Dr. Mike Brooks Ph.D, Austin Psychologist
Hello! I’m Dr. Mike Brooks, and 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 teen’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, and living a balanced life with technology.
Tech Happy Life
Along with my colleague, Dr. Jon Lasser, I have written a book that will be published by Oxford University Press in 2018. It’s called Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World. I have a website, Tech Happy Life, that is dedicated to helping us find greater balance in our tech world. Technologies such as smartphones and social media affect all of us. While these technologies can be very beneficial, sometimes they can undermine our happiness and productivity. Within my Tech Happy Life website, I focus on how we can improve our happiness and well-being through balancing our technology use.
I am a very active presenter, often to parents and students, but I also offer presentations to counselors and school staff. 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 or call 512-891-1500. If you know someone who might be interested in a presentation, please pass along my contact information.
The APACenter (Austin Psychology & Assessment Center)
If you are looking for other psychological services, we have a number of psychologists at the Austin Psychology & Assessment Center (or APACenter – www.apacenter.com) who might be able to meet your needs. The APACenter consists of a number of psychologists and other practitioners who offer a range of services. These services include 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!