Meet our Counselors


Krista W. Martin, LISW-CP

Are you looking to live your best, most authentic life?  Are you seeking a version of you that understands your values and strives to live them out daily?  Are you looking for a safe space to explore what you value, work through past experiences, or develop coping skills to become that person you strive to be?  Many of us are living in the day to day of stressful lives and seeking some peace and clarity.

I work with individuals and families 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 can help with stress, anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, grief, and more.  I have experience across all life stages with children as young as three through older adults.

My specialties include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Leadership
  • Child-Focused Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Chronic Illness
  • Crisis Management
  • Life Transitions

I have over fifteen years of experience in mental health, health and wellness, and leadership including case management, individual and group therapy, community based mental health, school-based mental health, macro social work and management of large community systems, and leadership.  I have a bachelor’s degree from East Texas Baptist University with a dual major in Religion and Behavioral Sciences as well as a Masters of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas at Arlington.  I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LISW-CP).


Emilee Scruggs, LISW-CP

Emilee Scruggs LISW-CP is a Licensed Independent Social Worker of Clinical Practice. She has a Master's in Social Work from Winthrop University and went on to receive LISW-CP in 2014 with the ultimate goal of working in the therapy field. Emilee has 10 + years experience working with individuals and families of all ages ranging young adults to older adults in areas including hospice, long-term care, mental health, and counseling.

Emilee helps clients with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Chronic illness
  • Relationship issues
  • Life transitions
  • Grief & loss
  • Self-esteem
  • Codependency
  • Chronic, acute, and terminal illnesses
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Age associated cognitive decline
  • Spiritual counseling

She is passionate about helping individuals to overcome fear, anxiety, trauma, and depression by incorporating mindfulness, progressive relaxation, EMDR, aromatherapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapies. Emilee takes a holistic approach, meaning involving the mind, and body. She works with individuals, family members, and caregivers struggling with chronic, acute, and terminal illnesses. She can work from either a secular or a faith-based perspective.


Gina Decker, LISW-CP

Gina Decker has over 25 years of experience helping clients from age 3 to the elderly population. she has worked in psychiatric care with all ages providing inpatient, partial, crisis intervention, and assessment. Her experience includes private practice, school-based therapy, and case management.

Gina’s specialties include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Child therapy
  • Behavioral problems
  • Family therapy
  • Couples counseling
  • Substance abuse
  • Dual diagnosis issues
  • Weight issues / bariatric surgery
  • Cancer-related topics
  • Pain management
  • Hospice
  • End-of-life issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma

Gina has extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, DBT, play therapy sand grief and loss. She has a passion for helping people with their problems and works with her clients to help them identify obstacles they face and build skills to overcome them - to help them thrive!.

Gina Decker is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an undergraduate degree from the University of Montana, Missoula, MT, and a graduate degree in Social Work from Walla Walla University, Missoula, MT. Gina has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2003.

“I believe that all people are striving to achieve happiness and inner peace in their lives. I would love to help you in this process of growth.”

If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, family / parenting, couple issues, grief and loss, medical issues or changes in your life and would appreciate some help, please call to schedule an appointment today.


Nathan Hansen, LPC

No matter your professional or personal perspective, your greatest challenge in life is often yourself. We often overlook realistic solutions to overcoming past hurts, improving relationships, or achieving personal growth. We get caught up in the “what-ifs” of the present and fail to make the meaningful change we need for wellness and success.

You want to be the best “you,” right? It may be the perfect time to partner with someone who actively listens and develops a relationship built on trust and care – one where you can investigate your beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors. We all need to work on overcoming roadblocks in life, but unfortunately, we’re often afraid or don’t know where to start.

I believe that you can improve your life and make meaningful change. I believe that you can achieve new goals. I believe that you can improve your relationships and overcome past hurts. I have nearly a decade of experience providing professional support to adolescents and adults as a counselor, life coach, and athletic trainer. I also possess extensive experience helping athletes improve mental toughness and reach peak performance.

My specialties include:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Couples Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Sport-Performance
  • Performance Anxiety
  • FLOW
  • Self-Harm
  • Crisis
  • Life Coaching
  • School Issues
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder

I graduated with my Masters in Clinical Counseling from Bellevue University. I use the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Techniques with an emphasis on Solution-Focused Therapy. I am also certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Crisis Counseling.


Glen Plumley, LISW-CP

Have you ever felt like your life is out of control? Do you have difficulty making decisions . . . maybe it feels like others are making decisions for you? Are you having difficulty getting over a past hurt, trauma, or relationship? Do you feel like you've lost your focus and need help finding, or reclaiming, your passion for life? If you can relate to any of these things, you're not alone. Many people feel this way.

I work with both individuals and couples to overcome past hurts, improve relationships, and set new goals. I can help with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and loss, and much more. I offer marriage and pre-marriage counseling, as well. I provide support to help you make the changes that you’d like to experience in your life and relationships.

