Donelyn Culver Miller, M.A., M.F.T.
Donelyn has been a licensed Marriage, Family therapist since 1987. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Westmont College and an M.A. in Marriage, Family, Child Counseling from Azusa Pacific University. Donelyn has worked in the counseling field since 1973, working with juvenile delinquents and their families, licensing and placing children in Foster homes, directing a low-cost counseling clinic and counseling adults, adolescents and children with a variety of clinical issues. Presently she is a clinical supervisor with Advent Group Ministries, a Christian Social Service agency, overseeing the work of clinical trainees and interns. She also is adjunct faculty with Western seminary, teaching Clinical Foundations and Child and Adolescent Therapy. Additionally she is a co-owner of Relational Resources, where she maintains her private practice, seeing clients in Aptos and Felton. Donelyn specializes in integrating psychological and spiritual health and also has advanced training in EMDR.
Donelyn, her husband Curt, and their four children have lived in the Santa Cruz mountains since 1976. Donelyn has taught lay counselor training classes in Pleasanton and Santa Cruz, facilitates groups and speaks at retreats and seminars.
Shirley Conly, M.A., M.F.T.
Shirley has worked in the counseling field sine 1981 and became licensed as a Marriage, Family and Child Therapist in 1994. She has a B.A. in Child Development and Developmental Psychology from Chico State University and an M.A. in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from Azusa Pacific University. Shirley also holds a multiple subjects teaching credential from San Francisco State University and enjoys teaching parenting classes. She has worked with foster care and group homes and counsels individuals, couples and families. She has advanced training in EMDR and deals with most clinical issues in therapy including strengthening relationships, parent-child issues, grieving/loss, abuse, PTSD, anxiety and depressive disorders. Shirley is a co-owner of Relational Resources and maintains her private practice at the Aptos office of Relational Resources. She has taught lay counselor training courses, facilitates groups and speaks at seminars and retreats on a wide variety of subjects.
Shirley has lived in the Monterey Bay area since 1979. She and her husband Michael have been happily married since 1986 and live in North Monterey County. They have one awesome daughter that they are very proud of who is a doctor specializing in OB-GYN.
Earl E. White, M.A., M.F.T.
Earl has been a licensed Marriage, Family, Child therapist since 1968. The first 30 years of his professional life were spent as a special education teacher, junior high counselor, school psychologist, author, and conference presenter. When he retired in 1989 he joined in partnership with Shirley Conly and Donelyn Miller in establishing Relational Resources. He presently counsels with older adolescents through seasoned citizens while accepting a new referral every month or two.
Earl's favorite definition of the word psychology is "science of the soul." He interprets the human soul to be three dimensional, comprised of mind, heart, and spirit. His approach to therapy is client-centered as he listens for the dynamics beneath the thoughts, emotions, and energies expressed and joins with the individual in the search for well-being, merciful perceiving, and purposeful becoming.
A few of the theories Earl integrates in therapy are Contemporary Psychodynamics, Transactional Analysis, Attachment Theory, Healing of Memories, Cognitive Restructuring, Positive Psychology, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Mindfulness and, most recently, Moral Theory. Possibly, Existential Therapy could be a theory that is a synthesis of all the above.
A few of the joys Earl experiences outside of the office are hanging out with family and friends, reflective reading of sacred writings, walking or biking near beaches, and stepping into liquid.
As of August 1, 2017, Earl has retired from seeing clients but is still involved in various operations around Relational Resources.