Therapists at 1705 W. Koenig:
Robyn Gobbel, LCSW
Robyn is the founder of Central Texas Attachment & Trauma Center and specializes in adoption, attachment, and trauma. She earned a Master's Degree in Social Work and is a licensed by the state of Texas as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW #40735). Robyn works with children and their families, ages 0 - 9, as well as adults. Robyn has specialized training in helping children with early developmental trauma, including adapting EMDR to help children (and adults!) heal from their earliest negative experiences. She is trained in Somatic Experiencing (beginning level) as well as DEEP (Dynamic Enriched Experiential Psychotherapy). Robyn is a Trust Based Relational Intervention® educator, Circle of Security Parent Educator, and has completed the Alert Program® training. Having completed Level1 Training in Theraplay, Robyn has a Theraplay informed practice. In 2017, Robyn (along with her colleague Suzette) has been studying intensely with Bonnie Badenoch, MFT, PhD- a leader in the field of interpersonal neurobiology. Robyn specializes in helping children and families after complex, early, developmental trauma like abuse, neglect, or orphanage care. Additionally, Robyn works with adults interested in deepening their relationships with themselves and others. Many of Robyn's adult clients are parenting children impacted by trauma, or experienced a difficult childhood themselves, particularly emotional abuse or emotionally absent parents.
Robyn was honored to be awarded the 2012 Austin Birth Award title of "Best Pre/Perinatal Therapist in Austin" for her work helping women heal after a traumatic birth, as well as the 2013 Austin Birth Award title of "Best Adoption Resource."
Robyn is the Past-President, Vice-President, and Board Member-at-Large of the Board of Directors for Adoption Knowledge Affiliates, an adoption triad support and education group. She regularly offers workshops on parenting, connection, trauma and adoption and has spoken at conferences and trainings in Texas, Florida, Alabama, Oregon, Iowa, Colorado, Michigan, and Indiana. To gain more information about workshops, webinars, or inviting Robyn to speak at your event, visit her website, www.GobbelCounseling.com.
For additional information about therapy with Robyn, please visit her website at: www.GobbelCounseling.com
Robyn can be reached at 512-565-8357 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Suzette Lamb, LPC-S
Before joining Central Texas Attachment & Trauma Center, Suzette was the clinical director of a foster/adoption agency for almost 20 years. Suzette received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from Our Lady of the Lake University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor with clinical experience that includes group, individual, marital and family therapy in residential and outpatient settings as well as working EAP, university counseling and crisis intervention.
Suzette has extensive training in attachment, adoption, and trauma. Some of her advanced trainings include EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), adapting EMDR for children with preverbal and attachment trauma, Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®), Circle of Security Parent Eductor, and the ALERT Program (for self-regulation and sensory processing disorder). Suzette has completed training in Somatic Experiencing (beginning level) as well as DEEP (Dynamic Enriched Experiential Psychotherapy). She is an experienced trainer and able to quickly help parents identify tools and techniques to calm their children's challenging behaviors.
Suzette is a sought-after trainer and presenter due to her dynamic, interactive, and easy-to-understand style of presenting. She has presented on topics including "Sensory Regulation for Children & Their Parents," "Preparing for Children for Adoption" and "Parenting from the Heart With the Brain in Mind," based on the neuroscientific work of Daniel Siegel, MD and others. She also frequently provides new and innovative trainings statewide of Behavior Intervention topics for caregivers who are experiencing challenges in their everyday lives with children. For more information about inviting Suzette to speak or present at your event, please visit her website www.ElementsWellnessAustin.com
Suzette accepts Medicaid for children adopted from the state of Texas as well as children currently in foster care.
Suzette can be reached at Suzette.Lamb.LPC@gmail.com or 210-260-4162.
Christy Reeder, PhD
Dr. Christy Reeder is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. After earning her doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Psychology in Pasadena, California, Dr. Reeder completed a postdoctoral fellowship in trauma psychology at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles through The University of Southern California University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
Dr. Reeder provides individual and family therapy for children, adolescents and adults. Many who seek out her services have experienced traumatic events and loss, and client backgrounds commonly include childhood abuse and neglect, assault, domestic violence, or having a military background. Dr. Reeder also provides support for people who have been adopted, as well as for their families. Believing that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach, Dr. Reeder draws from diverse treatment orientations (including EMDR) to help clients make peace with their emotions, resolve difficult events, and develop more satisfying relationships. She is trained in Trust Based Relational Intervention® and is a Circle of Security Parent Educator. Dr. Reeder is trained in Somatic Experiencing (Intermediate Level) as well as DEEP (Dynamic Enriched Experiential Psychotherapy)To supplement her training as a psychologist, Dr. Reeder earned an advanced degree in lay theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and is able to integrate issues of religion and spirituality into treatment when this is of interest to her clients.
Dr. Reeder also has extensive knowledge and experience with psychological testing for those desiring diagnostic clarification, and is able to make treatment recommendations, and rule-out underlying cognitive impairment or developmental disability (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder).
For therapy, Dr. Reeder accepts Medicaid for children and adolescents adopted in the State of Texas, and also Tricare and Blue Cross Blue Shied. For additional information, please visit her website:
Dr. Reeder can be reached at 512-364-9619 or Christy@christyreederphd.com
ELISHA BIDWELL, MA, LMFT-ASSOCIATE
Elisha Bidwell is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate (LMFT Associate). She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward’s University and is trained in EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, and Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). Elisha provides attachment-focused therapy, trauma recovery, play therapy and sandtray therapy to children ages 3-11, families and adult individuals. She also offers coaching to parents seeking education about and practical solutions to emotional and behavioral challenges. Elisha’s focus is on trauma recovery and healing attachment relationships impacted by developmental trauma. Additionally, Elisha offers attachment-focused parent/child yoga.
