Jay Cleve minored in philosophy and theology as an undergraduate and holds a B.A. in Psychology, an M.A. in Clinical Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. He has served as director of the Community Mental Health Center in Stevens Point, Wis. for the past 17 years and continues to attend and give workshops on holistic approaches to Psychology.
Cleve has studied alternative and holistic approaches to psychology and healing for over 40 years, including energy training, shamanic healing, and hypnosis and breath work. After a three-year training program on world religions and healing he became an Ordained Spiritual Healer. He also attended a training program through Dalphi University for healing, was certified in several areas, and earned a ministerial license. He is certified in past life regression and in between life regression.
From the late ‘80s to mid-‘90s, Cleve was an apprentice to Sun Bear and the Bear Tribe, and received extensive training in the Sacred Pipe, sweat lodge, medicine wheel and other aspects of Native spirituality.
Cleve is the author of Out of the Blues, a self-help depression book (CompCare, 1989; Berkeley of New York, revised, 1994) which has been published in German, Dutch, Russian and Chinese, and he has done several hundred radio shows and roughly 30 TV shows promoting the book.
Jay works in Madison, Wis., and resides in Stevens Point, Wis.