Deborah Stote and Associates, PLLC Clinical Psychology
Deborah Stote and Associates, PLLCClinical Psychology  

Treatment for insomnia, addiction, anxiety, and marital conflict


Our practice offers solutions when your lifestyle tips out of balance.  Do you struggle with insomnia, substance misuse, sex addiction, excessive anxiety, or relationship conflicts? Chances are this is due to chronic stress and its negative effects. We believe that a balanced lifestyle reduces stress and promotes physical and mental health.  Balance is achieved through daily habits and skills, including quality sleep, a healthy diet, regular exercise, intellectual flow, meditative practices, contentment with work, and effective social skills. Therapy in our practice includes improving and integrating these vital components of living into each treatment plan.




Couples Counseling

Over time, couples can get lost in the minutiae of life and develop maladaptive strategies to deal with increasing demands. In general, long-term relationships are dynamic and benefit from both mindfulness and continued appreciation of your partner.  Our strategy for counseling draws on psychological research to offer solutions for relationship conflicts. By emphasizing stress reduction for both partners, improving communication skills, and using cognitive behavioral therapy to encourage healthy emotional flow within the relationship, we assist couples in meeting their partnership objectives.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

Do you have difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting the type of sleep that makes you feel rested?  Our Sleep and Serenity Program offers cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) to address the thoughts and behaviors that interfere with a good night's sleep.  Call today and make an appointment to begin getting the sleep you need and deserve!


Evidence-Based Treatment for Substance Use Disorders

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction to alcohol, pain pills, heroin, sedatives, cocaine, methamphetamine, amphetamine, marijuana, or a combination of substances, don't delay--call us for an initial consultation and get the information you need to make changes.  The first step can be the hardest one to make, but it is where your journey to recovery begins.


Sex Addiction Therapy

We treat individuals struggling with troublesome sexual behaviors (e.g., marital infidelity, internet porn addiction, voyeurism, out-of-control use of chat rooms and escort services).  To learn more about treatment for sex addiction or therapeutic support for partners and families, please call our office to schedule a free, confidential consultation. 


Anxiety Disorders

Fear is the result of a motivational system in the brain designed to keep us alive. We've all felt the effects of our fear system at one time or another (e.g., looking at the ground from 10 stories high, watching a scary movie, having a near-miss traffic accident).  Under the right circumstances, the fear system can become hyper-sensitive and produce phobic responses that are out of proportion to the situation at hand.  Sometimes fear is too easily provoked by thoughts and memories of previous experiences. Disorders like phobias and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are the result of the fear system gone awry.  We specialize in Prolonged Exposure and EMDR therapy for trauma-related distress.  Call our office today for more information.  Click below if you would like to read more about anxiety disorders:





Evidence-based:  using science in therapy

We use an interdisciniplinary approach to clinical work that relies on research studies from the science of psychology.  This means that information derived from systematically collected data (either from experimentation or observation) is integrated into each client's individualized treatment plan.   The goal is to provide the most effective, safe, and economical treatment available for behavioral disorders.  


"Knowing how things work is important, but I think that's an incomplete view of what science literacy is or, at least, should be.  Science literacy is an outlook.  It's more of a lens through which you observe what goes on around you."

Neil deGrasse Tyson 

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.

~William James


Contact and Appointments



(512) 709-4294




Office located at:

Stillhouse Canyon Office Park

4807 Spicewood Springs Road

Building 2, Suite 270

Austin, TX 78759


Office Hours

Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm


Also, please note there is a list of emergency service organizations and contact numbers under the "Information for Patients" link at the top of this page.

Convenient Office Location

Avoid the hassle of downtown traffic and parking.  We have a very convenient office location just 15 minutes North of downtown, with easy access to Mopac, 360, and 183--and parking is shaded, plentiful, and free!  Please see the "Location" link at the top of this page.

Nationwide Resource for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery:

Finding a drug rehab center is a complex and emotional process. Beginning one's recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction to a place of sobriety, a place of physical well-being, and a place of emotional freedom from drugs is a true challenge.  All Treatment is a website that provides a nationwide database of resources.  Check it out:


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