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, 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 robyn@gobbelcounseling.com

Christy Reeder, PhD

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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:

www.christyreederphd.com

Dr. Reeder can be reached at 512-364-9619 or Christy@christyreederphd.com

ELISHA BIDWELL, MA, LMFT-ASSOCIATE

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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:

www.ElishaBidwell.com

Elisha can be reached at 512-650-6090 or elishabidwell@gmail.com

JASON LEDLIE, LPC

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 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

Katie Spillar, LMFT

Katie is on extended maternity leave and not currently seeing clients!  We miss you, Katie!

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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: 

www.SpillarCounseling.com

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.