Deborah Stote, Ph.D.
Deborah Stote, Ph.D. 

Science-based treatment for insomnia, substance abuse, anxiety disorders, marital distress


Our practice offers evidence-based solutions when your lifestyle tips out of balance.  Do you struggle with 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.


Psychotherapy Informed by Science

We use an interdisciniplinary approach to clinical work that relies on research.  This means that information derived from scientific data is integrated into each client's individualized treatment plan.   The goal is to provide the most effective, safe, and economical solutions 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


Sexual Health

We treat individuals struggling with problematic sexual behaviors (e.g., marital infidelity, excessive internet porn use, voyeurism, excessive use of chat rooms and escort services).  To learn more about treatment for problematic sexual behaviors or therapeutic support for partners and families, please call our office to schedule a free, confidential consultation. Dr. Stote is has extensive training and experience in addressing sexual health using the gold standard of treatment established by research.


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.


Couples Therapy

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.


Anxiety Disorders

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:





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


Contact and Appointments



(512) 709-4294



4413 Spicewood Springs Road

Suite 206

Austin, TX 78759


FAX:  512-957-1383


Office Hours

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.

Convenient 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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