Linda Eldredge, Ed.D., is a licensed psychologist with a full-time private practice. She offers outpatient individual, couples, and family therapy to adults and older adolescents. Dr. Eldredge addresses issues such as relationships, stress, depression, anxiety, communication difficulties, job stress, spirituality, sexual orientation, disabilities, and coping with verbal, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. In addition to serving the general population, she works with people who are Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened, Deaf-Blind, or who have one or more disabilities. Dr. Eldredge is a Hearing person who is fluent in both American Sign Language (ASL) and Signed English.
Clients may address spiritual issues with Dr. Eldredge if they wish. She can help them to clarify the spiritual path of their choice. Her own spiritual path involves a blend of Christian-based Creation Spirituality that includes intuitive energy work, Native American spirituality, ceremonies, and Buddhism. Dr. Eldredge has worked with a Metis (French word meaning mixed blood) Native American healer in her own journey of personal growth. She respects people of all faiths and creeds and people with no spiritual belief.
Her private practice includes therapy through a contract with the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Dr. Eldredge has presented seminars on Mental Health and Deafness, Verbal Self-Defense Skills, spirituality and mental health, and other relevant topics. She has taught Verbal Self-Defense Skills through the University of Texas Informal Classes, and incorporates Verbal Self-Defense concepts in psychotherapy sessions.
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Dr. Eldredge received a B.S. in Behavioral Sciences from Howard Payne University. At Texas Woman’s University, she obtained an M.A. in Communication Science – Deaf Education. She earned her Doctor of Education in Educational Psychology from Baylor University. Dr. Eldredge became a licensed psychologist in 1991. She is also a Level I Verbal Self-Defense Trainer, an All-Level Teacher of the Hearing Impaired, a Certified School Counselor, and a Certified Special Education School Counselor.Dr. Eldredge worked as an educator and interpreter of the Deaf and Hearing Impaired, and contracted as a school counselor/consultant for the Deaf in Waco. She served as the Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services Director for a six-county area in Central Texas. In Houston, Dr. Eldredge was a psychotherapist and then a licensed psychologist in private practice for several years. For two years, she was the half-time psychologist at Texas School for the Deaf working with high-risk students, and she also had a limited private practice in Austin. She has been in full-time private practice in Austin since 1995.
Dr. Eldredge is a member of the American Psychological Association,Texas Psychological Association, Capitol Area Psychological Association, and International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine.
Insurance & Other Panels
Dr. Eldredge accepts private pay clients. She does not have a sliding scale fee. She is not a Medicare or Medicaid provider. Dr. Eldredge is on the following provider panels:
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CompPsych Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Crime Victims Compensation
Internal Revenue Service EAP
Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services (DARS)
Workers Assistance Program (WAP)
As needed, other insurance companies with which Dr. Eldredge is not affiliated have sometimes approved single-case agreements to work with Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened, and Deaf-Blind clients and their families or significant others.
Links of Interest
American Association of the Deaf–Blind
American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association
Association of Late-Deafened Adults
The International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine
National Association of the Deaf
Hearing Loss Association of America
Verbal Self-Defense Skills
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