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
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. Currently not accepting new clients
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. Currently not accepting new clients
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. Does not see clients at the center.
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.
Katie Cummings, MA, LPC-intern
Katie Cummings, MA, LPC-intern
Post-graduate Intern
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.
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. Currently not accepting new clients.
Catherine Smith, MA, LMFT-Associate
Catherine Smith, MA, LMFT-Associate
Post-Graduate Intern
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.
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.

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