I received a Master of Social Work degree from the University of South Carolina.I have a variety of clinical experiences, including outpatient and inpatient therapy. I have earned the Academy of Certified Social Workers credential from the NASW.

I have experience helping with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Marriage counseling
  • Relationship issues
  • Stress management
  • Mood disorders
  • Behavior modification
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Anger management
  • Grief & loss issues
  • Codependency
  • Self-esteem issues

LaKimberly Dowdell, LPC

LaKimberly Dowdell, a Greenville Native, is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has returned back to the area after living and working overseas supporting the mental health needs of our military. With this population, there has been a considerable amount of work done in the areas of Stress and Anger Management, Couples Counseling, Crisis Management and Life & Transition Management. She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), Certified Critical Incident Stress Manager and a Certified Level II Motivational Interviewing and Level III CBT Therapist. In addition, LaKimberly is also a Certified Parent Project facilitator- a position that brings with it a significant amount of experience working with youth with challenging behaviors, as well as their parents. She also brings more than 15 years of experience in counseling children, adolescents and adults of various ethnic, cultural, disability and socio-economic backgrounds. Her personal motto? "In all things, work to achieve balance".

LaKimberly works with:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Individual Counseling
  • Marriage Counseling
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Self-esteem Issues
  • Military Families
  • Crisis Management
  • Life Transition Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Life Coaching
  • Grief and Loss

Jessica McCraw, LMFT

Jessica McCraw is a South Carolina native. She is a seasoned therapist, with extensive experience helping individuals, couples, and families. Jessica earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Coastal Carolina University and Master of Arts in Counseling with an Emphasis on Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy at Webster University.

"I strongly believe in the therapy process and one's ability to overcome the obstacles life brings that are often unexpected. I have a passion for helping people and have been blessed to be able to implement it into my career as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I approach therapy by meeting clients where they are, helping them identify where they want to be, and working together to set and attain their goals. Together, we will build on your strengths and learn skills to improve relationships, find balance, manage stress, improve quality of life, and (most importantly) find joy and peace. I welcome and look forward to working with all new clients, fostering positive change."

Specialties include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress Management
  • Grief & Loss
  • Self-Esteem
  • Mood Management
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marriage Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Interpersonal Relationship Problems
  • Life Transitions

Jessica's clinical experience includes private practice, community outreach, and community health. She has worked with diverse populations, providing individual, couples, marriage, and family therapy. She partners with clients who have severe mental illness, helping them learn how to cope and manage mood disorders, anxiety, stress, marital and relational problems, grief and loss, and self-esteem issues. Jessica utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and emotionally focused therapy.


Robyn Durk, LISW-CP

Robyn Durk is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LISW-CP). Originally from New York, Robyn relocated to Greenville, SC to continue her career as a mental health therapist. Her experience includes school-based mental health and both inpatient and outpatient therapy. She has a tremendous amount of experience with treating trauma, depression, anxiety, conduct, crisis management, and other psychiatric issues. Robyn is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing techniques.

“Always remember that for each patient you see you may be the only person in their life capable of both hearing and holding their pain. If that isn’t sacred, I don’t know what is.”

Robyn’s specialties Include:

  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Conduct
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Anger Management
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transition Issues
  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Couples Therapy

Robyn is very passionate about her career in social work. Her focus is to develop a safe space where clients build a therapeutic relationship to achieve their goals for a happier and healthier lifestyle. Robyn earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from the State University of New York (SUNY) Plattsburgh and a master’s degree in clinical social work from Fordham University.


Michael Reffner, Ed.S.

Michael Reffner provides career coaching and relationship assessments at Thriveworks. He has served in leadership roles at Thriveworks for nearly a decade. Michael’s professional experience includes management, recruiting, on-boarding, and staff supervision and development. He has been a featured instructor on career topics, including resume development, writing cover letters, interviewing strategies, and career development.

Michael utilizes the PAIR (Psychological Audit of Interpersonal Relationships) Test to help clients gain better insight into their personality traits. This is useful with career coaching, but also with relationship coaching. Couples who wish to gain a stronger understanding of their relationship dynamic will find the PAIR Test to be both revealing and affirming. The PAIR Test targets 19 key personality traits to create a profile that reveals attitudes and beliefs that are complimentary or opposite and identifies areas that may benefit from specialized clinical support.

Whether you’re preparing for your first job, stuck in a career that’s going nowhere, or just looking for a change – you’ll find career coaching to be a challenging, but exciting experience. And, if you’re at the start of a new relationship or you want to go deeper in your current one, today may be the right time to give relationship coaching a try.

Michael has over 20 years of mental health, education, and administrative experience, including direct care, residential group home, community mental health, school-based mental health, online faculty, operations, and executive leadership. He has earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies, a master’s degree in religion, additional graduate studies in community counseling, and a post-graduate degree in education, with concentration in leadership studies.


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