Lorraine Grace Vinci, PsyD| Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology | MedStar Health

Lorraine Grace Vinci, PsyD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialities: Psychology, Rehabilitation Psychology, Health Psychology, Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, Clinical Health Psychology, Behavioral Medicine

Languages: English


About me

Lorraine Vinci, PsyD. is a licensed clinical psychologist in both the District of Columbia and Maryland. She is a graduate of Barry University (1990) in Miami, Florida, where she completed her Bachelor's in Science. Dr. Vinci obtained a Master's in Science degree at the Miami Institute of Psychology in 1992, and acquired her doctorate in clinical psychology at The Carlos Albizu University, also in Miami Florida in 2002. In 2001, Dr. Vinci completed her residency in physical rehabilitation and pain management at HealthSouth Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital in Sunrise, Florida. Afterwards, she proceeded to complete a two year post-doctoral (2002-2004) fellowship in Pain Management and Behavioral Medicine at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Dr. Vinci has extensive experience in the area of physical rehabilitation and pain management and served as the co-director of the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital Spinal Cord Injury& Disease Program. Dr. Vinci's areas of interest include post-traumatic stress disorder specifically, trauma associated with medical/physical conditions, injuries, and chronic pain. She has extensive experience with workers' compensation, multicultural issues, and sleep disorders.

Dr. Vinci works in assisting individuals to regain sense of control over their lives after traumatic injuries or chronic pain. She helps patients by identifying the unique needs and characteristics of the individual in order to reintegrate into the community and their lives by providing individual, team and family services to help the person attain successful reintegration to a satisfying and productive life. She works with the person in addressing issues of compliance, health behaviors, and emotional reactions to chronic or unexpected medical conditions. Dr. Vinci is a cognitive-behavioral psychotherapist and includes positive psychology, psycho-education, and mindfulness interventions and training in her work with patients.

Dr. Vinci's clinical services encompass pre-surgical assessment for spinal cord stimulator implantation and spinal surgeries, as well as opiate candidacy. She also provides services to individuals with opiate dependency and offers consultation to providers to working with persons in pain or with chronic medical conditions. In regards to pain management, Dr. Vinci has extensive experience with chronic regional pain syndrome, phantom limb pain, pelvic pain, chronic headaches, chronic back pain, and burns. Her expertise also includes spinal cord injuries and disease, amputations, orthopedic conditions, and cardiac rehabilitation. She provides education and interventions to prevent medical conditions and to avoid exacerbation of those already existing.

Dr. Vinci is fluent in both English and Spanish and accepts worker's comp insurance. 

Clinical areas of focus

  • Depression And Anxiety Assessments
  • Neurocognitive Disorder Due To Multiple Etiologies
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Disorder Due To Another Medical Condition
  • Breathing Related Sleep Disorders
  • Chronic Pain
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Concussion
  • Depressed Mood
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorder Due To Another Medical Condition
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Intrusive Thoughts
  • Medication Induced Anxiety Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Neurocognitive Disorder Due To Another Medical Condition
  • Neurocognitive Disorder Due To Multiple Etiologies
  • Neurocognitive Disorder Due To Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Novel Coronavirus Related Mental Health Conditions
  • Obsessions
  • Obsessive Compulsive And Related Disorder Due To Another Medical Condition
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
  • Opiate Addiction
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Stress Management Issues
  • Stroke Related Depression
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Procedures I perform

  • Anxiety Counseling
  • Anxiety Disorders Counseling
  • Anxiety Disorders Therapy
  • Anxiety Therapy
  • Anxious Somatic Responses Counseling
  • Anxious Somatic Responses Therapy
  • Breast Cancer Therapy
  • Brief Therapy
  • Cancer Patients And Survivors Counseling
  • Cancer Patients And Survivors Therapy
  • Cardiovascular Disorders Counseling
  • Cardiovascular Disorders Therapy
  • Change Of Life Adjustment Counseling
  • Change Of Life Adjustment Therapy
  • Chronic Illness Counseling
  • Chronic Illness Therapy
  • Chronic Pain Counseling
  • Chronic Pain Therapy
  • Client Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive Health
  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Coping Skills
  • Coping With Chronic Illness
  • Coping With Life Transitions
  • Cultural Sensitivity Therapy
  • Death & Dying Counseling
  • Death & Dying Therapy
  • Depression And Anxiety Assessments
  • Depression Therapy
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Fibromyalgia Counseling
  • Fibromyalgia Therapy
  • Grief And Loss Counseling
  • Headache Counseling
  • Headache Therapy
  • Health Psychology
  • Individual Therapy
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Counseling
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome Therapy
  • Mental Health
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
  • Multicultural Therapy
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Counseling
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Therapy
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Counseling
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Therapy
  • Occupational Adjustment Therapy
  • Opioid Dependence Medical Management
  • Palliative Care & Hospice Counseling
  • Palliative Care & Hospice Therapy
  • Panic Attack Counseling
  • Panic Attack Therapy
  • Panic Disorder Counseling
  • Panic Disorder Therapy
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Counseling
  • Pre Surgical Stress Management
  • Psychoeducation
  • Sleep Disorders Counseling
  • Sleep Disorders Therapy
  • Sleep Psychology
  • Somatic Psychology
  • Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
  • Stress Counseling
  • Stress Management Counseling
  • Stress Management Therapy
  • Stress Reactions Counseling
  • Stress Reactions Therapy
  • Stress Therapy
  • Worker Compensation Evaluation
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Practice locations

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6410 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD, 20817

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102 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010


Fax 202-291-5366

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6410 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD, 20817

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Fellowship Program: University of Virginia (2004)

Graduate Education: Carlos Albizu University (2002)

Residency Program: Healthsouth Sunrise Rehabilitation Hospital (2001)

Graduate Education: Carlos Albizu University (1992)