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.
Laura Kurek, M.A., LMFT
Laura Kurek is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a passion for helping people to improve their relationships with themselves and with each other. Laura has a deep compassion for others, as well as a love of personal and spiritual growth. She also knows firsthand how supportive therapy can be as her own struggles with anxiety have enabled her to experience hope and healing through working with a therapist.
Laura has a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Western Seminary. She has extensive training in how to integrate psychology and theology, as well as years of experience supporting kids, teens, adults and families in healing through many different challenges. Over and over again she has seen that people are wired to heal but are often stuck and unable to move forward without support. Her past experience includes working at a school-based counseling center and a faith-based nonprofit, both located in Sacramento, where she was able to help people of all different ages through a multitude of difficult issues. More recently she worked at the Parents Center, a local nonprofit whose mission is to help Santa Cruz County’s most needy kids and families through providing mental health and parenting support. Laura is a certified Prepare-Enrich facilitator and loves working with couples to deepen intimacy and improve communication. She also has special expertise in treating anxiety (specifically Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and in helping parents and families to address child behavior and parenting challenges. Please visit Laura's website at www.laurakurekmft.com to learn more about how she can help.
Laura, her husband and their son feel so blessed to live in such a beautiful area with so many fun things to do outdoors. When she has free time, Laura loves exploring the redwoods and running on the beach. She and her husband attend Santa Cruz Bible Church.
Earl E. White, M.A., M.F.T.
Earl is one of the founders of Relational Resources and retired from seeing clients in 2017. He continues to be involved in the management and operations of Relational Resources.