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
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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.
Individual, Couples, Family, Group
Free events, workshops, drop in classes
For Helping Professionals, CEUs offered
Furthering Relationship Science
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Sex is everywhere in the American culture. From sports advertisements to the sale of food, it is not hard to find a svelte gorgeous model biting into a giant hamburger or hanging on to the hood of a new car. Yet as a general public, we are reticent, awkward, and unfamiliar with sex talk with our intimate partners…
One of my favorite messages that bubbles to the top of #RelationshipScience research is: “little things often.” Partners who stick together happily pump in positivity and connection in seemingly mundane interactions all the time. We can use daily, routine interactions as rituals to remind us we’re a team and things are good…
Unfortunately, avoiding negative emotions is impossible. Our negative emotions serve as indications that situations or thoughts we experience are not ideal. Experiencing negative emotions, like anger and sadness, are not problematic…
Written by Morgan Johnson Being a relationship counselor is steadily shifting my philosophical and existential understandings of what it means to be in a partnership–to have a partner(s) and evolve alongside this person/people, to validate and forgive things we may not be able to fully relate to at first, and to know that no matter
-> Continue reading How Becoming a Relationship Counselor Changed My View of Relationships
Why The Center for Relationships? by Morgan Johnson You can come and feel for yourself this Care Week 2017, but I just wanted to share a little bit more about what we’re up to at The Center and why, because it’s a big piece of my heart. #TCFRAustin is a brainchild of Dr. Vagdevi Meunier, who is a well-loved,
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When we opened our doors to the public in April 2014, it was the culmination of a dream that was over 20 years old. For that many years, I (Vagdevi) had a sense that something was seriously wrong with our mental health system in that it pathologized, diagnosed, and demoralized or disempowered thousands of people
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#1. Bask in the glory of achievement and the remembrance of your journey. It is possible to celebrate graduation without truly absorbing its gravity. Sure, we are finished with classes and studying; now we can relax and watch Netflix without guilt. (That’s life isn’t it?) But let’s back up for a
-> Continue reading 3 Ways To Continue the Celebration After Graduation
What happens when mental illness becomes a part of your life? Whether the victim is you or someone you care about, mental illness can have devastating effects on not only the afflicted, but also on their loved ones. No one expects to be side swiped by mental illness, no matter how common it may be.
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Remember Milton from the movie Office Space? He was the poster boy for resentment. His famous line was, “I’ll set the building on fire” and that is what he did in the end, all because someone took his stapler. That is what resentment is about: a burning, seething, internal dialogue that rehearses pessimism and injustice.
-> Continue reading 3 Reasons why resentment is not good for you
A funny thing happened on the way to living my life…..life! In moments of contemplation one begins to look at their life and wonder: “How did I get here?” Consideration has to be given to all the twists and turns that life brings, the seasons we go through from childhood to adulthood, from youth to
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Vagdevi Meunier, PsyD, LP
Shirley Cornett, PhD, LMFT-Associate
Gena Minnix, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S
She writes and speaks internationally on topics such as systemic and strategic therapies, attachment, and trauma in the LGBT community, empathy, and spirituality.