Gary R. Elkins, Ph.D., ABPP Gary Elkins, Ph.D., ABPP | Temple, TX 76504
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Dr. Elkins is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Baylor University, and also serves as Director of the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program, and Director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory.  

Certifications and appointments include specialty certification in Clinical Health Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology and service as President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis. He is the President-Elect of Division 30 of the American Psychological Association.   

Dr. Elkins' speciality areas are hypnotherapy/hypnotic relaxation therapy (HRT), women's health, hot flashes, sleep problems, pain management, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), clinical health psychology, and marriage counseling. In addition, he provides psychological testing for pre-surgical evaluations, pain management, and diagnostic evaluations. 

He is the author of three books.  
  • Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy: Principles and Applications
  • Relief from Hot Flashes: The Natural, Drug-Free Program to Reduce Hot Flashes, Improve Sleep, and Ease Stress
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Psychologists: An Essential Resouce                     

​To view his curriculum vita, please click on the following link. 


By design, Dr. Elkins' practice is limited as he is involved in many writing and research projects, teaching, and supervision. For this reason, only Scott & White Health Plan or self-pay is accepted. If you are self-pay, and your insurance company provides reimbursement for the services of an out-of-network provider, his staff will be pleased to provide you with full statements, properly coded, that you may submit for reimbursement according to your insurance company's benefit allowance. Payment will be accepted in cash or check only. Either full payment or co-pays/deductibles, (as determine by the Scott & White Health Plan) will be settled on the date of service. 

Gary Elkins, Ph.D., ABPP, ABPH