About Transfiguration

Collectively, we offer over two decades of experience and we specialize in a wide range of mental health concerns and therapy approaches to include psychotherapy, spiritual care and pastoral counseling, and life coaching. What truly inspires and motivates us is seeing clients grow – spiritually, mentally, and emotionally – and embark on the journey that leads to healing and recovery.

Dr. Gerry Crete, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT

Clinical Director

Gerry is a therapist specializing in therapy for individuals, couples, and families; he is the founder and president of Transfiguration Counseling and is an EMDR certified therapist who specializes in the treatment of trauma and anxiety disorders. His doctoral dissertation focused on the treatment of male survivors of sexual trauma. He also has extensive experience working with substance and behavioral addictions.

Dr. Crete is also a marriage and family therapist with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and couples. He has additional experience working with seminarians, priests, and religious.

678-612-6984  //  gerry@transfigurationcounseling.com

Matt Riegel, EdS, LAPC

Counselor and Psychotherapist

Matt possesses an advanced graduate degree in mental health counseling and is completing a doctorate in marriage and family therapy. He is an EMDR-trained therapist who specializes in working with struggles surrounding sexuality, sexual trauma, and addiction. He also focuses on working with individual men and men’s therapy groups centered on the spiritual journey towards a whole, healthy, and fully integrated male identity encompassing all the various psychological parts of a man. Other areas of expertise include treating depression and anxiety, ADHD in children and adults, as well as marriage and family therapy. He is passionate about healing, building, and strengthening healthy, thriving families.

Previously, Matt had extensive experience at Christian counseling centers, college counseling centers, and intensive outpatient centers. In his personal time, he is passionate about fly fishing, bookbinding, and the various forms of Benedictine spirituality.

773-367-9414  //  matt@transfigurationcounseling.com

Carol Howard, BA, CADC II

Addiction Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist

Carol is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC II) with over 12 years of experience working in out-patient, court-mandated, and medication-assisted facilities, as well as residential settings. She is both certified as a Medication Assisted Treatment Counselor, and she is certified in Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), which is a systemic, cognitive-behavioral approach that reduces relapse in both juvenile and adult criminal offenders by increasing moral reasoning. MRT also treats a wide range of issues including substance abuse, domestic violence, and trauma.

Carol has a BA in Psychology from Argosy University, and she is currently enrolled at Northcentral University completing a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Carol provides both group and individual counseling for addictions, as well as family and couple counseling. Carol is married with two children and she enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as kayaking and crafts.

470-228-2071  //  carol@transfigurationcounseling.com

Ruth O’Neil, CLSC, CSSMC, CPAS

Life Strategies Coach

Ruth brings hope and clarity to clients of all ages by helping them to identify and unlock their unique brilliance and learn to effectively apply it in order to achieve their optimal life!

Ruth helps people identify where they are now, where they want to be, and how to bridge the gap to achieve their desired outcome. Using a strengths-based, action-oriented, and solution-focused approach, Ruth helps people create practical plans and effective strategies that help define purpose, overcome obstacles, improve relationships, set goals, define values, and navigate the changes and transitions of life.

She is a Certified Life and Strengths Strategies Master Coach and People Acuity Specialist, with additional training, certifications, and licensing in Marriage and Family Dynamics, Relationship Coaching, Boundaries Coaching, Spiritual Coaching, Strengths Strategies for Optimal Living, Using Strengths Strategies to Build Strong Families, Using Strengths Strategies to Build Confident Teens, and Effective Communication.

Ruth has been married to her high school sweetheart for 39 years. Together they have been blessed with 8 amazing human beings, who have in turn have blessed them with more little people! They currently have 11 Grands and look forward to more! This crew definitely provides LOTS of fun and interesting moments!

What Ruth loves…..God, her family, people, “being” over “doing”, simple things, hugs, deep meaningful conversations, brainstorming new ideas and possibilities, traveling to see her out of town peeps, camping, walks in the woods or along the beach, animals of all kinds, creating, dreaming, and she LOVES getting to know and walk with people just like you, as they seek to live the life God created them for!

770-883-3916 // ruth@ruthoneil.com // https://ruthoneil.com 

Danny Ryan, MLC, PLC

Executive and Business Coach

Danny is a Business Coach for Transfiguration Coaching looking for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners who want to work with a coach to achieve goals and objectives that will stretch them to grow. Although the focus can definitely be in professional areas like growing a business, he takes an integrated life approach that includes personal goals like becoming a better husband/father and living the life God is calling them to.

He has a unique background of bootstrapping a successful multi-million dollar consulting firm (called ThreeWill) with his brother for about two decades. Over that time, he played so many different hats that he went bald. Like most men, the first half of his career was focused on his own accomplishments. During the second half, he’s looking to support other men as a coach.

Danny is certified as a Master Life Coach, Professional Life Coach, Goal Setting Life Coach, Life Purpose Life Coach, and Happiness Life Coach. In 2021, Danny is focusing on getting accredited as a Professional Certified Coach from the Institute for Life Coach Training. He is also actively pursuing a Certificate in Spiritual Direction from the Avila Institute this year.

His educational background is he’s an Industrial and Systems Engineer from Georgia Tech. He’s always looking for a better way to do things and can’t leave good enough alone. He loves his wife Amy and their three children dearly. They’ve been a foster family recently and attend Our Lady of the Mountains, in Jasper, Georgia.

678-699-1703 // danny@transfigurationcounseling.com // https://dannyryan.com