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Cletus Deller, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Anger management
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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 Behavioral Therapy (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 and certified in the only evidenced-based scientific treatments, strongly recommended by the American Psychology Association (Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Processing Therapy, and Trauma-based CBT). These 3 protocols have the highest efficiency of any of the trauma approaches, and are the only protocols designed for Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (you have more than one traumatic event in your life, or the trauma happened in childhood).

I am also trained in EMDR (designed for one event), and Flash EMDR. My position is you should be able to select between all of the sciences-based approaches - not just the one the therapist decides to learn. Would you go to a restaurant, with only one item on the menu?

I also have experience in working with individuals, and couples in the area of addiction (addiction has a 80% correlation with trauma). I developed, wrote, and managed, a 90 day substance abuse program in 3 major Florida jails, that had a 72% to 76% success rate, over a 4 year period,

In addition to addiction and trauma, I have experience in working with people with a past, or current relationship, with someone with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), and/or Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). I am certified in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which is the only recognized treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder. 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 certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia.

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.

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Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Trauma, Abuse Anger management

Additional areas of focus: 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, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Men's issues, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

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

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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 BetterHelp might be different.

Cletus Deller has been very instrumental with helping me to get back on track with my life. The tools that he implement in each sessions has helped me to see things differently. I look forward to our weekly appointments. Mr. Deller makes therapy so easy. I highly recommend Mr. Deller

Written on Mar 23, 2024 after therapy with Cletus for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Cletus listens carefully to what I am saying and provides well thought out responses. I feel safe confiding in him, not because of the separation and virtual anonymity that electronic therapy provides. Rather, I get a sense that he gets pleasure from knowing that he is providing the best support that he can for my achieving the best results possible. Through his patient guidance, I have learned not only what my major issues are, but how deeply seated those issues reside. Change for the better is inevitable. I have much gratitude for that.

Written on Dec 23, 2023 after therapy with Cletus for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Cletus is compassionate and engaging. He is approachable and I felt able to open up fully right away. He listens and never judges me . I always feel I'm in a safe space with him and always come away feeling empowered, with a lighter outlook on my situation.

Written on Nov 01, 2023 after therapy with Cletus for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Words can describe how helpful these sessions have been and how much growth I’ve seen not just from listening but from actively doing what there suggesting . I would highly recommend everyone to do these session even if it once in life because you will not regret it .

Written on Jun 01, 2023 after therapy with Cletus for 1 month

Cletus is one if the best therapists I had. I liked his approach, explanation and support. Each session was helpful starting from the very first one. Many thanks to him

Written on Mar 16, 2023 after therapy with Cletus for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Cletus has been an amazing therapist for me. He is evidence driven, listens to my issues, and follows up on all of our discussions. I would highly suggest him.

Written on Dec 09, 2022 after therapy with Cletus for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem