Dr. Lynn Friedman, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst in full-time private practice in Chevy Chase, Maryland, 1/2 block from Washington, DC, (Friendship Heights metro, redline). She provides evaluation, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. She works with individuals and couples. Her subspecialties are in relationships, work-life concerns, anxiety & depression.

If you are interested in seeking a consultation and/or working with her, feel free to give her a call at: 301.656.9650.

She works with individuals with the following difficulties:

--relationship difficulties (such as problems with intimacy and commitment, conflict in love relationships)
--self-esteem problems (including volatile self-esteem which skyrockets and plummets in reaction to the approval and disapproval of others)
--trouble feeling trapped and or abandoned
--conflicts about success
--workplace difficulties (career difficulties)
--difficulties with self-assertion
--family conflicts and separation difficulties
--difficulties with competition
--uncertainty about work and life goals
--narcissistic difficulties
--anxiety and depression
--problems of adolescents and young adulthood
--couple's and marital difficulties (for couple's therapy and marriage counseling)

An experienced clinician, Dr. Lynn Friedman is on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University, in the Clinical Counseling program and in the Organizational Development/HRM program in the School of Business. She teaches psychodynamic theory & therapy and organizational consultation. Also, she is on the faculty at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute. In this arena, she teaches clinical technique, pathological formations & clinical writing. Also, she is a Guest Lecturer at the Baltimore Washington Institute.  From 1986 to 1999, she taught at Carnegie Mellon University and practiced in Pittsburgh.

Dr. Lynn Friedman provides ongoing consultation to psychologists, psychoanalysts, counselors & other mental health professionals. Also, she works with career coaches who are attempting to learn more about the interface between psychological & career concerns.  Psychotherapists or coaches seeking consultation and/or supervision are welcome to call her at: 301.656.9650.

Dr. Friedman has a special interest in writng for the popular media.  She has written numerous articles for the Washington Post. Her Washington Business Journal Column, Corporations on the Couch, is nationally-syndicated.

Academic Affiliations

Johns Hopkins University, (Adjunct Faculty), 1999 - current
Carnegie Mellon University, (Adjunct Faculty), 1986 - 1999

Professional Affiliations

Washington Psychoanalytic Institute (Faculty) 2005-current
Baltimore-Washington Center for Psychoanalysis (Guest lecturer) 2006-current


Washington Psychoanalytic Institute (Graduate Psychoanalyst)
University of Pittsburgh, Ph.D. in Psychology (Clinical), 1985
--NIMH Predoctoral fellow
--Provost's Development Fund Fellowship
--Teaching Fellow
Clark University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1977
Earlham College (1973-1975)