Mediator's Profile


Gary Hardwick

Business Name: Counseling and Mediation Services of Oklahoma

The specialties of Dr. Gary Hardwick’s practice include couples counseling, anxiety treatment, depression treatment, and trauma treatment, stress reduction, and mediation of civil and domestic disputes. When disputes arise. mediation can help resolve a variety of issues without litigation and with solutions that are beneficial and empowering for all parties.

What is Mediation?

Mediation is not a legal service or a counseling service, but rather a neutral provides guidance to all parties involved in the resolution of a problem, allowing them to retain control over the ultimate decisions.  Mediators know how to deal with stresses involved in a conflict and develop and support a productive problem-solving process.  Mediation can be used for any conflict or dispute.  There are some common areas where mediation is helpful.

Family Mediation

Some of the most difficult types of conflict to resolve are those that occur within a family.  As a mediator, Dr. Hardwick can effectively resolve family issues related to:

  • Divorce
  • Distribution of Property
  • Child Custody & Support
  • Blended family issues
  • Elder care
  • Adoption
  • Post-divorce conflict
  • Premarital preparation
  • Parent-Teen Problems
  • Education matters
  • Retirement
  • Taxes

Civil / Commercial Mediation

Mediation can used before or after any legal action is initiated.  Usually, mediation results in a memorandum of understanding that outlines the points of agreement between the parties. It is not considered binding until both sides have had an opportunity for an attorney review.  Mediation is not a substitute for legal representation; instead mediators work with attorneys and their clients to come to a mutually agreeable decision outside of court

  • Civil and commercial mediation services include:
  • Personal Injury matters
  • Real estate disputes
  • Employment/EEO
  • Business


  • Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Doctor of Ministry, Pastoral Counseling and Psychotherapy, 1995
  • Golden Gate Seminary, Master of Divinity (M.Div.), Religion/Religious Studies, 1980
  • Baylor University, Bachelor’s degree, Religion and Greek, 1977

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