Kyler Shumway, Psy.D.

 CEO, Deep Eddy Psychotherapy

Kyler Shumway, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist [TX#3865]

Chief Executive Officer

Pronouns: he/him/his

Hello there! My name is Kyler (pronouns: he/him/his).  

Good therapy is all about teamwork – and it all starts with a good fit between the client and the therapist.  So, I wrote this page to help you get a sense of who I am, who I work with, and what I do.

Who I Am: Quick Facts

  • Austin-based Doctor of Clinical Psychology and CEO at Deep Eddy Psychotherapy
  • Happily married husband and proud father of a 18-pound cat named Baldrick
  • Author of The Friendship Formula, a self-help book to help teens and adults make friends and deepen current relationships
  • Video-gamer and Dungeons & Dragons enthusiast
  • Professional speaker on topics related to bullying and friendship
  • Foodie and hobby chef with a penchant for all things spicy
  • Former D1 athlete and nationally-ranked shotputter

Who I Work With

Kids and Teens (age 10+)

If your child is struggling, let me help! I work collaboratively with parents to help ensure progress and build on the work we do in therapy. Some common issues I help kids with include:

  • Coping with developmental issues (Autism, ADHD, Learning Disability, etc.)
  • Social skills and relationship issues
  • Bullying (whether your child is being bullied or has acted as the bully)
  • School issues (low achievement, difficulty with peers, career and educational decision making, etc.)
  • Common mental health issues (depression, anxiety, trauma, etc.)
  • Screen and video game addiction
  • Health issues (coping with medical illness, healthy weight management, etc.)
  • Grief and loss

Young Adults

Young adulthood represents a developmental crossroad where you figure out who you are and what you want your life to be about. I help young adults navigate difficult questions around identity, relationships, career, and more – and I’m confident I can help you, too! Some reasons young adults come to therapy might include:

  • Gender and sexuality identity
  • Relationship issues (dating, marriage, divorce, etc.)
  • Common mental health issues (depression, anxiety, trauma, etc.)
  • Loneliness and social isolation
  • Major life decisions (college, career, committed relationship, etc.)
  • Grief and loss

Autism Spectrum and Asperger’s

I’m passionate about working with autistic teens and adults. As a neurotypical therapist with extensive experience helping autistic people and their families, my focus is to provide new perspectives, practical solutions, and (most importantly) a safe space for you to be yourself. Some of the things I can help with include:

  • Improving health behaviors (hygiene, physical activity, balanced diet, etc.)
  • Developing a healthy, growth-minded autistic identity
  • Learning social skills
  • Dealing with bullies
  • Moving towards increased independence
  • Making and keeping friends

What I Do

Individual and Group Psychotherapy

I provide individual and group psychotherapy for kids (10 years old and up) and adults from all over the Austin area. I have worked in schools, medical clinics, emergency rooms, university counseling centers, and hospitals, and I’ve learned a thing or two about what makes therapy effective:

Therapy is active. I work hard to help my clients develop insight, self-awareness, and a sense of empowerment. However, those things will only help if you also make real changes to your life. You can learn new skills, new ways of thinking, and new solutions that will help you beyond the therapy office.

Therapy is collaborative. Group up with me! As an avid Dungeons & Dragons enthusiast and former Division 1 athlete, I can tell you that people work best in teams. Similarly, therapy is most effective when we work together to identify problems and develop solutions. You don’t have to do this alone – we can tackle those issues together.

Therapy is relational. All of us yearn for belonging, and human beings are hardwired for connection. As an Interpersonally-oriented therapist, I know that many of life’s problems are rooted in how we relate to one another. So, I pay attention to how we work together and provide feedback that can augment your capacity for connection with others.

Therapy is fun. Don’t get me wrong – therapy is hard work. But, therapy can also be a blast! I absolutely love what I do, and some of my most cherished memories happened in therapy. We’ll laugh, we’ll cry, and we’ll probably make our own inside jokes.

Social Skills Groups

If your teen or young adult is having a hard time making friends and engaging socially, let’s connect!

Clinical Supervision

I provide supervision and consultation for psychologists and postdoctoral fellows.

Keynote Talks and Guest Lectures

When I’m not doing therapy, I write books and give talks!  If you need someone for your next event, let me know.

To learn more about what assessment options we can offer, contact Deep Eddy Psychotherapy today!