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Dr. Mike Brooks, Austin Psychologist

Austin Psychologist, Dr. Mike BrooksHello! Dr. Mike Brooks here – welcome to my website! I am a licensed psychologist who has been serving Austin and surrounding communities for about 20 years. 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 your needs. 

I am also the author of Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World. I am a frequent presenter, a writer for Psychology Today under Tech Happy Life, and a frequent presenter on topics such as finding greater peace and joy in a chaotic world as well as how screens and technology, including artificial intelligence (A.I.), affect our well-being. 

When it comes to therapy, there is no denying that sometimes life can be a struggle. If you 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 and consultation, as well as presentations on a range of topics. Some of my areas of expertise include finding greater meaning and purpose in life, the needs of children and teens, technology addiction, and living a more balanced life in a complicated world.

I am a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. I am the former clinical director of the APACenter, (Austin Psychology & Assessment Center) and the former executive director of ABA Connect, a practice serving children who are on the autism spectrum. My experience spans a number of settings including being employed as a school psychologist within public schools as well as providing psychological services in juvenile court, community mental health agencies, hospitals, and residential treatment programs.

Currently, I work with adolescents and adults and specialize in providing therapy, parent consultation, and coaching for challenges such as depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship difficulties. I am a frequent presenter and regular blogger on topics such as finding balance in a technological world, the effects of video game violence on children, cyberbullying, mindfulness, self-compassion, and raising successful children. I have been a guest expert on local television news programs, talk radio, the Austin American-Statesman, and numerous magazine articles.

I received my doctorate from The University of Texas at Austin, with special honors in psychology. I conducted my dissertation research on the effect of video game violence on kids and have worked in the computer field as a usability specialist. My wife and our three sons have ample opportunities to practice balancing a healthy family life with the constant pull of technology.