Our practice offers evidence-based solutions when your lifestyle tips out of balance. Do you struggle with sex addiction, insomnia, substance misuse, relationship conflicts or uncontrollable anxiety? Chances are this is due in part 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 quality sleep, a healthy diet, regular exercise, intellectual flow, meditative practices, contentment with work, and effective social/communication skills. Therapy in our practice begins with improving and integrating these vital components of living into each treatment plan.
OUR CLINICAL EXPERTISE:
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. Dr. Stote is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) with significant experience using the gold standard of treatment established by the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP).
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.
Over time, individuals can get lost in the minutiae of life and develop maladaptive strategies within their marriage or partnership. 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.
Fear is the output 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:
Applying Science to Clinical 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
Office located at:
Stillhouse Canyon Office Park
4807 Spicewood Springs Road
Building 2, Suite 270
Austin, TX 78759
Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm
After hours by appointment
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.
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: