Larry M. Friedberg, Ph.D.

For more than 25 years, Dr. Friedberg has treated children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.


Dr. Friedberg earned the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan, graduating from U of M's Joint Program in Clinical and Developmental Psychology in 1984. He interned at the University's Children's Psychiatric Hospital and Psychological Clinic, receiving training there in working with children, adolescents and adults.

Clinical Practice

Dr. Friedberg has worked in many different settings as a psychologist: in outpatient clinics, in day treatment and inpatient hospital settings (for adults, adolescents and children), and in both psychiatric and substance-abuse facilities.

His clinical work at present is in an outpatient setting, providing individual, marital, and family assessment and therapy. He treats adults, children, adolescents, couples and families.

In addition to Dr. Friedberg's work as a psychotherapist, he also specializes in psychological evaluations of children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. These include therapeutic assessment, personality assessment, assessment for ADHD and learning disabilities, among other diagnostic questions.

Therapeutic assessment is a combination of psychological assessment and techniques for therapeutic change. The goal is to make the assessment experience the most positive and useful experience possible for the client and family, and to make a significant impact on the client's (and family's) life. Research has demonstrated that therapeutic assessment can lead to positive changes for many clients.

Dr. Friedberg has also practiced extensively in the arena of forensic psychology. He has performed hundreds of custody evaluations and scores of evaluations for civil and criminal matters over the past 25 years. He has been admitted many times as an expert witness in Oakland, Wayne, Macomb, Washtenaw, and Ingham Counties, among other judicial circuits, and in Federal court.

He often works with divorcing parents to help them make joint decisions about future parenting arrangements, and with divorced families to reduce the level of conflict to which their children are exposed. In many family law matters, Dr. Friedberg has served as a mediator or parenting coordinator, working with parents and attorneys to work out solutions to parenting issues or disputes. He has been appointed as the parenting coordinator in well over a hundred cases over the past 15 years.


Dr. Friedberg is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Madonna University. He teaches courses on Psychological Assessment and Child Psychopathology to graduate students in Psychology.


Dr. Friedberg has presented on forensic psychology in Family Law matters to many organizations, including: the Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage, Divorce and the Family (MIPA), the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Michigan Chapter), the Oakland and Wayne County Circuit Court judges and referees, the American Bar Association-Family Law Section, the Michigan Bar Association-Family Law Section, the Oakland County Bar Association, the Wayne County Bar Association-Family Law Section, and the Michigan Trial Lawyers Association.

He was, for many years, a regular presenter for the SMILE Program (Start Making It Livable for Everyone), a mandatory program in Oakland County for divorcing persons who have children under 18.

Professional Organizations

Dr. Friedberg served as President of the Michigan Psychological Association in 2001, and from 2007 to 2010 as President of the Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage, Divorce, and the Family. Dr. Friedberg has served on the boards of the Michigan Psychological Association, the Michigan Psychological Association Foundation, and the Michigan Inter-Professional Association on Marriage, Divorce, and the Family. He also served on the Council of Representatives of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Friedberg won the 1999 Distinguished Psychologist Award and the 2007 Beth Clark Service Award, both awarded by the Michigan Psychological Association. He is a Fellow of that Association, former chair of its Communications Committee, and former chair of its Insurance Committee. He also serves on MPA's Ethics Committee.

Dr. Friedberg's Curriculum Vitae

Larry M. Friedberg, Ph.D.

Larry M. Friedberg, Ph.D.

My practice includes psychological assessment and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I also practice in the arena of forensic psychological assessment, including mediation and evaluation for families who are going through a divorce or who need help resolving post-divorce conflicts or disputes.