The Stone House

For more information, call L. Andrew Huff, MD at 202.683.7818 or email at

Clinical Specialty Areas

  • Depression

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity

  • Occupational problems

  • Gay, lesbian, and bisexual issues

  • Interpersonal/relationship problems

  • Forensic psychiatry

  • Aviation psychiatry (including FAA evaluations/HIMS)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

  • American Board of Preventive Medicine (Aerospace Medicine)

  • Member, American Psychiatric Association

  • Member, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

L. Andrew Huff, MD

Licensed MD in Virginia, California and Michigan

Phone: 202.683.7818



  • Doctor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD

  • Master of Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

My Approach to Treatment

Board Certified in Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry and Aerospace Medicine

  • Understand how feelings, thoughts and behaviors get out of balance.
  • Determine whether psychotherapy (from another therapist or from me) or a combination of psychotherapy and medication may help.
  • Consider other medical problems that may affect emotional health (I did five years of general practice before psychiatry training).
  • Work together over time to improve your ability to live life more fully, love more deeply, grow emotionally, and find inner peace.
  • Integrate your total care with your therapist (if you have one and allow me to do so).

Self psychology fosters an understanding of how feeling valued (and loved), feeling protected, and having a role model (or models) when very young builds self-esteem and a reassuring inner voice during tough emotional times.  Self psychologist Ernest Wolf wrote “Much of the irritation of people with each other, the quarrels that tear up marriages, and the misunderstandings that lead to loss of spouse, friend, or job can be traced back to the ups and downs of self-esteem when individuals with fragile selves try to use others to make themselves feel stronger and more whole.”  (Treating the Self, The Guilford Press, 1988)

Psychotherapy and Psychiatry