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

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

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

Languages: Spanish, 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
Suite 600
Bethesda, MD, 20817


Fax 301-581-8031

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Fax 301-581-8031


MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • United Student Resources
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • United Golden Rule
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • D-SNP)
    • I-SNP
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • United Choice Plus
    • United Choice
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • United Navigate
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • Kaiser Select
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • Cigna EPO
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Virginia Premier
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Tricare for Life East
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • Tricare East Select
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • Carefirst EPO
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA


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)