About Lynn

Private Practice Success with Lynn Grodzki, LCSW, MCC

An Expert in the Field

Lynn Grodzki, LCSW, MCC, is one of the leading business coaches in the US for small business owners. She specializes in working with change agents—therapists, coaches, healers, consultants and other helping professionals. She has been coaching since 1996 and is certified by the International Coach Federation as a Master Certified Coach, the highest level of certification that is awarded.

Education and Early Career

After receiving an undergraduate degree in Design, Lynn worked as an executive in the family business. She left to get a Master's in Social Work in 1988 from the University of Maryland and after licensure, quickly launched a psychotherapy private practice, where she worked with individuals, couples and families in a fee-for-service setting.

She learned that although 60% of all therapists work in private practice during their careers, few have training or education in areas of practice management or business development. Lynn combined her earlier career in entrepreneurship with her love of psychotherapy and became a business coach for therapists and healing professionals.

Lynn is trained in a variety of methods of psychotherapy, including psychodynamic therapy, CBT, EMDR, and methods of body-based psychotherapy. 

Her Coaching Journey

In 1997, Lynn began teaching her Private Practice Success Program (TM) locally to therapists in the Washington, DC metro area. In 2000, she published her best-selling book: Building Your Ideal Private Practice (W.W. Norton), considered to be the “bible” of practice building. She began offer workshops nationally and then internationally and has taught therapists to become more business-savvy throughout the US, in Canada, Europe and Australia. 

Lynn is a Master Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation and a faculty member of CoachU, a large coach training organization.

Published Works

Lynn is the author of six books, all published by W.W. Norton. Her focus has been on the business of therapy and the business of coaching. She writes for "reluctant entrepreneurs" -- therapists, healers, counselors, coaches and consultants who are in private practice as a way to deliver services with autonomy and creativity, but need someone who can translate business strategy in a way that respects a healing mindset.  

Her articles on practice-building appear in national magazines, including the Psychotherapy Networker, the Naturopath, and Social Work Today. She writes an email newsletter that is read by over 10,000 subscribers.

Over the years, Lynn has continued to break new ground with her published works. Therapy with a Coaching Edge: Partnership, Action, and Possibility in Every Session (W.W. Norton, 2018) offers a paradigm-changing model for today’s therapists: how to add the leverage and action of a coaching approach to the wisdom and goals of psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy Services

Lynn has a private practice of psychotherapy services, specializing in working with the “worried well” — adults who are successful in some areas of life and need help in others. She combines psychotherapy with a coaching approach to offer a proactive, direct method of therapy: Therapy with a Coaching Edge. See her counseling website here: counselingsilverspring.com 

Private Practice Success with Lynn Grodzki, LCSW, MCC


 Lynn is a long-standing member of the National Association of Social Work and was the Vice-President of the NASW Metro Chapter from 2011 to 2013. She is also affiliated with the Greater Washington Society of Clinical Social Workers and was the President of GWSCSW for 2020-22. Lynn is also a member of the Cosmos Club, nominated as a distinguished social worker.


Co-founder, “Healing with Basketball”
George Washington University Cancer Institute, Office of Survivorship, 2007-2012. This multi-year program was designed and delivered by Lynn Grodzki and Andrew Weiss to encourage emotional support and physical exercise for breast cancer survivors. The popular program, sponsored by GWUCI ,was free for inner city women in Washington, D.C, with Lynn Grodzki, clinical social worker, and Andrew Weiss, personal trainer, on site to lead the monthly clinics. Women survivors share thoughts and feelings and then got up to play! they learned a set of carefully modified basketballs drills and skills, specifically designed to provide a sense of stretching unused muscles and fostering a sense of fun and body confidence. The program was mentioned in the Washington Post and supported by the Washington DC Mystics Basketball Team as well as promoted by other basketball teams and organizations. Lynn Grodzki received the Mighty Oak Community Award from the Fashion for the Cure Foundation for her program (2012.)

Private Practice Success with Lynn Grodzki, LCSW, MCC
Private Practice Success with Lynn Grodzki, LCSW, MCC