Detente's Original Co-Mediators

Stacey H. Langenbahn, J.D.*

Professional Attorney-Mediator, Founder of Detente Mediation Services, LLC in Colleyville, TexasExperienced and ethical Détente collaborative mediation team Stacey H. Langenbahn, JD and Linda Miller-deBerard, LCSW.

Stacey's pioneering work as a thought leader and legal change maker in creating and developing team collaborative divorce mediation has earned her recognition by her peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America every year since 2012; recognition at the highest level as a 2016 Distinugished Credentialed Mediator by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association; Top Attorney Mediator in Tarrant County; and a superior AVVO rating. She is honored to co-author the upcoming State Bar of Texas "Alternative Dispute Resolution Handbook" Family Mediation chapter. In January, 2017 she was elected President of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators where she also served as Vice President in 2016, and where she has been on the Board of Directors since 2013.

For more than two decades Stacey has practiced in Texas as a successful civil and family trial lawyer, mediator, and collaborative practitioner. Now she is doing her best and most rewarding work by serving families with Detente's early collaborative team mediation.

Detente has an incredible 95% settlement rate! It has been applauded by clients and praised by professionals. Read more about Stacey's credentials, qualifications, professional activities, and experience.

Stacey's News:

  • Recognized at the highest level as a Distinguished Credentialed Mediator by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association 2015 to present
  • President of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators 2017
  • Vice President of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators 2016
  • Board of Directors of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators 2013 to present; Chair Membership; Public Education/Marketing
  • Co-author, ADR Handbook for State Bar of Texas family mediation chapter (Feb. 2014)
  • Member, Texas Association of Mediators 2014 to present
  • Award of Distinguished Internship with internationally renowned mediator Forrest "Woody" Mosten (California, Sept. 2013) Press Release
  • Presentation, "Collaborative Mediation", Academy of Professional Family Mediators, Denver, Colorado, 2013
  • Presentation, "Imago Techniques in Divorce Mediation," Imago International Relationship Institute, Vancouver, BC, 2012

Linda Miller-deBerard, L.C.S.W. – A.C.P.*

President, Confidential Care Professional Counseling in Colleyville, Texas

Linda and Stacey are Detente's original co-mediator team. Linda is a Masters-degreed therapist in private practice with over twenty-eight years' experience specializing in work with couples. She has been a leader among mental health professionals in her local community, and has extensive training and experience in collaborative divorce and mediation. Linda is also a certified Imago therapist.

She adapted dynamic Imago communication techniques for Detente's couples to give them a new way to talk to and hear each other. She and Stacey presented these techniques to mental health professionals at the Imago Relationship Institute's international conference in Vancouver, BC in 2012. Linda and Stacey also presented the Detente collaborative mediation model at the Academy of Professional Family Mediators' conference in Denver in 2013. Read more about Linda's credentials, professional activities, and experience.

*Stacey Langenbahn and Linda Miller-deBerard are independent professionals.