Therapists at 1705 W. Koenig:

Robyn Gobbel, LCSW, RPT-S

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 is also a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor (RPT-S). Robyn works with children and their families, ages 0 - 9, as well as adults.   She is trained in EMDR, 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 Levels 1 & 2 Training in Theraplay, Robyn has a Theraplay informed practice and is currently working toward Theraplay certification. She is certified in the Integrative Attachment-Trauma Protocol with Children- an EMDR protocol developed for children with attachment trauma and loss.  Since 2015, Robyn has been studying intensively with Badenoch, MFT, PhD- a leader in the field of interpersonal neurobiology- and completed a year-long immersion into interpersonal neurobiology in 2017. 

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 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 all over the United States (including online!!).  To gain more information about workshops, webinars, or inviting Robyn to speak at your event, visit her website,  

For additional information about therapy with Robyn, please visit her website at:

Robyn can be reached at 512-565-8357 or

Christy Reeder, PhD

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Dr. Christy Reeder is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma and attachment-related issues. After earning her doctorate from Fuller’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 psychotherapy for adolescents and adults. Many who seek out her services have experienced traumatic events, loss, and chronic relationships problems. Dr. Reeder also provides support for teens and adults 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 to help clients make peace with their emotions, resolve difficult events, and develop more satisfying relationships with themselves and others. Advanced training includes certification in EMDR, Somatic Experiencing (through Intermediate III), Circle of Security, and DEEP (Dynamic Enriched Experiential Psychotherapy). Additionally, Dr. Reeder completed a certificate program in Maternal Mental Health, and provides psychotherapy for individuals with perinatal mood disorders and birth trauma.


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Dr. Reeder can be reached at 512-364-9619 or


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Elisha is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFT Associate) and is pursuing certification as a Registered Play Therapist under the supervision of Marshall Lyles, LPC-S, LMFT-S, RPT-S. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling from St. Edward’s University and is trained in EMDR, Somatic Experiencing (Intermediate Level), and Trust Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI). Elisha has also completed advanced training in attachment-based sandtray therapy and is a certified children’s yoga teacher with additional training in trauma-sensitive yoga. Currently, Elisha is participating in an intensive year-long professional certification training in the DIR® (Developmental, Individual Differences, Relationship-based) approach, a model that provides a developmental framework for interdisciplinary assessment and intervention for children with biological/neurological and neurodevelopmental differences. She is also trained to implement the Safe and Sound Protocol developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, a five-day auditory intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience.

Elisha works with neurodiverse children ages 2-11 and their families. She provides attachment-based, trauma-sensitive, developmental play therapy interventions for children with biological/neurological and neurodevelopmental differences, such as gifted and twice exceptional (2e) children, children with sensory processing challenges and/or developmental delays (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder), children with complex trauma (e.g. birth and early medical trauma), and children with Pediatric Autoimmune Encephalitis (e.g. PANS/PANDAS/Lyme Disease). Elisha values a team treatment, multidisciplinary approach and works to coordinate care with each child’s team of providers and educators.

Many of the families with whom Elisha works are seeking greater capacity for regulation, engagement and connection. Elisha works hard to create the strongest developmental roadmap possible for her families. From pre-birth to death, we are all seeking the warmest bonds and attachments our individual systems allow 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. Elisha attunes to the individual differences in each family member to help caregivers sensitively respond to their child’s unique, individual needs and, at times, atypical or subtle cues for connection and safety while improving developmental outcomes and cultivating joy in the parent-child relationship.

For additional information about therapy with Elisha please visit her website:

Elisha can be reached at 512-650-6090 or


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 specializes in adoption, attachment, and trauma and provides therapy for children and families age 4 and older. He is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®) Practitioner, is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) trained, has completed training in TheraPlay Levels I and II and is working towards certification, and hopes to engage in Circle of Security training soon. In 2019, Jason will participate in a year-long immersive course in interpersonal neurobiology with Bonnie Badenoch, MFT, PhD.

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, families, and caregivers, and to offer trainings and consultations. One such trip involved Jason giving a seminar on equine-assisted psychotherapy for mental health professionals in Kyiv, Ukraine; a reported first in that country.

Jason served as the Vice-President of the Adoption Knowledge Affiliates, an adoption triad support and education group, for 2017 and 2018.

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