About Me

Vagdevi Meunier, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Vagdevi best croppedDr. Vagdevi is a licensed clinical psychologist who has dedicated her professional career to helping couples learn how to have healthy fulfilling relationships that last.  She has a private clinical and consulting practice in Austin TX where she specializes in couples and family therapy, couples workshops, training and supervision, and organizational consultation.

Vagdevi is the founder and Executive Director of The Center for Relationships which is a community counseling, outreach, education, and research organization that specializes in relationship based support for the greater Austin community.

Vagdevi has over 30 years of experience as a therapist, consultant, and educator. Dr. Vagdevi is a clinical assistant professor in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program at The University of Texas in Austin Texas where she has been supervising doctoral students since 2000.

She has also been a certified Gottman Couples Therapist and a certified Gottman Workshop Leader since 2006. CGT_CWL Logo_Med She has been approved as a Master Trainer for the Gottman Institute and presents to professional audiences through her partnership with National Marriage Seminars.  Vagdevi also offers the Art and Science of Love weekend workshop for couples twice a year in Austin and has joined other workshop leaders to offer this workshop for couples in other cities.

As an approved professional trainer for the Gottman Institute, Vagdevi has presented to professional and lay audiences in the US, Canada, and India including the American Psychological Association, Texas Psychological Association, Smart Marriages, Alberta Psychologists Association, and the Karnataka Association for Clinical Psychologists.

GoldenTemple09_small A native of India, Vagdevi has extensive experience with multicultural psychology, especially eastern influences on psychological practice, and cross-cultural research on relationships. Vagdevi’s passion for working with couples comes from personal as well as professional success in applying scientific research on relationships to help couples repair, rejuvenate, and redirect relationships in distress towards greater satisfaction and commitment. Vagdevi incorporates mindfulness, neurobiology, and positive psychology into her presentations on relationships, and has published a book chapter on Positive Couple Relationships from evidence based research around the world.

As a presenter and teacher, Vagdevi brings a wealth of personal, clinical and academic information to her trainings. She is a dynamic, personable, and energetic presenter who blends stories with clinical information in a way that helps audiences grasp complex ideas with ease. Audiences also appreciate her ability to integrate eastern and western philosophies and to inspire audiences with her passion to bring compassion, empathy, and a holistic understanding in her approach to wellness.


  • Certified Gottman Therapist #64
  • Approved Gottman Workshop Leader and Professional Trainer
  • Prepare-Enrich Seminar Director

Professional Interests:

  • Multicultural Psychology and Diversity Training
  • Mindfulness, Buddhism and other Eastern philosophies
  • Spirituality and Counseling
  • Cross-cultural research on committed relationships
  • Professional Training and supervision of couples therapists

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