About Me

I am a clinical psychologist licensed in the State of Virginia. I see individuals and couples, as well as providing supervision and training for professionals. I specialize in Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), which I have studied, taught, and researched for the past 20 years. I am certified as a teacher and supervisor by the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA). I am an adjunct faculty at George Mason University, where I teach psychotherapy and provide clinical supervision. I am also the Co-Chair of the ISTDP Training Program at the Washington School of Psychiatry.

My approach to couples therapy is influenced by both ISTDP and the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT).

PACT is a cutting edge treatment that integrates attachment theory, neurobiology, and arousal theory. During my doctoral studies I conducted research on the developmental stages of marital relationships.


My doctoral internship was at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School. After attaining my Ph.D., I completed a two-year fellowship in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Program for Psychotherapy at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School. I also completed a fellowship in behavioral medicine at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates, and a fellowship in forensic psychology at Tufts New England Medical.


• Licensed Psychologist, Virginia

Faculty Appointments

• George Mason University
• Washington School of Psychiatry (WSP)

Professional Memberships

• American Psychological Association (APA) – Fellow
• Virginia Psychological Association (VPA) – Fellow



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Stuart Andrews, Ph.D. provides psychotherapy to individuals, couples, children, and adolescents. Dr. Andrews specializes in ISTDP and PACT counseling. He can help with concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, procrastination, personality disorders, trauma and abuse, and Medically Unexplained Symptoms (MUPs), also called Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) or Psychophysiologic Disorders (PPD). During the COVID-19 pandemic, he sees clients remotely via telemedicine/telehealth (video and phone calls). His office is located in Reston, VA (near Alexandria, Arlington, Ashburn, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Great Falls, Herndon, McLean, Oakton, South Riding, and Vienna, VA; Silver Spring and Bethesda, MD; and Washington, DC).


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