The APACenter Has Closed
Sadly, after serving the Austin and surrounding communities since 2007, we have decided to close the APACenter. We are grateful at having the privilege to help so many people over the years and proud of our work. But, as the great bard William Shakespeare wrote, "All good things must come to an end." We have finally arrived at that end. However, we also look to inspiration from the lyrics that can be found in the pop song "Closing Time" by Semisonic: "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." So, here's to new beginnings!
If you are looking for psychological services, we recommend that you contact some of APACenter former psychologists at their new practice, Capital Area Psychological & Evaluation Services, or CAPES. If you are trying to reach Dr. Mike Brooks, he can be reached through his website of www.drmikebrooks.com.
The information below about the APACenter is being kept for legacy purposes.
Life can be a difficult journey at times. Sometimes we need some help along the way. If you are looking for an Austin psychologist or therapist for you or your child, we have a professional at the APACenter who can meet your needs. Our goal is to help you or your child improve well-being, reduce suffering, have healthy relationships, and find success in school, career, and life.
Our psychologists have been serving Austin and surrounding areas since 2007. We offer a wide variety of services. These include psychological and neuropsychological assessments, therapy, consultation, and coaching for people of all ages.
Recent Blog Posts
Is Video Game Violence to Blame for Mass Shootings?
by Dr. Mike Brooks 2019-09-06 22:02:31
Sadly, America recently experienced several mass shootings in August of 2019 leaving 53 dead. How could this happen? Are video games to blame? What caused these recent mass shootings? Trump said that “Mental illness and hate pulled the trigger, not…READ MORE
8 Simple Reasons You Need To Stop Obsessing Over "Likes"
by Dr. Mike Brooks 2019-07-11 19:12:21
My “proof” that your (and my) social media posts don’t really matter is to mean that they don’t matter significantly. When we compare the time it takes to post a photo (including time to edit, write a punny caption, etc.)…READ MORE
Was Technology Ever Meant To Go This Far?
by Dr. Mike Brooks 2019-06-27 15:42:55
We’ve all seen movies or read books about technology becoming evil or dangerous, right? The first movie that comes to my mind is James Whale’s Frankenstein. Its running theme is the power of science and its unintended consequences. The same goes for…READ MORE
The Toxic Advice You Are Giving To Your Kids
by Dr. Mike Brooks 2019-06-27 15:39:32
“Always try your best” is a sage piece of advice almost every parent has shared with their kids. This saying is seemingly innocent, but in reality it’s not. When we really examine what we are saying, we’ll realize its inherent…READ MORE
Is Fortnite Bad for Kids?
by Dr. Mike Brooks 2019-04-07 22:53:20
If you have kids, especially a boy or male teen, you probably know a little bit about Fortnite Battle Royale already. It’s a 3rd person survival-shooter that game that can be played across multiple platforms (e.g., Xbox One, Playstation 4,…READ MORE
The Quiet Epidemic of Sleep Loss
by Dr. Mike Brooks 2019-02-01 23:21:12
Time to Say Goodbye to Sleep Loss There is a new article in the Washington Post on the importance of sleep. I first blogged on this in 2006(!), and I have blogged on this topic a few times over the…READ MORE