Our Team

Dr. Jill Racine
DIRECTOR, LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Dr. Jill Racine is a compassionate Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She specializes in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, anxiety, and related conditions. Dr. Racine enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. She is adept at creating a supportive and collaborative environment for her clients. She utilizes strength and evidence-based approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP). Strategies are tailored to the unique needs of the individual and his/her goals for treatment.

Dr. Jill Racine

Dr. Jill Racine is a compassionate Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She specializes in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, anxiety, and related conditions. Dr. Racine enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. She is adept at creating a supportive and collaborative environment for her clients. She utilizes strength and evidence-based approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP). Strategies are tailored to the unique needs of the individual and his/her goals for treatment.

Dr. Racine works closely with clients to define specific treatment goals, develop an individualized treatment plan, and evaluate progress to ensure that goals are achieved. She recognizes the importance of collaboration with families, schools, and other health providers to ensure that all needs are being addressed and appropriate interventions are implemented for each client. With all clients, ongoing discussion and review is a critical component of therapy and fundamental to a collaborative and trusting relationship. Dr. Racine is also passionate about helping family members and caregivers of individuals dealing with these disorders.

Dr. Racine received her Bachelor of Arts, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees in psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Cora Services in Philadelphia, PA. Here, she gained experience working with children and adolescents in a school setting and outpatient mental health facility. Specifically, Dr. Racine conducted psychological and psychoeducational assessments, counseling, intervention, and consultation services. Dr. Racine has an understanding of 504 eligibility requirements, special education services, as well as strategies that promote academic and socioemotional success. Her doctoral dissertation focused on treatment strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Dr. Racine completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Austin Anxiety and Behavioral Health Services. She obtained specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), mindfulness, and relaxation techniques. Training focused on the treatment of obsessive compulsive, panic, anxiety, and pediatric mental health conditions.

Dr. Racine is a graduate of the International OCD Foundation’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI), which is an intensive training program in cognitive behavioral therapy for mental health professionals who are treating individuals with OCD and related disorders. She has also worked with the Hill Country OCD Treatment Center, which provides intensive outpatient services to clients with severe OCD. Further, Dr. Racine has received specialized training in habit-reversal therapy for body-focused repetitive behaviors (e.g., skin picking, hair pulling, cheek biting, etc.)

Dr. Racine is co-author of the widely proclaimed self-help guide: From Misery To Mastery: A Revolutionary New Treatment for Anxiety and Depression. This system also takes into account the three different components of anxiety, all of which must be dealt with to assure effective treatment, and includes a treatment plan for those who wish to take their recovery all the way to complete mastery—total banishment—of these troublesome conditions.

Dr. Racine has partnered with the University of Texas and The Pennsylvania State University on mental health research. She has published several academic articles on psychological assessment, person-centered care, classroom-based interventions, and evidence-based approaches for mental health treatment. These articles have been presented at national conferences such as the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists. She is a member multiple national organizations that focus on the treatment of anxiety and related conditions, such as The Anxiety and Depression Association of America, International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation, OCD Texas, and the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Racine is an approved PSYPACT provider. She has authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology in all participating PSYPACT states. For a list of participating states please click HERE.

For more information or to schedule a free phone consultation, please call 512-467-1376 or email her directly at jill@drjillracine.com

 

Dr. Kelly McPfimeloronti
LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Dr. Kelly McPfimeloronti holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She specializes in the delivery of evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing and Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback.
Dr. McPfimeloronti has expertise treating depression, post traumatic stress, addiction, anxiety and related conditions. She holds an active license in psychology in Texas, New Mexico, and Maryland. Dr. McPfimeloronti enjoys working with both children and adults.

