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DR. GERRY CRETE

Today you are one step closer to healing past wounds, improving relationships, and living a more fulfilled life. I work with individuals, couples, and families using multiple effective treatment approaches including EMDR, Internal Family Systems, and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy.

As an EMDR certified therapist, I can help resolve traumatic stress and other associated disorders. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is an integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. Scientific research has established EMDR as effective for post-traumatic stress.  However, clinicians also have reported success using EMDR in treatment of the following conditions: panic attacks, complicated grief, dissociative disorders, phobias, pain disorders, performance anxiety, stress reduction, addictions, personality disorders, body dysmorphic disorders, and sexual and/or physical abuse.

As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I recognize that a family’s pattern of behavior influences the individual. I develop interventions to help couples and families develop new strategies and create healthier relationships. Marriage and family therapists treat a wide range of serious clinical problems including: depression, marital problems, anxiety, individual psychological problems, and child-parent problems.

As a Professional Counselor, I am here to provide a professional relationship that empowers individuals, families, and groups to overcome obstacles and personal challenges to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.

Transfiguration Counseling is unique in that it offers a holistic view of the person based on the belief that everyone is created in the image of God. My treatment approach considers the mind, body, and soul. I integrate empirically based counseling psychology and marriage and family therapy theories such as cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, emotion focused couple therapy, and internal family systems with Christian spiritual approaches from both Eastern (Byzantine/ Palamite) and Western (Carmelite, Ignatian, and Salesian) Christianity. I have extensive experience working with Eastern Orthodox, Catholic and Protestant Christians. I also specialize in working with clergy and religious (priests, seminarians, religious and consecrated) and those discerning the religious life.

So, if you are looking for individual counseling, marriage counseling or family therapy, I am here to help.


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MEMBER

Dr. Crete was featured in the Georgia Bulletin for his presentation at the annual Catholic Psychotherapy Association in Atlanta, GA in April 2019

https://georgiabulletin.org/ne…

Dr. Crete was interviewed for “Pints with Aquinas” with Matt Fradd:

https://player.fm/series/17874…

 

Here is an article written by Dr. Crete about East-West Church unity and published in “Orthodoxy in Dialogue”

https://orthodoxyindialogue.co…

Dr. Crete is published in the SAGE Encyclopedia on Marriage and Family Counseling. He writes about Roleplaying:

https://books.google.com/books…

Dr. Crete has published a journal article about resilience strategies of male survivors of sexual abuse in the Journal of Mental Health Counseling (2015):

https://amhcajournal.org/toc/m…

Dr. Crete published a chapter in the book “A Counselor’s Guide to Working with Men” (2014) on treating men with trauma histories:

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.co…

Dr. Crete is featured with other Atlanta based Catholic therapists in the Georgia Bulletin in 2013

https://georgiabulletin.org/ne…

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