Dr. Mike Brooks, Austin Psychologist.
Hello! I’m Dr. Mike Brooks. I am a Licensed Psychologist and the Director of the APACenter (Austin Psychology & Assessment Center). If you are looking for an Austin psychologist, please take a look at this website as well as the APACenter website. This can help you find out whether I, or an Austin psychologist at the APACenter, would be a good fit for you or your child’s needs.
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 hype-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 Technological 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.
The APACenter (Austin Psychology & Assessment Center)
If you are looking for other psychological services, we have a number of Austin psychologists at the Austin Psychology & Assessment Center (or APACenter – www.apacenter.com) who might be able to meet your needs. The APACenter provides a broad range of services including psychological and neuropsychological assessments, therapy, and consultation. We work with individuals ranging in age from young children through adults.
Some of our areas of specialization at the APACenter include:
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or ADD)
- Dyslexia and other learning disabilities
- Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
- Psychological/emotional functioning (e.g., depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder)
Most of our APACenter psychologists are also Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LSSPs). This license requires additional training, and allows us to more expertly assist with educational issues and school challenges. If you are searching for an Austin psychologist, please browse the APACenter website to see whether what we offer can meet your needs. We have two offices, one is south Austin and one in Westlake off of Bee Caves Rd.
Please feel free to contact my office at (512) 891-1500 if you have additional questions or you would like to set up an initial therapy appointment. I look forward to hearing from you!