Hey There, I'm Krista
I'm a Clinical Social Worker based in Greenville, South Carolina and I specialize in Veterinary Social Work. What does that mean? It means I work with people in that special space where humans and animals meet. I help humans be the best version of themselves; the people our animals think we are.
I work with individuals, couples, and organizations to help define what your personal “best life” looks like and develop a plan to get there. I hold space for those working through life transitions and help with trauma, improving self worth and self compassion, reducing stress and anxiety, improving interpersonal relationships, honoring grief, shame and more.
Your story matters. I would be honored to hear it.
Krista Martin, LISW-CP, LCSW
Education & Training
Master of Science in Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington
Bachelor of Arts, East Texas Baptist University
Clinical Trauma Specialist
HeartMath Certified Practitioner
Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1
Veterinary Social Work Trainings
Compassion Fatigue & Conflict Resolution
Pet Loss & Bereavement
The Link Between Human and Animal Violence
Postgraduate Veterinary Social Work Certificate, University of Tennessee Knoxville (2023 Completion)
Animal Assisted Interventions
Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Leader Training
Eliot, Therapy Dog in Training
Eliot is our resident therapy dog in training. Born on May 6, 2022 at Carolina Goldens, Eliot is an English Cream Golden Retriever who comes from a long line of therapy dogs. As he's young yet and still growing and developing, Eliot is not necessarily in the office every day.
Eliot has a deep and abiding love of treats! He's also a big fan of cuddles and hearing how handsome and amazing he is (ideally at the same time).
Certification & Training
Training Boot Camp
Eliot is training to pass the Canine Good Citizen exam and will then move on to the Alliance of Therapy Dogs when he's met their requirements (est. Summer 2023 completion)
Amanda Peritore, LMSW
Amanda’s unique and diverse background allows her to understand and recognize the complex physical and emotional difficulties that occur throughout a lifespan, especially after an untimely loss. As an avid animal lover, Amanda understands first hand that the loss of a pet can hurt just as much (and sometimes more) as the loss of a person. Her deep understanding of heartbreak that can follow the loss of a pet inspired Amanda to pursue her Veterinary Social Work certification through the University of Tennessee Knoxville.
Amanda facilitates the Pet Grief & Loss Peer Support Group.
Education & Training
Master of Social Work, The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Postgraduate Veterinary Social Work Certificate, University of Tennessee Knoxville
South Carolina: Licensed Master Social Worker (15160)
Jane, Self Compassion Expert
Jane is a Boxer mix rescued from the Greenville Humane Society and her very favorite thing is playing catch the toy. Like many of us, Jane had some difficult experiences, struggles with anxiety, and sometimes has to practice her own calming techniques. She is our poster dog for understanding what self compassion looks like in real life. While Jane occasionally joins in at the office, she is not a regular participant in therapy due to her anxiety. She is a beloved member of the family and stars in many anecdotes about why we are all worthy of love and belonging just as we are.
Audrey Connell, Billing Specialist
Audrey manages billing and insurance processing. She brings an array of knowledge to the position with over eighteen years experience in mental health services. Audrey enjoys overseeing the "behind the scenes" operations of small businesses and helping to support private practice owners nationwide.
In person services are offered at the M3 Counseling office located at 905 East Washington Street in Greenville, SC.
Telehealth services are offered for clients in both North and South Carolina.