Dr. Lynn Friedman

Dr. Lynn Friedman, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst and executive coach (career counselor) 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.

Those seeking a consultation and/or are interested in working with her, are welcome to give her a call at: 301.656.9650.

She works with individuals with the following difficulties:
An experienced psychologist and psychoanalyst, Dr. Lynn Friedman is on the faculty of Johns Hopkins University, in the Mental Health Counseling program and in the Organizational Development/HRM program in the School of Business, where she teaches psychodynamic (psychoanalytic) theory and therapy, ethical practice development, career counseling and organizational consultation.

Beyond this, she is a Teaching Analyst at the Washington Psychoanalytic Institute, where she received the Outstanding Teacher of the Year award in 2013. In this arena, she teaches an ongoing continuous case conference, clinical technique, pathological formations and clinical writing.

She is the Chair of the Clinical Fellowship Program.

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 and other mental health professionals.

In the career counseling area, she has earned the designation of Master Career Counselor (MCC) awarded by the National Career Development Association (NCDA). She works with career coaches and career counselors who are attempting to learn more about the interface between psychological and psychoanalytic perspectives and career concerns. Psychotherapists or coaches, who are already credentialed or licensed, seeking consultation (also known, informally as, supervision) are welcome to call her at: 301.656.9650.

Finally, Dr. Friedman has extensive experience providing executive coaching/organizational consultation to independent schools leaders; she has written and presented extensively on organizational dynamics in the independent schools.

Dr. Friedman has a special interest in writing 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)
Sandy Spring Friends School (1970-1973)

Seeking a consultation with Washington DC psychologist Dr. Friedman? Feel free to give her a call at: 301.656.9650

5480 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD, 20815
(1/2 block from the redline, Friendship Heights Metro)