Dr. Mike Brooks, Austin Psychologist
- Welcome! I’m Dr. Mike Brooks, an Austin Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in our community. Whether you’re seeking therapy, consultation, or a speaker to promote greater happiness and life satisfaction, I’m here to meet your needs.
I specialize in working with adolescents and adults. I offer therapy, parent consultation, and coaching for challenges like depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship difficulties. Importantly, my approach is more than traditional therapy. It is about helping you find balance and meaning in an increasingly complicated, tech-driven world.
As the author of Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World, a regular writer for Psychology Today under Tech Happy Life, and a frequent presenter, I’ve dedicated my career to understanding the keys to happiness with a particular interest in how screens and technology, including artificial intelligence (AI), affect our well-being. From technology addiction to the effect of video game violence on children and existential fears about what the future has in store for us, I bring this specialized knowledge to my practice and consultations.
My experience is broad and diverse. I’m a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. I’ve served as the clinical director of the APACenter (Austin Psychology & Assessment Center) and the executive director of ABA Connect. I’ve worked in a range of settings, from public schools to community mental health agencies, hospitals, juvenile court, and residential treatment programs.
I earned my doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin, with special honors in psychology. My dissertation research on the impact of video game violence on kids further fueled my interest in the intersection of psychology and technology. I’ve also worked in the computer field as a usability specialist.
My work has been recognized in the Austin American-Statesman, local and national TV news programs, talk radio, podcasts, and numerous magazine articles. At home, my wife, our three sons, and I constantly strive for a balance between a healthy family life and the almost irresistible pull of technology.
Take a moment to explore my website and see if I might be a good fit for your needs. I look forward to the possibility of working with you!