Your Local Austin Area Psychologist
Most people experience anxiety from time to time. You may feel anxious before you take a test, give a presentation at work, or while going through financial difficulty. This kind of anxiety is beneficial – it can make you more alert and cautious. It also usually ends soon after you are out of the situation that caused it. But for millions of people the anxiety does not go away, and in fact it may get worse over time. If you or a loved one experience anxiety that is persistent, uncontrollable, or overwhelming it may be time to seek professional help.Dr. Racine is a compassionate Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She specializes in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic, anxiety, and related conditions. She is adept at creating a supportive and collaborative environment for her clients. She utilizes 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. Her treatment focus is strengths-based and solution-oriented. She works closely with clients to define specific treatment goals, develop an individualized treatment plan, and evaluate progress to ensure that goals are achieved. Dr. Racine enjoys working with children, adolescents, and adults. She is also passionate about helping family members and caregivers of individuals dealing with these disorders and is trained in Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE).
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Dr. Jill Racine
Dr. Racine specializes in the treatment of anxiety and related conditions. She has published several academic articles on mental health treatment and person-centered care. She has also collaborated with Columbia University, The University of Texas at Austin, and The Pennsylvania State University on mental health research projects.
Experiencing anxiety occasionally is normal. Anxiety may arise when problems confront us, prior to a test, or when making a life-altering choice. A disorder involving anxiety, though, is a far cry from temporary fear or worry.
OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER
Approximately 1 in 40 adults and 1 in 100 children in the United States have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD occurs when a person gets stuck in a cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Learn more about obtaining help for OCD.
A panic attack is a sudden surge of overwhelming anxiety and fear. A person may also have a strong physical reaction during a panic attack. It may feel like having a heart attack. They may even occur when you’re relaxed or asleep.
CHILDHOOD MENTAL HEALTH
The demands of anxiety can consume a household. Family members often get pulled into their loved one’s worrying thoughts or repetitive behaviors. Understandably, parents will do anything they can to minimize an anxious child’s distress. Most family members have performed a family accommodation behavior for their anxious child.
Agoraphobia • Attention Difficulties • Autism Spectrum Disorder • Depression • Generalized Anxiety • Hair-Pulling (Trichotillomania) • Motivation Problems • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder • Oppositional Behavior • Panic Disorder • Parenting Strategies • PANS/PANDAS (Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) • Peer Challenges/Bullying • Performance Anxiety • Phobias • Selective Mutism • Self-Esteem • Skin Picking (Excoriation) • Social Anxiety • Social Skills • Stress/Time Management • Test Anxiety • Trauma
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Richard Silvestri, Ph.D. and Jillian Racine, Ph.D.
Dr. Racine is a co-author of a self-help guide for people suffering from 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.