Many of the children, families and adults with whom Elisha works are seeking greater capacity for connection to self and others and an increased sense of aliveness. From pre-birth to death, we are seeking the warmest bonds and attachments our system allows us to imagine. We all need to feel seen, heard, unconditionally loved, and safe. Sometimes, however, we miss opportunities or have difficulties with helping one another feel seen, heard, unconditionally loved, and safe. Unfortunately, our best attempts to respond to or defend against emotional hurts, stress and trauma can sometimes create internal roadblocks to resilience, connection and vitality. Elisha’s aim is to work collaboratively with you to help you, your child or your family remove obstacles and continue along your natural path toward wholeness.
For additional information about therapy with Elisha please visit her website:
Elisha can be reached at 512-650-6090 or ElishaBidwell.com
JASON LEDLIE, LPC-INTERN
Supervised by Suzette Lamb, LPC-S
Jason: from the Greek name Iασων (Iason), which was derived from Greek ιασθαι (iasthai) "to heal".
Prior to joining the team at the Central Texas Attachment & Trauma Center (CTATC), Jason’s career considerations had included mountaineering, captaining a sea vessel, and/or writing romance novels. These specializations, however, were not aligned with Jason’s educational pursuits; for which he was passionate.
Jason received a B.S. in Psychology from Texas A&M University and earned a M.A. in Professional Counseling from Texas State University. He also holds an Equine-Assisted Mental Health Practitioner certificate from the University of Denver. Jason is currently credentialed as a LPC-Intern in Texas and practices under the supervision of the CTATC’s own Suzette Lamb, LPC-S. Additionally, Jason is credentialed as a LPC-Candidate (LPCC) in Colorado.
Jason specializes in adoption, attachment, and trauma and provides therapy for children and families age 7 and older. He is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Practitioner and is looking forward to undertaking training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) and Circle of Security in 2017.
Jason also enjoys working within adventure and experiential therapeutic settings. To that end, he is pleased to be able to offer equine-assisted therapy within his practice, as well as other out-of-the-office experiences.
In addition to working with adoptive families, Jason is an international adoptive parent. He also travels internationally to work with children from hard places and to teach and consult on equine-assisted therapy. One such trip involved Jason giving a seminar on equine-assisted psychotherapy for mental health professionals in Kyiv, Ukraine; a first in that country.
Jason presently serves as the Vice-President of the Adoption Knowledge Affiliates, an adoption triad support and education group
For additional information about therapy with Jason, please visit: www.ElementsWellnessAustin.com
Jason can be reached at: Jason@ElementsWellnessAustin.com or 512.621.9684
Sarah Crawford, PhD, LPC
Sarah Crawford has a Master’s degree in counseling and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, and she is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of TX and AZ. She wrote her dissertation on how early experiences impact people throughout the course of their lives.
Sarah has worked as a Child and Family Therapist in pediatric, home, office, and private practice settings since 2006. Since completing graduate school, Sarah has regularly pursued trainings and continuing education in topics related to social, emotional, and psychological development in children; parent-child relationships and their impact on child development; trauma, and the treatment of trauma; intergenerational trauma, attachment, issues related to adoption, mindfulness, and neuropsychology.
Sarah specializes in working with infants, toddlers, and their caregivers on issues related to attachment, trauma, bonding, and adoption; helping parents to best help their children during various phases of development; social, emotional, and psychological development in children; anxiety in people of all ages; behavioral problems in children; the treatment of trauma in children; and in helping parents and families to break unhealthy patterns of relating to and interacting with each other, while replacing these with healthier ways.
Sarah uses strengths-based, collaborative, and integrative approaches. She incorporates aspects of interpersonal process therapy, mindfulness, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), and humanistic approaches into her. She also uses art therapy, sand tray therapy, and play therapy techniques, when appropriate.
Sarah is passionate about this work and does not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to helping children. It is her goal to help parents learn how to help their children and also to help children and families thrive in each phase of development.
For additional information about therapy with Sarah please visit her website:
Sarah can be reached at 602.653.8048 or email@example.com
Sarah accepts Traditional Medicaid for children who have been adopted from foster care!
ELISHA BIDWELL, MA, LMFT-ASSOCIATE
Katie Spillar, LMFT
Katie is not currently accepting new clients as she is welcoming a new baby to her family!
Katie Spillar, MA, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist . She earned her B.A. in psychology from Southwestern University in Georgetown and her M.A. in behavioral science from The University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Katie has over 10 years of experience working with children and families. She conducted individual, group, and family therapy for children and teens at a child advocacy center and at a residential treatment center. In addition to these, she was a direct care worker at a residential treatment center for children and teens, and a case manager for foster children, adoptive children and their families. She also conducted a training series to prepare foster/adoptive parents to parent abused, traumatized children.
Currently, Katie provides family and individual therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. She is trained in the Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) by Dr. Karyn Purvis and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Katie is also trained in attachment and bonding assessments by Deborah D. Gray, MSW, and is a Circle of Security Parent Trainer. She is currently in the process of becoming a Certified Theraplay Therapist to help children form a secure attachment with their caregivers and develop more positive concepts of themselves, others, and the world. Along with her colleagues at CTATC, Katie is currently training in DEEP (Dynamic Enriched Experiential Psychotherapy).
Katie uses a variety of techniques and approaches to help her clients with attachment issues, school and behavioral problems, ADHD, grief and loss, trauma, abuse, anxiety and depression.
For additional information about therapy with Katie, please visit her website at:
Katie can be reached at 512-588-9222 or Katie@SpillarCounseling.com
**CTATC is comprised of independently licensed therapists. CTATC does not provide any clinical services or any other service that requires a clinical license. All services are provided exclusively by the independent therapists. CTATC does not employ or contract with therapists.