Learn About Our Team of Caring Counselors

David C. Deal PhD & Associates is a locally owned and operated clinic. We have more than 30 years of experience in providing reliable mental health services for adults and families in Defiance, OH. We are an Ohio State Board-licensed staff. We're always here to help you in your crisis. Call us at 419-784-3393 to schedule an appointment.
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Meet David C. Deal, PhD

Dr. David C. Deal PhD earned his Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Indiana University. He received his Master's and Doctoral degrees in Psychology from The Ohio State University, graduating in 1979. He received extensive training in pharmacology approaches to the treatment of emotional issues and served as the president of the “The Ohio Prescribing Psychologists Association” in 2001. He is highly qualified to coordinate with your family physician or psychiatrist regarding medication issues. 

He has resided and practiced in the Northwest Ohio area since that time. With over 30 years of professional experience, he has expertise in a wide range of therapeutic approaches, enabling him to tailor counseling to your needs.

Dr. Deal believes in a respectful, cooperative therapeutic relationship and the “seeds of recovery” are already present within each individual, couple or family.

He was elected to the Full Medical Staff of the Defiance Regional Medical Center in 1996 and has maintained membership since that time. He has been employed as a consultant to the Coping Center Staff at DRMC since 1986 and conducts weekly group therapy sessions on the unit. 
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About Elizabeth Rettig, LPPC

As a graduate of Toledo Hospital School of Nursing, Elizabeth Rettig, LPPC worked for nearly 40 years as a Registered Nurse.

She earned her BS from Defiance College and a Master's degree in Clinical Counseling in 2000. Betty combines her nursing knowledge with an understanding of mental health issues to create a holistic approach to the individual. 

Betty has a special interest in working with people who are dealing with health issues and works closely with physicians to coordinate care.
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