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Vagdevi Meunier, Psy.D.

When I was in graduate school in the 1980s and 90s, my professors often encouraged us to become members of a national professional association such as AAMFT, APA, NASW, etc. The cost to be a student member was relatively small and the…

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:11:00 -0400 (Lori Cambas)
Repair No Matter Wha Repair No Matter What By Vagdevi Meunier, Psy.D. I received a beautiful poem about repair from my spiritual teacher, Dale Goldstein that inspired me to write this blog post. I have separated the poem into smaller parts for the sake of commenting on each segment. The Joins  What's between…

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Creating Connections: Couples Therapy & Robbing Banks Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:10:00 -0400 (Jennifer Jones) Accepting Influence: How to have a Successful Marriage accepting influence

Some of the most powerful and influential leaders of our time can teach us some things about building relationships and rapport with others. …

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A Special Experience - A Special Event  A Special Experience – A Special Event


    Just a few months ago, I sat in a theatre outside Amsterdam and listened spell bound as colleagues like Marco Iacoboni, one of the foremost experts on the mirror neurons that spark empathy,  and others such as Dan Siegel and neuroscientist Jim Coan fascinated the audience with stories, studies and scintillating summaries of science. Not…

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We live in what might be the most privileged, affluent, educated culture on the planet, and yet therapists across our nation are inundated by an epidemic of clients who are isolated, lost and above all…

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The everyday life of the typical couples therapist is populated by heart breaking drama, trauma and distress … fortunately it’s often softened by moments of authenticity, courage and vulnerability. From the depths of desperation and despair, to the peaks of reaching for one another and connecting, we’re privileged to accompany…

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"Creating Connections" in the Netherlands? "CREATING CONNECTIONS" IN THE NETHERLANDS ?

Urban legend has it that over 60 years ago, the late, great Walt Disney stumbled upon a secret that captured his imagination, created a vision and ultimately made the world a better place. That secret, discovered in the quaint Dutch town of Kaatsheuvel was a newly developed, family attraction,…

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 09:45:00 -0400 (Default Admin User)
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A Blog about the Creating Connections Conference in September 2016

By Vagdevi Meunier, Psy.D.


There is a mega conference coming to North America in September 2016 called Creating Connections for the first time ever.  Previously only available to people willing to fly out to Netherlands,…

Sun, 15 May 2016 21:48:00 -0400 (Lori Cambas)
Couples Therapy: Choosing the Right Counselor couples therapy counselor

How do you pick a counselor?  How do you know if it's the right person and the right process for your marriage. Do you do an interview process? Do you use a referral from a friend whose situation might be…

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As a couple's therapist, I often have people ask me if they should come individually or with…

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The 4 Pillars of Trust - And How They Keep Your Marriage Strong from We all know that a marriage without trust is like a car without gas, it just won't run. Knowing how to regain trust and even better yet, maintain it in the first place is essential to creating 

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