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.
Vagdevi Meunier, PsyD, LP
Brianne Blevins, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Gena Minnix, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Renee Villanueva, LMSW
Catherine Smith, MA, LMFT-Associate
Katie Cummings, MA, LPC-intern
Morgan Johnson, MA, LPC-intern
Blog / Latest News
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by Vagdevi Meunier This post goes out to all the people in the world that provide mothering to others. Fathers, brothers, sisters, grandmothers, grandfathers, uncles, aunts, neighbors, teachers, and any chosen families and symbolic relatives I may have missed. Mother’s Day is for you too and at The Center for Relationships, Austin, TX, we take
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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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This is actually science. Instead of that “hey, sweetie” peck-style kiss you may have fallen into a routine of, start by just replacing your end-of-the-day or leaving-for-work peck with a 6-Second Kiss….
Activities are more likely to get done when they are planned in advance. Thinking about
wanting to exercise today is very different from planning to exercise today at 3pm. Each day we wake up with a sense of what we have to do. Our work schedule, family events, and personal needs are scheduled in advance. Exercise should be no different…
What do most couples say brings them into counseling? “Communication.” Ask any therapist. With me, it’s tied up there with betrayal/infidelity, but even in those contexts, my clients estimate that communication “is the problem…”
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