The ApaCenter was formed by Dr. Mike Brooks in 2007 with the purpose of providing the best psychological care to clients of all ages in Austin. We use a combination of compassionate care along with evidence-based practices. This means that our compassionate care is informed by treatment approaches that have been shown to be effective scientifically. Also, we are client-centered. That is, we partner with you throughout the work that we do. In effect, we form an alliance, a partnership, in the change process.
At the ApaCenter, we are also strengths-based. That is, we don’t look at you or your child through the lens of deficits, disabilities, and disorders. All of us have strengths and weaknesses. To a great extent, learning to overcome challenges in life is based upon how well we identify, grow, and capitalize upon our strengths. Studies have found that the more we are able to use our strengths, the more successful and happier we tend to be. So, when we work with you to overcome your challenges and reach your goals, we don’t just focus on overcoming your weaknesses. Certainly, that can be part of it. But it is essential to harness your strengths as well.
Life can be a difficult journey at times. Even under the best of circumstances, we all encounter setbacks and challenges. Sometimes these can take the form of low-level but nagging problems that we just can’t seem to overcome. At other times, we encounter problems that bring us to our knees and leave us wondering what to do next. Regardless of the level of challenge, we are here to help you navigate through such tough times.
Who We Are
We are a team of Austin psychologists and therapists who share the goal of providing the highest quality of mental health care and personal growth opportunities to our clients. As a team, we firmly believe the adage that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. We work collaboratively and benefit from one another’s expertise. This allows us to better meet your needs as well as to grow as professionals.
As a group, we offer a broad array of treatment expertise, including:
The services that we provide at both locations of the ApaCenter (South Austin and Westlake) include:
We serve clients of all ages – from young children to adults. We also serve couples and families. One psychologist can’t be an expert in everything. That’s why we have a team of psychologists and therapists so that we have at least one expert who can meet just about any need that you might have.
Interested in Services?
If you want to find out more about our services or are interested in setting up an appointment, please contact us (512) 891-1500. One of our client care coordinators, Paige or Diane, would be happy to assist you. They will discuss your concerns and interests, describe our services, answer any of your questions, and can set up an intake appointment if you’d like to move forward. We look forward to hearing from you!