Mindful Solutions, LLC
Dr. Carla M. Shuman is a licensed clinical psychologist and the owner and director of Mindful Solutions, LLC. The practice treats children, adolescents and adults for issues related to anxiety, trauma, ADHD, depression and adjustment to chronic medical illness. Comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations are also conducted to diagnose ADHD, learning disabilities, and other cognitive and emotional challenges.
Dr. Carla M. Shuman has lived in the Washington D.C. metro area for 22 years. “Initially, I moved here to earn a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the George Washington University,” she says. “I am a West Virginia native, and while I will always hold a special place in my heart for the Mountain State, my home is now in Arlington.”
The strength and resilience that Dr. Shuman gained through her own challenges makes psychology the perfect career choice for her. “I love supporting people as they overcome their struggles, and become free to enjoy life and find greater meaning and purpose,” she says. Her ability to establish trust and connection with clients is a key element of her success.
Owning her private practice allows Dr. Shuman to provide high-quality mental health care and give greater attention to each of her clients. “I want them to feel like they are receiving personalized care that is tailored to meet their needs,” she says. “I strongly believe in applying evidence-based practices to treat anxiety, depression, trauma and other mental health conditions. But even the best practices do not fit everyone, so we need to have a variety of tools and strategies from which we can draw.”
Outside of her clinical work, Dr. Shuman enjoys her role as a Clinical Preceptor at the George Washington University School of Medicine. She mentors medical students as part of the team and helps provide instruction on how to become physicians who provide compassionate care to diverse populations.