Dr. Lynn Friedman values the uniqueness of the individual
I am a clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst on the Washington DC border (technically, in Bethesda/Chevy Chase, Maryland).
People seek me out to deepen their self-understanding with the aim of mastering: anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trouble being open and trusting, the “impostor syndrome” (which is, not a real ‘diagnosis’, rather it refers to people who are successful but who do not entirely trust in their capacities), workplace dissatisfaction and an array of other concerns. I work best with people who want to deepen their understanding of themselves. Professionally, my practice is weighted heavily toward attorneys, academicians, physicians, mental health professionals, entrepreneurs and students (ranging from doctoral candidates to middle school students).
Also, I see people with a wide array of professional backgrounds and interests, including some who are pursuing paths off-the-beaten-track as well as those who are in the process of attempting to find their passions.
In addition to providing psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis to laypeople, I am a Board Certified Psychoanalyst and a Supervising and Training Analyst. This means that I have been appointed to provide psychoanalysis and supervision to Psychoanalysts-in-Training. Beyond this, I provide supervision (technically, consultation) for licensed professionals, including, not only graduate psychoanalysts and psychoanalytic candidates but also licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals who are seeking to deepen their skills in psychodynamic psychotherapy.
Also, reflecting the vibrant fabric of Washington DC’s cosmopolitan and international community, I see people from all over the U.S. and from all over the world, representing all races and creeds. I value this diversity and recognize the important role that culture plays.
About Washington DC Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Dr. Lynn Friedman
I am a Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, a Clinical Supervisor and an Executive Coach.
Learn more about what happens when you call for psychotherapy or psychoanalysis.
Clinical Supervision and Consultation
I am very active in providing psychodynamic therapy and psychoanalysis. Also, I devote a substantial part of my practice to providing clinical supervision and consultation. As a Training and Supervising Analyst, I am approved to provide supervision to psychoanalysts-in-training. As an adjuvant to this, I provide clinical consultation to graduate psychoanalysts wishing to deepen their analytic skills and to more fully develop their analytic practices. I supervise (aka as providing consultation) licensed psychotherapists at each stage in their journey. This has been a longstanding interest of mine, and I greatly enjoy it. Similarly, for decades, I have taught at the post-graduate and University level.
Teaching at the Washington Baltimore Psychoanalytic Institute
Since 2005, I’ve taught in various capacities at the WBPI. My teaching of psychoanalysts-in-training has entailed courses in, psychoanalytic technique, continuous case conference, the experience of the clinician, psychoanalytic writing, pathological formations and human development. Also, from 2014 – 2017, I chaired the psychoanalytic fellowship. Currently, I play a major role in reaching out to clinicians who may be interested in pursuing psychoanalytic training.
Johns Hopkins University & Carnegie Mellon University Teaching & University of Pittsburgh
I’ve been on the faculty at Johns Hopkins University since 1999, serving in both the clinical counseling program and the business school. From 1986 – 1999, I served on the faculty at Carnegie Mellon in Psychology and in the Heinz School of Public Policy. Prior to that, I taught at the University of Pittsburgh (1979 -1986).
Consultation and Board of Trustees work with Independent Schools
Since 1989, I have provided consultation to heads of independent schools, in Pittsburgh, New York City, Washington DC and elsewhere. From 2015 – 2021, I served as Trustee, and as the Chair of the Governance Committee (2017 – 2019), at the McLean School in Potomac, Maryland. Also, I have published, and presented, extensively on building healthy independent schools, inclusivity, learning from crisis and related topics for the National Association of Independent Schools. I greatly enjoy this work.
Consultation to Universities
Most recently, I have begun providing consultation to universities regarding their mental health outreach to undergraduates and graduate students.
Work with me
I provide psychodynamic therapy and psychoanalysis to those living in the Greater Washington, DC, area. Also, I provide supervision to licensed, clinicians (actually, “clinical consultation”) to clinicians and psychoanalysts, elsewhere. Finally, I provide executive coaching and organizational consultation, within and outside of DC.
Finally, I should mention that in addition to being licensed in Washington, DC and Maryland, I hold a Psypact license. Therefore I can provide teletherapy to people in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. In the next few months, Washington State and Indiana will be added to the list. And Michigan, Massachusetts, South Carolina, Idaho, Rhode Island and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are coming soon. Although, currently, the people who I see are based in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia, I provide psychodynamic and psychoanalytic clinical supervision (aka consultation) to licensed clinicians throughout the U.S. Beyond this, I am open to providing psychoanalysis to individuals in any psypact state.
Feel free to reach out to me to explore how I might be helpful (301.656.9650).