Marriage counseling | Washington DC

Marriage counseling can benefit couples in many ways. Couple’s therapy can be useful to couple’s wishing to improve their relationship. Beyond practicing psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy, I have considerable training and experience in marriage counseling. In the early 1980’s, I completed specialized training in marriage counseling and couple’s therapy. Since that time, I have devoted a significant part of my practice to working with couples. Providing marriage counseling in Washington DC, I have come to appreciate that good marriage counseling can transform a relationship.

My experience has been consistent with clinical research findings showing that marriage counseling helps even very distressed couples.

Marriage counseling benefits couples. It helps couple’s to:

  • step into each others’ shoes and understand each others’ perspectives
  • become emotionally closer
  • develop a mutually agreed upon way to approach child (and, adolescent) rearing
  • blend families
  • deal with infidelity
  • increase emotional intimacy
  • difficulties with commitment
  • improve sexual intimacy
  • work on sexual difficulties
  • deal with conflicts around money
  • deal with conflicts around religious differences
  • deepen their understanding of, and empathy for, each other
  • strengthen their marriage or relationship
  • assess whether their relationship concerns are optimally addressed in, individual therapy, marriage counseling, both or in some other way
  • deal with strains associated with extended family members, such as in-laws
  • address work-a-holism
  • deal with traumatic losses
  • co-parent during or following a divorce
  • co-parent during a parent’s illness
  • integrate a new step parent after the death of a parent (both while children are still at home and after they become adults)
  • figure out how to help an adult child who is having difficulty launching into the world of school or work
    deal with anger, rage and hurt

Individuals and/or couples who are uncertain as to whether their difficulties would respond best to individual or couple’s therapy are welcome to call me, at: 240.483.3530. To streamline things, leave your name and evening numbers.

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Dr. Lynn Friedman

Dr. Lynn Friedman, Ph.D., FABP, is a Clinical Psychologist, a Supervising and Training Analyst, and a Clinical Supervisor in full-time, private practice. She provides evaluation, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis as well as supervision to psychoanalysts-in-training and other mental health professionals. Beyond this, she is a board certified, psychoanalyst who teaches at Johns Hopkins University and the Washington Baltimore Center for Psychoanalysis.

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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.