Washington DC Psychoanalyst

Dr. Lynn Friedman, Washington DC Psychoanalyst

People who are considering psychoanalysis or psychodynamic therapy often want to know a bit about my background. I am a board certified psychoanalyst, a Training and Supervising Analyst and a Johns Hopkins faculty member who practices in the Bethesda/Chevy Chase area, just off Massachusetts Avenue,  steps away from the Washington DC border.

Much of my work entails providing psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapy. Beyond this, I provide “supervision” to licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and counselors. The clinicians to whom I consult range from those who are early in their career to seasoned, psychoanalysts. I consult locally and nationally. Also, I provide psychoanalytically-informed, executive coaching.

My practice is weighted toward attorneys, professors, physicians, mental health professionals, students, entrepreneurs, therapists as well as others. Reflecting the vibrant fabric of Washington DC’s diverse, cosmopolitan community, I see people from all over the world, representing all races & creeds. I value this diversity & recognize the important role of culture. 

Also, I work in an array of leadership roles within the Washington Baltimore Psychoanalytic Institute (WBPI), nationally, and beyond. I have a longstanding commitment to curriculum and pedagogy. I serve in numerous capacity related to this interest. These include:

  • Institute Council (our Education Committee) (Member)
  • Psychoanalytic Studies Program (PSP) Steering Committee (Member)
  • Candidates Progress Committee (CPC) (Member)
  • Faculty member, teaching Psychoanalytic Candidates in psychoanalytic training
  • Faculty member, teaching Psychoanalytic Studies Program (PSP)
  • Clinical case consultation panels for our candidates
  • Supervising psychoanalytic candidates
  • Supervising trainees within the psychoanalytic studies program (PSP)
  • Past fellowship Chair
  • Committee for the Recruitment of Psychoanalytic Candidates, Chair

In addition, in my private practice, in addition to providing psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapy, I provide:

  • consultation for graduate psychoanalysts
  • consultation to licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, counselors and mental health professionals at all stages of their professional development
  • consultation to psychopharmacological psychiatrists seeking to integrate psychodynamic concepts within their practices
  • supervision (aka consultation) to CBT therapists who wish to develop a more integrative approach

Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst, Washington, DC: Psychoanalytic Institute

If you are seeking psychoanalytic training, or even considering doing so, it’s important to seek out a Training and Supervising Analyst. I am a Training and Supervising Analyst. This means in addition to analyzing laypeople, I am qualified to analyze and supervise psychoanalytic candidates.

Also, I am devoted to serving the public. Learn more about my expertise and what happens when you call.

I should note that my practice is international, reflecting all races and creeds. I value this diversity and recognize the profound role that culture plays in development.

Psychoanalytic Studies Program (PSP)

I am a clinical supervisor for the PSP.

Psychoanalytic Teaching

Also, for many years, I’ve taught psychoanalytic candidates these courses:

  1. The Experience of the Clinician – This clinical course focuses on how clinicians can observe and make use of their own transference, countertransference experiences in deepening the work with the people who seek their help ~ 1st year Candidates and PSP students
  2. Introduction to conducting a psychoanalysis  ~ Psychoanalytic Technique (3rd year Candidates) This clinical technique course focuses on helping Candidate Analysts begin psychoanalyses.
  3. Continuous Case Conference (3rd year Candidates)
  4. Psychoanalytic Writing: (2nd year Candidates)
  5. Adulthood and Character Disturbance: Narcissistic and sadomasochistic difficulties (3rd year Candidates)

In addition to teaching at the Washington Baltimore Psychoanalytic Institute, for decades, I’ve taught within university and medical settings at the post-graduate, graduate and undergraduate level. Learn more about my teaching at Johns Hopkins and (formerly, at Carnegie Mellon).

Work with me

In sum, if you would like to work with me in psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis or supervision, feel free to call: 240-483-3530 or feel free to reach out via text to ask me to call you. Confidentiality is very important to me so please use text only to indicate that you’d like to explore the possibility of working together.

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.

I'm interested in exploring a consultation with you, what's my next step?

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.