About me

My name is Cletus (Clete) Deller and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (20 years experience) who started out my professional career as a teacher. As far as approach, I use both Cognitive BehavioralTherapy, (CBT) and Action and Commitment Therapy, (ACT).

I have two Graduate Degrees (an MS in Psychology and Counseling, and an MBA), Post Graduate Certification in Forensic Psychology, certification as a Sexual Therapist, and an additional 40 graduate hours, focused primarily on trauma.

I am trained in the three strongly recommended therapies for Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD). They include Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Cognitive Behavioral Trauma Therapy. I am also trained in Ideal Parent Figure (IPF), which is the only scientific approach to treating adults with Attachment Disorders.

In addition, I am trained in EMDR (designed for one event), and Ideal Parenting Figure IDF - treatment for adults with Attachment issues). I went to the extra effort of being trained in all of these sciences-based treatments, so you would have a choice of what is best for you - not just the one treatment the therapist knows. Would you go to a restaurant, with only one item on the menu?

I have experience in working with couples in the areas of trauma, addiction, communication, anger issues, and values-based living. I find that couples therapy that focuses solely on couple issues, can miss addressing the issues that each individual may have, that contribute to the overall problems. Consequently, I favor working with each individual first, before combining the therapy.

I am a not a Christian counselor, but a Counselor who is a Christian. What that means is that I can use both scientifically validated approaches to solving mental health issues, and Christian counseling techniques, if requested. The goal is always to craft the right plan, for the person that is seeking help.

There is an important difference between my therapy, and that of 95% of the Betterhelp therapists. I AM NOT A TALK THERAPIST. That does not mean that talk isn't important. It is very important. But it cannot be all that we do together. If most of what we do is talk, inside of several sessions, you will end up with a "PAID BEST FRIEND".

The therapy I use is unique, but it works, given a chance. Be prepared to work with me, but in the end, you will have the life You always wanted. .

You will find me a therapist that is laser-focused on you, non-judgmental, empathetic, trustworthy, a people person, and especially results oriented. It would be an honor to work with you as an individual, or a couple.

Please feel free to visit my website at peaceorpain.org.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma, Abuse
  • Anger management
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Self esteem , Depression , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Attachment issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video




These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Cletus Deller. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Regain might be different.

Written on Jun 13, 2024 after therapy with Cletus for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Cletus is amazing, He truly addresses my concerns and approaches with confidence and scriptures.

Written on Apr 06, 2024 after therapy with Cletus for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

As my brief and concise summary, I strongly recommend Mr. Cletus Deller , being a good therapist. He listens to your needs and problems with so much passion and empathy. He has great knowledge and expertise in handling his clients . Above all, he shares some Biblical passages which is very important and significant in life's journey. More Power and God bless everyone!

Written on Nov 06, 2022 after therapy with Cletus for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Myself and my partner chose Clete for couples counselling and though we have only been going for a couple of months with him, we both feel that Clete provides us with the expertise and personal touch both individually and as a couple, that we were seeking. Clete recognises the work needed to bring us together and gives us useful tools to help us process the changes. Would highly recommend Clete to anyone. He is not only our therapist, we consider him a friend to us.

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