Relationship SCIENCE in the Heart of Austin

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.

What We Do

Bringing Relationship Science to build love, compassion, and healing

We are an inclusive multicultural and international community of professionals dedicated to bring our understanding of positive relationships into:

    Family
    Education
    Workplace
    Leadership
    Social and research environments

  • Counseling

    Individual, Couples, Family, Group

  • Education

    Free events, workshops, drop in classes

  • Training

    For Helping Professionals, CEUs offered

  • Research

    Furthering Relationship Science

Our Team

Vagdevi Meunier, PsyD, LP
Vagdevi Meunier, PsyD, LP
Executive Director
A licensed clinical psychologist, teacher, author, and master trainer for the Gottman Institute, Seattle, WA. Dr. Meunier has over 30 years of experience helping individuals, couples and families build flourishing relationships.
Shirley Cornett, PhD, LMFT-Associate
Shirley Cornett, PhD, LMFT-Associate
Training Director
Shirley can be found in Albuquerque NM when she is not seeing famlies and couples here in Austin. Shirley specializes in inter-generation challenges, cancer support, and collaborative models of counseling.
Gena Minnix, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Gena Minnix, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Supervisor
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.
Polly Munguia
Polly Munguia
Office Administrator
Polly is our office administrator with a huge heart and a ready smile. She is the person to call if you want to know how to reach one of our counselors, how to make or change appointments, and with all questions related to billing. Polly works at the center every day from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Morgan Johnson, MA, LPC-intern
Morgan Johnson, MA, LPC-intern
Creative Director and Post-graduate Intern
Morgan specializes in intimacy support, sex education, and intimacy coaching. She provides counseling to clients at North Austin Urology as well as at our center offices.
Katie Cummings, MA, LPC-intern
Katie Cummings, MA, LPC-intern
Post-graduate Intern
Katie provides couples, family, and individual counseling for adults and adolescents 15 years and up; Katie is our resident parenting and new-parent specialist. She has experience in communication, attachment theory, neuroscience, and trauma.
Rebecca Castille, MA, LPC-intern
Rebecca Castille, MA, LPC-intern
Post-Graduate Intern: South Location
Rebecca is a licensed professional counselor-intern with many years of experience working within pastoral settings and with veterans and their spouses. She specializes in Christian and spirituality-based counseling approaches, divorce recovery, blended families, PTSD and trauma, and parent-child relationships with young adult children.
Catherine Smith, MA, LMFT-Associate
Catherine Smith, MA, LMFT-Associate
Post-Graduate Intern: South Location
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
Jamie Walton, MA, LMFT-Associate
Jamie Walton, MA, LMFT-Associate
Post-Graduate Intern
Jamie has studied extensively in the area of couple relationships and attachment theories. She is working toward becoming a certified Emotionally Focused therapist. Emotionally Focused therapy is an evidence–based model that changes relationships. She has completed an externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy, and is a member of ICEEFT as well as the Austin EFT Community.
Darius Dawson
Darius Dawson
Doctoral Practicum Counselor
Darius is currently a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Clinical Psychology at UT Austin. He has an passion for health psychology and psychological conditions associated with medical illness. Darius creates a collaborative relationship to obtain clients’ optimum goals through self-discovery, open conversation, and skill building.
Sarah Christman
Sarah Christman
Doctoral Practicum Counselor
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.
Maru Cordero
Maru Cordero
Masters Practicum Student
Maru is a Senior student in the Masters of Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at the Seminary of the Southwest. Maru, originally from Venezuela, is bicultural, bilingual (Spanish) brings a relational cultural, neuroscience, and attachment lens to her practice. Maru is compassionate, open, and non-judgmental. She employs an integrative approach that will help you reach your goals through a wide array of techniques and interventions.

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