Education & Certification

Licensed In

Graduated From
University of Maryland - College Park (1986)

National Register Member Since

Lorraine Wodiska, PhD

I have been working with individuals, couples and groups for over 25 years. I see psychotherapeutic work as a collaborative process in which we thoughtfully consider the past personal history and how that impacts present feelings and behaviors. In an therapeutic environment of safety and compassion, we explore how to use that information to construct healthy relationships and a satisfying life.
Recently, I have been working with Animal Assisted Psychotherapy. My 9-pound Shih-Tzu dog, Stella, is certified as a “Pet Partner” and she is in all individual, couples and group sessions assisting in the therapeutic process.

Although my clinical work is predominantly with individuals, I am Board Certified by the American Psychological Association (APA) in Group Therapy (ABPP), and also work extensively with couples. I am also certified by APA in Substance Abuse Disorders.

Learn more about me on my website:

Practice Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Couples Therapy (e.g., relationship communication difficulty, premarital consultation, divorce mediation)
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Substance Misuse (e.g., alcohol, nicotine, opiates, stimulants, inhalants)
  • Depression and Other Mood Disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder, major depression, bereavement)

Ages Served

  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)
  • Older adults (65 yrs. or older)

Treatment Modalities

  • Psychodynamic Treatment
  • Existential/Humanistic/Interpersonal


  • American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) - Group Psychology
  • College of Professional Psychology of the APA Practice Organization (CPP) - Treatment of Alcohol and other Psychoactive Substance Use Disorders
  • Member: American Psychological Association
    Member: American Group Psychotherapy Association
    Board Member: American Board of Professional Psychology, Group Psychology
    Member: Virginia Psychological Association
    Member: Maryland Psychological Association
    Certification: Substance Abuse Treatment

Fee Information/Office Policy

Office Hours: Monday: 8:30 am to 5 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am to 6 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am to 6 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am to 5 pm

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Insurance Plans

Does Not Accept Insurance

Health Care Plan Participation

Non Participating

Contact Information

Primary Contact

6014 28th Street North
Arlington, VA 22207
P: 703-536-5545 (Office)