Jeremy Shuman, PsyD is a licensed clinical psychologist providing psychotherapy to children, teens, adults, and families. Dr. Shuman is a St. Louis native, having attended John Burroughs School. He completed his BA at Brandeis University, and obtained an MS and PsyD from the APA accredited Clinical Psychology program at Indiana State University. Dr. Shuman completed an APA accredited pre-doctoral internship and a post-doctoral residency at Community Reach Center in Denver, CO.
Dr. Shuman practices as a generalist and accepts referrals for treatment of mental health struggles for individuals ages 5+ for most mental health diagnoses. Areas of particular specialty include: providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for mood and anxiety disorders, teaching behavioral techniques to parents of children showing oppositional behaviors, treating obsessive compulsive disorders using exposure and response prevention, counseling individuals with distress about sexual orientation and gender identity, providing cognitive behavioral treatment for insomnia including sleep restriction and stimulus control, providing CBT for irritable bowel syndrome, managing distress related to tinnitus, improving parent-child relationships, teaching interpersonal effectiveness and distress tolerance skills, helping children learning self-control and self-regulation skills, and helping individuals and families develop accommodations and skills related to ADHD. Dr. Shuman also teaches parenting workshops and is available to speak at schools and community groups.
Dr. Shuman practices meditation and recommends regular practice to his patients. This type of meditation is a behavioral technique to clear the mind and body of negative emotion and thought. There is no spiritual basis to this meditation. It involves harnessing the power of concentration to detach from the near constant stream of thought and cultivate positive emotion. Not all patients connect to this practice and it is not requisite for treatment, but many people have found peace of mind for the first time trying this technique.
Dr. Shuman uses Cognitive Behavioral, Behavioral, Interpersonal, and Solution-Focused interventions to provide evidence-based treatment. Effective evidence-based practice is found at the intersection of the best available research, clinical expertise from experience, and the values and preferences of the individual consenting to services. As such, Dr. Shuman relies heavily on proven interventions, but also provides ample opportunity for supportive counseling according to the desires of each individual and family. Dr. Shuman is an advocate for social justice. He welcomes patients from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, provides LGBTQ+ affirmative therapy, accommodates the needs of individuals with disabilities, and respects the role of intersectional identity as it relates to privilege. Many former clients have commented that Dr. Shuman’s patience and humor help to create strong therapeutic relationships with children and adults who have struggled with the idea of meeting with a therapist.