About Dr. Brooks

I am a Licensed Psychologist and a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. I am the 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. Within the APACenter, 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 his 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.