I am a Licensed Psychologist and work with adolescents and adults. I specialize in providing therapy, parent consultation, and coaching for challenges such as depression, anxiety, stress, and relationship difficulties. I also have expertise and a wealth of experience helping people explore existential questions spirituality as well as discover approaches to improve life satisfaction and well-being. I am a frequent presenter and regular blogger on topics such as achieving greater levels of happiness and life satisfaction, pursuing “the good life,” mindfulness, raising successful children, exploring how artificial intelligence (AI) will change our lives, finding balance in a technological world, and the effects of technology and children, adolescents, and adults. I am the lead author for the book, Tech Generation: Raising Balanced Kids in a Hyper-Connected World, which was released by Oxford University Press.
I am the former clinical director of the APACenter, (Austin Psychology & Assessment Center), a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, 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. I have been a guest expert on local television news programs, talk radio, the Austin American-Statesman, and numerous podcasts and 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.