About Us

Hey There, I'm Krista

I'm a Clinical Social Worker here 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

  • Bachelor of Arts, East Texas Baptist University

  • Master of Science in Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington

  • 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

Currently Pursuing

  • Postgraduate Veterinary Social Work Certificate, University of Tennessee at Knoxville (2023 Completion)

    • Animal Assisted Interventions

  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 2

  • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work Leader Training


  • South Carolina: Licensed Independent Social Worker-Clinical Practice (8938)

  • North Carolina: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (C014694)

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 very 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

  • American Kennel Club Registration

  • Fall Training Boot Camp

Currently Pursuing

  • Puppy/Beginner Obedience

  • Canine Good Citizen

  • #RetrievalSpecialistEliot via Facebook and Instagram

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.

Currently Pursuing

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.

Our Office

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.