Linda Eldredge, Ed.D., Psychologist

“Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.”

~Joseph Campbell

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, depression, anxiety, communication difficulties, job stress, life transitions, 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.

Contact Dr. Eldredge at 512-687-3436,

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, Buddhism, meditation, and ceremonies. Dr. Eldredge studies nature-based theologies and ancient wisdom traditions. She has worked with a Metis (French word meaning mixed blood) Native American healer in her own journey of personal growth. Dr. Eldredge respects people of all faiths and creeds, as well as people with no spiritual belief.

Her private practice includes therapy through a contract with the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).  Dr. Eldredge has presented seminars on Verbal Self-Defense Skills, Mental Health and Deafness, as well as on spirituality and mental health. She has taught Verbal Self-Defense Skills through the University of Texas Informal Classes, and she incorporates Verbal Self-Defense concepts in her psychotherapy sessions.

Treatment Specialties

Special Populations

  • Individuals, Couples, Families
  • Ages 16-70+
  • Stress Management Skills
  • Disability-Related Issues
  • Spiritual Issues
  • Communication Skills
  • Life Transition Adjustment
  • Verbal Self-Defense Skills
  • Dysfunctional Relationships
  • Mood Disorders (e.g. Depression, Anxiety)
  • Job Stress
  • Work Issues
  • Sexual Orientation Issues
  • Problem-Solving and Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Congenital, and Late-Deafened
  • Deaf-Blind, Blind, or Visually Impaired
  • Developmentally Delayed
  • One or More Physical Disabilities
  • Nonverbal with Alternative Forms of Communication
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender
  • Adult Survivors of Emotional, Verbal, Physical, and Sexual Abuse

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.

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:

APS Motorola
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield
CompPsych Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Crime Victims Compensation
Internal Revenue Service EAP
Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)
Value Options
Workers Assistance Program EAP (WAP)

As needed, other insurance companies with which Dr. Eldredge is not affiliated have sometimes approved single-case agreements specifically 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
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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