For Professionals

Training, Consultation, Education

I am the Co-Chair of the ISTDP Program at the Washington School of Psychiatry, Adjunct Faculty at George Mason University, and former Clinical Instructor at the Harvard Medical School, Harvard University.

Training and Consultation for Therapists

I provide individual and small group consultation for therapists who are learning ISTDP. I am certified by the International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA) as an ISTDP Teacher/Supervisor. I am also available for in-service trainings on a variety of topics related to ISTDP and couples therapy.

Education for Medical Professionals

If you and your medical team would like to learn more about the interplay between emotions and physical symptoms, I can tailor a presentation to meet your learning needs. Some possible topics include:

  • Treating Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms (MUPS) with ISTDP

  • Understanding the Different Types of Anxiety and Their Role in Various Medical Conditions

  • The Role of Emotions and Anxiety in Migraine and Tension Headaches

  • Treating Pain Disorders with ISTDP

  • An Introduction to ISTDP

  • Emotion-Focused Interview Techniques for Physicians and Other Medical Professionals


  • Psychology Today

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), and will soon begin seeing fully vaccinated patients in person. 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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