Our Team

Dr. Jill Racine
DIRECTOR, LICENSED 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.
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Dr. Kelly McPfimeloronti
CLINICAL POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

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 New Mexico and Maryland and is currently fulfilling licensure requirements for Texas. Dr. McPfimeloronti enjoys working with both children and adults.
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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 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.
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 depression, post traumatic stress, addiction, anxiety and related conditions. She holds an active license in psychology in New Mexico and Maryland and is currently fulfilling licensure requirements for Texas. Dr. McPfimeloronti enjoys working with both children and adults.

Dr. McPfimeloronti’s approach to psychotherapy is very 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.  In therapy, we will utilize research-based tools together to obtain real, measurable results in a brief, time-limited therapy model.

She integrates the following evidence-based approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • 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 anxiety, relationship discord and communication skill deficits, trauma histories, depressed mood, chronic health issues, and addictive behaviors.

She specializes in treatments for the following diagnostic groups:

  • Anxiety Disorders, including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychological Factors Affecting Medical Conditions

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.

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