Dr. Kelly McPfimeloronti

Dr. Kelly McPfimeloronti holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She specializes in the delivery of evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing and Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback. Dr. McPfimeloronti has expertise treating obsessive compulsive disorder, panic, anxiety, trauma, and related conditions. She holds an active license in psychology in Texas, New Mexico, and Maryland. Dr. McPfimeloronti enjoys working with both children and adults. Dr. McPfimeloronti’s approach to psychotherapy is collaborative. She sees her primary role as that of a provider of a safe place and an attuned relationship so that any identified roadblocks causing pain or limitations in life can be examined and overcome. Sometimes simply taught shifts in awareness and attention as well as changes in perspective and perception can be powerful sources of change. Research-based tools are utilized to obtain real, measurable results in a brief, time-limited therapy model. She integrates the following evidence-based approaches:
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness
  • Biofeedback
She has been licensed as a psychologist for 19 years and her experience has taken place in various settings, including universities, VA Medical Centers, community mental health centers, Air Force bases, and in private practice. Dr. McPfimeloronti works with individuals presenting with a variety of issues, including obsessive compulsive, anxiety, panic, relationship discord and communication skill deficits, trauma histories, depressed mood, chronic health issues, and addictive behaviors. She specializes in treating:
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Conditions
  • Relationships, Family Dynamics, and Divorce
In her spare time, Dr. McPfimeloronti enjoys any outdoor activity. Luckily, the weather in Austin makes this a frequent possibility. She also enjoys traveling, skiing, music and dance.
Dr. McPfimeloronti looks forward to partnering, learning, and implementing life-transformative skills. For more information or to schedule a free phone consultation, email her directly at kelly@drjillracine.com


Dr. Candich Farrar
CLINICAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Dr. Candich Farrar obtained her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from National Louis University. Dr. Farrar has experience in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, trauma, depression, interpersonal difficulties, and related conditions. She utilizes an approach that is client-centered and interpersonally based in conjunction with evidence-based treatments, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and exposure and response prevention. Dr. Farrar enjoys working with individuals of all ages. Dr. Farrar received her psychology undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Candich Farrar

Dr. Candich Farrar obtained her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from National Louis University. Dr. Farrar has experience in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, trauma, depression, interpersonal difficulties, and related conditions. She utilizes an approach that is client-centered and interpersonally based in conjunction with evidence-based treatments, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and exposure and response prevention. Dr. Farrar enjoys working with individuals of all ages.

Dr. Farrar received her psychology undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. She attained her graduate degree at National Louis University. She recently completed her pre-doctoral internship at The Children’s Assessment Center in Houston where she provided psychological assessments and therapy to families and survivors of child sexual abuse. She is currently working toward postdoctoral hours to fulfill licensure requirements within the state of Texas. She has experience providing psychological assessments, as well as individual and group therapy in various settings, including a partial inpatient hospital, community mental health center, juvenile justice center, and private practices. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples from diverse backgrounds.

Dr. Farrar’s approach to therapy is collaborative. She works closely with each client to develop an individualized treatment plan that incorporates their goals. She strives to provide a safe space for clients to be their authentic selves, allowing them to feel comfortable in being vulnerable and begin the therapeutic process. She views the client as an expert of their own being and helps guide them through the healing journey. She utilizes a strength-based approach and places emphasis on self-care and self-compassion throughout the course of treatment.

 

Dr. Jill Racine

Dr. Jill Racine is a compassionate Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She specializes in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, anxiety, and related conditions. Dr. Racine enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. She is adept at creating a supportive and collaborative environment for her clients. She utilizes strength and evidence-based approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP). Strategies are tailored to the unique needs of the individual and his/her goals for treatment.

Dr. Racine works closely with clients to define specific treatment goals, develop an individualized treatment plan, and evaluate progress to ensure that goals are achieved. She recognizes the importance of collaboration with families, schools, and other health providers to ensure that all needs are being addressed and appropriate interventions are implemented for each client. With all clients, ongoing discussion and review is a critical component of therapy and fundamental to a collaborative and trusting relationship. Dr. Racine is also passionate about helping family members and caregivers of individuals dealing with these disorders.

Dr. Racine received her Bachelor of Arts, Master’s, and Doctorate degrees in psychology from The Pennsylvania State University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Cora Services in Philadelphia, PA. Here, she gained experience working with children and adolescents in a school setting and outpatient mental health facility. Specifically, Dr. Racine conducted psychological and psychoeducational assessments, counseling, intervention, and consultation services. Dr. Racine has an understanding of 504 eligibility requirements, special education services, as well as strategies that promote academic and socioemotional success. Her doctoral dissertation focused on treatment strategies for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Dr. Racine completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Austin Anxiety and Behavioral Health Services. She obtained specialized training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), mindfulness, and relaxation techniques. Training focused on the treatment of obsessive compulsive, panic, anxiety, and pediatric mental health conditions.

