About Dr. Lynn Friedman

Dr. Lynn Friedman values the uniqueness of the individual

I am a clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst, in Washington DC (technically, Chevy Chase, Maryland, in Friendship Heights, steps from the DC border).

Here’s who I work with best:

People seek me out for help with anxiety, depression, workplace dissatisfaction, relationship difficulties 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 students to middle school students).

Beyond this, 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. Also, I supervise licensed psychotherapists in my private practice.

Beyond this, 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 may play.

About Washington DC Psychologist, Dr. Lynn Friedman

I am a Clinical Psychologist, Psychoanalyst and a Master Career Counselor (MCC) in full-time private practice in Chevy Chase, Maryland, 1/2 block from Washington, DC, border (Friendship Heights metro, Red Line). I provide individual psychodynamic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis for adults, adolescents and middle schoolers. Also, I help couples and families.  My sub-specialties include: evaluation, anxiety, depression, relationships, fear of abandonment, inhibition and difficulties with assertion, low self-esteem and work-life and career concerns.

Clinical Supervision and Consultation

While I am very active in providing psychodynamic therapy and psychoanalysis, 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. Also, I provide clinical consultation to graduate psychoanalysts wishing to deepen their analytic skills and to more fully develop their analytic practices. Beyond this, 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.

Johns Hopkins University & Carnegie Mellon University Teaching

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.

Consultation and Board of Trustees work with Independent Schools

For many years, I have provided consultation to heads of independent schools, in Pittsburgh, N.Y., Washington DC and elsewhere. Currently, I am a Trustee, and former Chair of the Governance Committee, at the McLean School in Potomac, Maryland.

Consultation to Universities

More recently, I have begun providing consultation to universities regarding their mental health outreach to undergraduates and graduate students.

For Those Interested In Consultation, I Welcome Your Calls.

Those interested in working with me are welcome to give me a call at: 301.656.9650. Here’s what happens when you call for psychotherapy. Please leave a message with your day and evening phone numbers and the times that it is best to reach you.

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