Family Studies Center

The Family Studies Center offers therapy to individuals, couples, and families – many of whom suffer with child and adolescent problems, marital/partner issues, blended family troubles, multigenerational concerns, depression, anxiety, grief, stress, and medical illnesses. Our specialty is couple and family therapy. Our work is driven by a belief in connection, relatedness, and self-determination. Our therapy principles focus on strength, hope, and resiliency.

A sub-specialty of the Family Studies Center is medical family therapy, which has a specific focus on patients and family members dealing with chronic illnesses or disabilities, and the impact these challenges have on everyone.

We operate on a sliding fee scale that is based on a client’s annual income, which allows therapy to be affordable for everyone. We do not accept insurance. Evening hours are available.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call our intake line at 214-648-6945. 

Training Future Therapists

The Family Studies Center also serves as a premier training facility for mental health professionals in the field of couples and family therapy.

UT Southwestern third-year medical students have the opportunity to rotate through the Family Studies Center during their psychiatry rotation. They are supervised by Connie S. Cornwell, M.A., LMFT-S, LPC-S. Ms. Cornwell is a Fellow in American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), an Approved Supervisor for AAMFT, a Member of America Family Therapy Academy, and has more than 30 years of experience as a clinician, supervisor, and trainer in the field of couples and family therapy.

W. Robert Beavers, M.D., founder of Family Studies Center, serves as a consultant.