Dr. Racine is a graduate of the International OCD Foundation’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI), which is an intensive training program in cognitive behavioral therapy for mental health professionals who are treating individuals with OCD and related disorders. She has also worked with the Hill Country OCD Treatment Center, which provides intensive outpatient services to clients with severe OCD. Further, Dr. Racine has received specialized training in habit-reversal therapy for body-focused repetitive behaviors (e.g., skin picking, hair pulling, cheek biting, etc.)

Dr. Racine is co-author of the widely proclaimed self-help guide: From Misery To Mastery: A Revolutionary New Treatment for Anxiety and Depression. This system also takes into account the three different components of anxiety, all of which must be dealt with to assure effective treatment, and includes a treatment plan for those who wish to take their recovery all the way to complete mastery—total banishment—of these troublesome conditions.

Dr. Racine has partnered with the University of Texas and The Pennsylvania State University on mental health research. She has published several academic articles on psychological assessment, person-centered care, classroom-based interventions, and evidence-based approaches for mental health treatment. These articles have been presented at national conferences such as the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists. She is a member multiple national organizations that focus on the treatment of anxiety and related conditions, such as The Anxiety and Depression Association of America, International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation, OCD Texas, and the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Racine is an approved PSYPACT provider. She has authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology in all participating PSYPACT states. For a list of participating states please click HERE.

For more information or to schedule a free phone consultation, please call 512-467-1376 or email her directly at jill@drjillracine.com

Dr. Kelly McPfimeloronti

Dr. Kelly McPfimeloronti holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She specializes in the delivery of evidence-based interventions such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing and Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback. Dr. McPfimeloronti has expertise treating obsessive compulsive disorder, panic, anxiety, trauma, and related conditions. She holds an active license in psychology in Texas, New Mexico, and Maryland. Dr. McPfimeloronti enjoys working with both children and adults. Dr. McPfimeloronti’s approach to psychotherapy is collaborative. She sees her primary role as that of a provider of a safe place and an attuned relationship so that any identified roadblocks causing pain or limitations in life can be examined and overcome. Sometimes simply taught shifts in awareness and attention as well as changes in perspective and perception can be powerful sources of change. Research-based tools are utilized to obtain real, measurable results in a brief, time-limited therapy model. She integrates the following evidence-based approaches:
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness
  • Biofeedback
She has been licensed as a psychologist for 19 years and her experience has taken place in various settings, including universities, VA Medical Centers, community mental health centers, Air Force bases, and in private practice. Dr. McPfimeloronti works with individuals presenting with a variety of issues, including obsessive compulsive, anxiety, panic, relationship discord and communication skill deficits, trauma histories, depressed mood, chronic health issues, and addictive behaviors. She specializes in treating:
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Conditions
  • Relationships, Family Dynamics, and Divorce
In her spare time, Dr. McPfimeloronti enjoys any outdoor activity. Luckily, the weather in Austin makes this a frequent possibility. She also enjoys traveling, skiing, music and dance.
Dr. McPfimeloronti looks forward to partnering, learning, and implementing life-transformative skills. For more information or to schedule a free phone consultation, email her directly at kelly@drjillracine.com


Dr. Candich Farrar

Dr. Candich Farrar obtained her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from National Louis University. Dr. Farrar has experience in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety, trauma, depression, interpersonal difficulties, and related conditions. She utilizes an approach that is client-centered and interpersonally based in conjunction with evidence-based treatments, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and exposure and response prevention. Dr. Farrar enjoys working with individuals of all ages.

Dr. Farrar received her psychology undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. She attained her graduate degree at National Louis University. She recently completed her pre-doctoral internship at The Children’s Assessment Center in Houston where she provided psychological assessments and therapy to families and survivors of child sexual abuse. She is currently working toward postdoctoral hours to fulfill licensure requirements within the state of Texas. She has experience providing psychological assessments, as well as individual and group therapy in various settings, including a partial inpatient hospital, community mental health center, juvenile justice center, and private practices. She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples from diverse backgrounds.

Dr. Farrar’s approach to therapy is collaborative. She works closely with each client to develop an individualized treatment plan that incorporates their goals. She strives to provide a safe space for clients to be their authentic selves, allowing them to feel comfortable in being vulnerable and begin the therapeutic process. She views the client as an expert of their own being and helps guide them through the healing journey. She utilizes a strength-based approach and places emphasis on self-care and self-compassion throughout the course of treatment.

 

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