What We Do
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helping professionals deeply respect clients as resilient, whole humans who are capable of healing and experiencing flourishing relationships.
Counselors at The Center believe humans and relationships embody strengths and potential, not problems to be solved.
Clients are matched with a collaborative treatment team dedicated to co-creating the safe, respectful atmosphere of trust necessary for growth, connection, and transformation.
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.
Vagdevi Meunier, PsyD, LP
Brianne Blevins, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Renee Villanueva, LMSW
Toya Foster, Masters in Clinical Health
Chelsea Kilimnik, Psychology Doctoral Candidate
Amelia Stanton, Psychology Doctoral Candidate
Crystal Nuñez, B.A. in Sociology, UT-Austin
Vijay Meunier, B.M. in Music, Florida State University
Sara Hazen, LMSW
Blog / Latest News
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The Center for Relationships opened its doors in 2014 with a passion and commitment for building healthy relationships at the individual, couple, family, workplace, and community level. We began with a perspective based on the Relational Cultural Model which states that all relationships go through cycles of connection, disconnection, and reconnection. To come together, to
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We are pleased to announce that we will be hosting our fourth annual Care Week on February 5th – 10th, 2018. Be sure to follow our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram where we will be posting the calendar for all of our FREE events and activities for the the new year! https://www.facebook.com/TheCenterForRelationships/ https://twitter.com/TCFRAustin https://www.instagram.com/thecenterforrelationships/ Please
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The Center For Relationships will have different operating hours in view of the holidays. We look forward to seeing you! Monday 12/25 – Closed Tuesday 12/26 – Closed Wednesday 12/27 – 9 a.m to 5 p.m. Thursday 12/28 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday 12/29 – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 12/30 – By Appointment Only
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Written by Brianne Blevins, LMFT-S, LPC-S I love being a therapist. LOVE it. Never is life so enriching as to sit with someone in their hardest moments and help through the healing. My clients are forever teaching me about life, love, growth and survival. Through the years, my biggest coping mechanism has been to recognize
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