Relationship SCIENCE in the Heart of Austin

What We Do

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We are a deliberately developmental, multicultural and international community of professionals dedicated to bring our knowledge of cutting edge relational science and training in cutting-edge techniques to help relationships flourish in the family, marriage, school, work, and social environments.

  • Counseling: Individual, Couples, Family, Group
  • Education: Free events, workshops, drop in classes
  • Training: For Helping Professionals, CEUs offered
  • Research: Furthering Relationship Science

Who we are:

We are healing professionals trained in cutting-edge relationship science and practice. We care for relationships of all kinds and in all aspects of human experience.
MISSION: Flourishing Connection Through Relationship Science

Structured and transparent. Practical results, no BS.

APPROACH: We Meet you Where you Are

From your lifestyle realities to specific issues of the moment

PROMISE: APPOINTMENTS WHEN YOU NEED THEM

A confirmed appointment with a counselor in two business days.

OUR BELIEF: An Individual is Relational In Context

Perceiving personal wellness as fundamentally interpersonal.

Our Team

Vagdevi Meunier, PsyD, LP
Vagdevi Meunier, PsyD, LP
Executive Director
The founder of the center and licensed psychologist, Dr. V is also a certified Gottman therapist, educator, Inspirational speaker, author, and master trainer for the Gottman Institute, Seattle, WA. She has over 30 years of experience helping individuals, couples and families build flourishing relationships.
Brianne Blevins, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Brianne Blevins, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Senior Associate and Clinical Supervisor
Gena Minnix, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Gena Minnix, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Supervisor (Does not see clients at the center)
Gena has over 12 years of experience as a counselor, educator, and supervisor who specializes in strategic couples and family therapy, parenting therapy, EMDR, trauma, and Relational Cultural Therapy. She writes and speaks internationally on topics such as systemic and strategic therapies, attachment, and trauma in the LGBT community, empathy, and spirituality. Does not see clients at the center.
Renee Villanueva, LMSW
Renee Villanueva, LMSW
Clinical Associate and Yoga Therapist
Renee brings a dual expertise in social work and yoga. With a masters degree in social work from Texas State University and Yoga Certification, she integrates counseling and yoga practice to offer a mindfulness based approach to therapy. Renee offers yoga groups for adults, teens and children as well as customized individual and group yoga sessions.
Catherine Smith, MA, LMFT-Associate
Catherine Smith, MA, LMFT-Associate
Senior Clinical Associate
Catherine brings experience from many years working in grief support and child education. She has found her passion in postpartum support and relationship-focused therapy, with an emphasis on safe and secure interactions with clients. Catherine is a certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator. Accepting New Clients.
Katie Cummings, MA, LPC-intern
Katie Cummings, MA, LPC-intern
Senior Clinical Associate (returns January 2018)
Katie brings several years of experience collaborating with individuals and couples. Clients who work with Katie experience her as warm, engaging, and creative, she brings a fun side to therapy. Katie is trained in EMDR as a gentle approach to helping clients work through trauma and relationships. Currently not accepting new clients.
Sarah Christman
Sarah Christman
Doctoral Trainee
Sarah is an advanced doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology Program at University of Texas at Austin. She specializes in working with young adults undergoing personal and career transitions, suicide prevention, and couples therapy.
Morgan Johnson, MA, LPC-intern
Morgan Johnson, MA, LPC-intern
Post-graduate Intern
Morgan brings a fun, engaging energy to her work with couples. She is trained in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) and Gottman Couples Therapy, with a focus on intimacy and building trust between partners. Morgan’s clients appreciate her inviting, experiential style of helping couples discover new possibilities. Accepting New Clients.

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