The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depressive, obsessive-compulsive, and trauma-related disorders. The ADAA website includes information on treatment, support groups, and self help materials. It also provides a treatment directory to assist you with finding a therapist within your area ( Additional information regarding the Anxiety and Depression Association of America can be found on their website at or by calling 240.485.1001.

The International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF) aims to improve the lives of individuals with OCD and related disorders through increasing access to evidence based treatment, promoting awareness about OCD, and providing education, training, and support. The IOCDF website ( provides information on mental health professionals, treatment programs, support groups, and organizations specializing in OCD and related disorders.

Additional information regarding services for OCD treatment are listed below:

OCD resources in your local area

Questions to ask a mental health provider

Parents/families of children with OCD

NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI is involved in education, outreach, advocacy, and public awareness events. NAMI’s goal is to combat stigma associated with mental illness and encourage understanding and support. NAMI offers a number of education classes and support groups for individuals, families, and support persons for those diagnosed with a mental health condition. Additional information regarding NAMI can be accessed on their website at or by calling 703-524-7600.

NAMI resources in your local area

Complete list of NAMI’s programs

The Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB) foundation provides support and resources to help you overcome body-focused repetitive behaviors such as hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting, cheeking biting, and others. The organization provides a support community for affected individuals and their families.  They are also working to promote the use of evidence based cognitive behavioral treatment approaches and are implementing and funding empirical research to increase our understanding of the neurobiology of these disorders.  treatment, promoting awareness about OCD, and providing education, training, and support. Additional information regarding BFRBs can be accessed on their website at

Learn more about BFRB

BFRB support groups

The American Psychological Association (APA) is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. The APA provides publications and other resources on mental health illness and treatment. Information regarding how to choose a psychologist can be found here: How to choose the right therapist for you

Psychology today provides informational resources on a range of mental health issues as well as detailed listings for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Support Groups and Treatment Centers. Dr. Racine is a verified Psychology Today provider. Click here to search for a provider in your area: Psychology Today provider database

Capital Area Psychological Association (CAPA) is an association of mental health professionals who engage in continuing education, monthly meetings, and professional development. CAPA provides a database of local mental health professionals to assist you with finding a provider that is just right for you: CAPA provider database

The Crisis Hotline (1.800.841.1255) provides 24/7 access to mental health professionals. Hotline callers receive immediate assessments, crisis intervention services (if needed) and referral to additional community resources. If this is a medical emergency, call 911.

Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams (MCOT) respond on-site where a psychiatric crisis is occurring. MCOT is available 24/7 and responds to calls from the home, school, street or clinic. This resource is not for an immediate emergency, but rather for a crisis that is not an immediate threat; the team may take a couple of hours to get to you.

Travis County: 512.472.HELP (4357)
Williamson County: 512.943.3545


Shoal Creek Hospital: 512.324.2000
Austin Oaks Hospital: 512.440.4800
Austin Lakes Hospital: 512.544.5253
Cross Creek Hospital: 512.549.8021


Rock Springs: 512.819.9400
Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute: 512.819.1100

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