Deborah Stote, PhD, Psychologist in Austin
Dr. Stote received her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, focusing on the neurobiological bases of behavior. She completed her clinical training within the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. Dr. Stote has worked in behavioral health for over 20 years, both in institutional settings and in her private practice in Austin, Texas. She has served on the faculty at UCLA and The University of Texas, Austin and is actively involved in research.
We specialize in substance dependence, sexual addiction, anxiety, chronic stress, mood disorders, 12-Step facilitation, and dual diagnoses. We believe behavioral therapies that are supported by scientific evidence usually work best. As such, activities within our practice are based on the current, peer-reviewed scientific literature.
Our philosophy is that a balanced lifestyle promotes a healthy brain and soundness of mind. Good nutrition, regular exercise, spirituality, work, intellectual stimulation, and a robust social life all contribute to how we ultimately experience our environment. Keeping that experience on a positive plane is the foundation of mental health.
Call or Email Deborah Stote for a free phone consultation now - (512) 686-1854


  • Years in Practice: 15+ Years
  • School: UCLA
  • Year Graduated: 2001
  • License No. and State: 32811 Texas


  • Avg Cost (per session): $160 - $180
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: IITAP / CSAT
  • Certificate Date: 2015

Deborah Stote's Groups

Sexual Addiction and Multiple Addiction Support Gr

This group provides a safe place to connect with other men who also have tried to stop acting out sexually or with other compulsive behaviors and/or substances but haven't been able to do it alone. The other men in this group will understand and provide a way to open up about this struggle of trying to control this by yourself and give your freedom to disclose so many of the secrets you have been carrying. The goal for the group is to maintain a group awareness of self defined sexual sobriety & emotional sobriety, accountability and personal integrity.

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Partners of Addicts Support Group

The Partner's of Addicts of all forms of addiction deal with profound confusion, pain, betrayal and shame. This group will help Partner's heal and gain their own space of emotional sobriety. Women whose partner's are dealing with any type of behavior or chemical addiction are welcome (i.e. sex and porn addiction, alcohol and drugs, gambling, workaholism). Addiction is an intimacy disorder and partner's feel alone and confused. This group will help partners create healthy boundaries, make good life choices, gain clarity and claim their own emotional sobriety.

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  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Sexual Addiction


  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Insomnia
  • Life Coaching
  • Medication Management
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Spirituality
  • Testing and Evaluation

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Neurofeedback
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2016
Deborah Stote, PhD, Psychologist in Austin

Deborah Stote

Psychologist, PhD