Melynda Z. Gulley, Mediator, is credentialed as a Distinguished Advanced Mediator through the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, she earned her Bachelor of Arts at Texas Christian University. Her facilitation expertise focuses on the emotional and interpersonal aspects of family relationships. Melynda served on the board of directors of the Texas Association of Mediators and was the president in 2013-14. She received her mediation training in 1999, is a member of Conflict Solutions of Texas and since then has accrued well over 1000 hours of mediation time.
Divorce is worthy of great sadness. However, I have learned through experience, that if one spouse wants to leave, the graciousness and acceptance given him or her will go far to heal any real or perceived wounds. I love the way we help couples divorce because it does not tear down the bridge between them and at some later time, it is possible to walk back over it.
Marilyn Miller, MS, LPC, Counselor, is a psychotherapist in private practice where she helps individuals and families maneuver the many transitions that occur in life, as well as treating mental disorders of anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. After witnessing the increased turmoil and lingering hard feelings families experience after hiring separate lawyers to “win out” over one another, Marilyn sought a healthier way for couples to divorce and move forward in a positive direction.
Marilyn earned a Bachelor of Science in Child Development, a Master of Science in Psychology, is licensed by the state of Texas as a Professional Counselor, and taught psychology at local colleges. Previous experience helping families in grief as the Director of The Center for Infant Loss, and providing trauma counseling for victims and rescuers on site with the American Red Cross called on her empathy for people learning to live with loss and grief. From the Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center, she received basic and then advanced training in Family Mediation, using that knowledge with families at Divorce Mediation and Counseling.