Center for Psychoanalysis, Washington DC, 2014 – 2017

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I provide psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, clinical consultation, supervision & executive coaching. If you are seeking consultation from a psychologist, psychoanalyst, in DC, feel free to call me: 240.483.3530.