Dr. Mike Brooks, Austin Psychologist
Hello! I’m Dr. Mike Brooks. I am a Licensed Psychologist and the former Director of the APACenter (Austin Psychology & Assessment Center). If you are looking for an Austin psychologist, I invite you to take a look at my website to see if I might be a good fit for you or your teen.
Sometimes life can be a struggle. If you or your teen are experiencing difficulties such as depression, anxiety, stress, relationship difficulties, or you just want to achieve greater levels of happiness and life satisfaction, I’m here to help. I provide therapy for teens, young adults, and adults as well as parent consultation. I have particular expertise in positive psychology, the needs of children and teens, finding greater meaning and purpose in life, tech addiction, and living a balanced life in a hyper-connected world.
Finding Life Balance in a Hyper-Connected World
I have written a book, along with my friend and colleague Dr. Jon Lasser, that was published by Oxford University Press in August 2018: Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World. Technologies such as smartphones and social media affect everyone. While these technologies can be very beneficial, sometimes they can undermine our happiness and productivity. The good news is that there are strategies that can help us get more of the positives of technology while reducing some of the negatives. I have a website dedicated to this topic, Tech Happy Life. However, I’m moving that information to this website.
I am an active presenter including to parents, teens, community organizations, corporations, and faith communities. I have a list of topics on which I can present. My most popular presentation topic, which is no surprise, is Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World. Presentations are one of my favorite professional activities, and I strive to be informative, engaging, and fun. If you are interested in setting up a presentation for your school, organization, or company, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.