Sulman Aziz Mirza, MD//TheKicksShrink
Sulman Aziz Mirza, MD, is a Triple Board Certified physician in Adult Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. He works with the largest healthcare system in Northern Virginia as the staff psychiatrist for an adolescent partial hospitalization program, and sees children and adolescents as outpatients there as well. He also has his own private practice, LouCouPsych, where he sees adult outpatients with a focus on ADHD, Autism, and substance use issues, as well as being Loudoun County's first certified provider of Spravato, the FDA-approved intranasal esketamine product for treatment resistant major depressive disorder. Dr. Mirza is also a certified provider in the National Basketball Players Association Mental Health & Wellness Program for the Washington Wizards, begrudgingly realizing that the only way he was going to make it to the NBA was by being a doctor.
In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Mirza has a growing social media presence as TheKicksShrinks, with following of over 85,000 across TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube channel with an accompanying audio only podcast, where he creates edutainment videos and content with the goal of breaking down mental health stigma, combatting mental health misinformation, rehabilitating the often negative image of psychiatry and psychiatrists, interviewing leaders in the field, all while hoping to make his viewers laugh and learn something about mental health, but also his love for sneakers.
Dr. Mirza has been featured in and interviewed for TIME Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, BuzzFeed News, The Washington Post, Bloomberg newspaper, Insider, Medical News Today, and has appeared as an expert guest on NBC, as well as Washington DC's WTOP radio. He has also given numerous talks to the community, locally and throughout the country, on various mental health and addiction topics, as well as appeared on a number of podcasts as a guest, along with hosting his own. He is also loves to work and interact with the next generation of medical professionals, and has given lectures and presentations to medical students, residents, and fellows, as well as other mental health professionals.
Selected Presentations & Media
In Depth on 'Euphoria'
March 4, 2022
with Sue O'Connell
Inova Ask the Expert: Youth Vaping - What Parents Need to Know
February 18, 2020
Inova Fairfax Hospital
with Dr. Christopher S. King, MD
Fairfax County Public Schools & Inova Mental Health and Wellness Conference: Use of Telehealth for Substance Use Disorder Treatment
September 24, 2020
Loudoun County Public Schools & Inova Mental Health and Wellness Conference: Use of Telehealth for Substance Use Disorder Treatment
January 27, 2021
Fairfax County Public Schools & Inova Mental Health and Wellness Conference: Virginia Cannabis Laws 2021 & Legalization Implications
October 1, 2021