Linda Ladd, PhD, PsyD

Professor of Family Therapy

Office: WH 308-D
Phone: 940-898-2694


Doctorate, Pacific University, Psychology
Doctorate, Oregon State University, Human Development and Family Studies
Master's, Portland State University, Psychology
BS, Portland State University, Psychology
BA, University of Texas at Arlington, English and teacher certification

Research Interests

Family psychology; clinical psychology; assessments; parenting education; ambiguous loss; families raising children with significant and multiple disabilities


Linda Ladd is a professor of family therapy at Texas Woman’s University; she has completed 28 years in academia as a professor. A licensed psychologist, Ladd specializes in clinical assessment, anxiety, depression, family, couples and individuals. Ladd has served TWU as the chair of the Department of Family Sciences, clinical director of the Counseling and Family Therapy Center, speaker of the Faculty Senate, and on numerous university and department committees.

For the past eight years, Ladd has conducted PTSD assessments for veterans referred by Denton County Veteran’s Services. She has also worked with individuals and couples in which at least one partner has been diagnosed with PTSD. Ladd’s research interests center on families with children with severe and multiple disabilities as well as the study of ambiguous loss/chronic sorrow, but she enjoys the challenge of helping her graduate students tackle their theses and dissertations.

Selected Publications

  • Cavanaugh, G., & Ladd, L. (2017). I want to be who I am: Narratives of the lives of transgender persons. Journal of LBGT Issues in Counseling, 11(2), 1-18.
  • Hennigan, R., & Ladd, L. (2015). Conflict resolution methods in heterosexual and same-sex relationships. Family Focus, F8-F10.
  • Patrick-Ott, A., & Ladd, L. (2010). The blending of Boss’s concept of ambiguous loss and Olshansky’s concept of chronic sorrow: A case study of a family with a child who has significant disabilities. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 5(1), 73-86.

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