Professional Licenses: 
- Master of Education  in  Counseling 


- Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, 2021 under the supervision of Kelly Martin, LPC-Supervisor


- Specializes in work with veteran and military families; parenting skills


NOW Accepting Clients: 

- Adult Male & Females

 (Age 18 and Up)

- Adolescents (Age 12 to 18)


- Individual Counseling Sessions

- Family Therapy


​- IMMEDIATE OPENINGS  for REDUCED FEE PRIVATE PAY SESSIONS


Professional Licenses: 
- Master of Science in  Clinical Mental Health, 2016

- Licensed Professional Counselor,  2021

NOW Accepting Clients: 


- Family and Couples Therapy

- Adult Females (Age 18 and Up)

- Adolescents (Age 13 to 18)


- Children (Age 5 to 18)

- Individual Counseling Sessions


Professional Licenses: 
- Master of Science in  Clinical Mental Health, 2017

- National Board Certified Counselor, 2017


- Licensed Professional Counselor, 2020


- Certified First Responder Counselor, 2020


- Specialization in Trauma and Crisis, 2017

NOW Accepting Clients: 

- Adult Male & Females

 (Age 18 and Up)

- Adolescents (Age 13 to 18)


- Children (Age 9 to 13)

- Individual Counseling Sessions

- Family Counseling Sessions



Munira Tajkhanji has almost twenty years of experience working as a volunteer in her home country of India where she did her undergraduate studies in Psychology and Multiculturalism at
St Xavier’s College Mumbai, India. Munira worked with physically challenged and learning-disabled children from impoverished regions in India as an undergraduate student.

Upon moving to the US in the 1990s, Munira resumed her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio in Psychology with a minor in Children’s Studies. She graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2004. 


Munira completed her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health in 2016 as well as successful practicums and internships at Laurel Ridge Treatment Center and Park Village Elementary school both in San Antonio Texas. She has experience with family, couples as well as child and adolescent counseling.  Munira uses multicultural, play therapy and creative counseling techniques as well as strength based / positive approach.

She has always been active in education, outreach and volunteer work with San Antonio agencies such as Red Cross, Haven for Hope and local religious institutions. She, along with her physician husband, advocate for health and wellness as part of his medical practice.

Munira is fond of participating in events to educate about her culture and has partnered with UTSA, many local schools and the City of San Antonio as a volunteer. She also enjoys film, world music and international cuisine in her spare time. Munira is fluent in Hindi, Urdu and Gujarati and has some exposure to French and Arabic language as well.

Supervised by Kelly Martin, LPC-S

Adriana Cervantes Henley is a Licensed Professional Counselor who loves to help others look at things from a different perspective. Adriana graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a specialization in Child and Adolescent Development. She went on to graduate with her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019 from the University of Texas at San Antonio. During her graduate work, Adriana had the opportunity of working with individuals of all ages, from adolescent children, to teen mothers in the foster care system, to adults in various stages - helping them all through the challenges of everyday life.

 Adriana strives to meet the client where they are, while providing a direct but supportive approach. And when appropriate, she helps find the space for a little bit of laughter. Adriana believes that with a warm, welcoming, and safe space to be who you are, therapy can be a truly transformative process. Growth and change can be hard, but collaboratively, Adriana will help you reach your goals.

When not counseling, Adriana enjoys spending time with her husband and two pups, Tucker and Jackson.


 

About Emma Phearse, MS, LPC-Associate

About Tami Bays, MS, LPC

Professional Licenses: 

- Master of Science in  Counseling Psychology in 2005

- Licensed Professional Counselor since 2006

- EMDR Trained Therapist, 2021

Services Offered by Tami Bays: 

- Adults (Age 18 and Up)


- Individual Counseling Sessions


- NOW OFFERING EMDR THEARPY


Supervised by Kelly Martin, LPC-S

About Kari Donahue, MS, NCC, LPC, CFRC

Professional Licenses: 
- Master of Science  in  Mental Health Counseling 


- Licensed Professional Counselor, 2022 


- Specializes in work with children in foster care, individuals and families from low income backgrounds, adults with trauma history


NOW Accepting Clients: 

- Adult Male & Females

 (Age 18 and Up)

- Adolescents (Age 13 to 18)


- Children (Age 6 to 13)

- Individual Counseling Sessions

- Family and Couples Therapy

​- NOW ACCEPTING MAJOR INSURANCES!

Professional Licenses: 
- Master of Science in Clinical Mental Mental Health Counseling 


- Licensed Professional Counselor, 2022 


- Specializes in work with adolescents and adults in all stages of life including families


NOW Accepting Clients: 

- Adult Male & Females

 (Age 18 and Up)

- Adolescents (Age 13 to 18)


- Individual Counseling Sessions

- Family Therapy


​- NOW ACCEPTING MAJOR INSURANCES 


Professional Licenses: 
- Master of Science in  Clinical Mental Health Counseling


- Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, 2019 under the supervision of Kelly Martin, LPC-Supervisor


- Specializes in working with children, adolescents, grief, use of expressive therapies including play and art based interventions


NOW Accepting Clients: 

- Children (Age 3 to 13)


- Adolescents (Age 13 to 18)


- Individual Counseling Sessions


​- IMMEDIATE OPENINGS  for SATURDAY REDUCED FEE PRIVATE PAY SESSIONS 


Samantha Weissgarber, LPC-Associate, is passionate about providing a safe and nonjudgmental environment for clients. She believes that counseling is a collaborative process that allows individuals the opportunity to grow and learn about themselves and their relationships. She loves working with clients of all ages and backgrounds and enjoys facilitating counseling groups as well.


Samantha completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology at Texas A&M University and continued to pursue her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at The University of Texas at San Antonio. She has experience working in community mental health through Catholic Charities Counseling Services as well as facilitating grief groups for children and adolescents at the Children’s Bereavement Center of South Texas. She also had a wonderful opportunity to facilitate a group for refugees that provided psychoeducation on how to handle stress, anxiety, and self-care during difficult transitions.


Samantha believes  counseling can be a transformative and beneficial process particularly when trust is established in the therapeutic relationship. She incorporates teaching healthy coping mechanisms, discussing solutions, and providing clients with psychoeducation in counseling sessions. She uses a person-centered approach that focuses on listening and providing support to clients, but more importantly, using her client’s values to assist in setting and reaching goals.


In her free time, Samantha enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her rescue pup, Luca. She is happiest when she is outdoors or hunting down the best food in San Antonio.


Kelly Martin, LPC-S began her work with children and adolescents. She is passionate about collaboratively working with clients using Cognitive Behavior therapy in order to affect client's negative self-talk. Kelly has shifted her practice to now focus on late adolescents and adults who are interested in exploring and evaluating their current circumstances to seek a healthier, happier way of living. 

 

Kelly specializes in trauma focused treatment for anyone who has experienced a traumatic event in their life big or small. Trauma focused cognitive behavior therapy focuses on addressing trauma in a step wise approach to process and find new ways of coping. She is also experienced in working with clients in the LGBTQ+ community including member of the transgender community.


In addition to providing counseling services, Kelly also supervises Counselor Associates and master's level students who are working towards their professional counselor license.

About Alicia Branch-McDowell, MEd, LPC-Associate

Trained in trauma and crisis, Kari Donahue provides a safe and supportive environment for those motivated for personal and interpersonal wellness.   She has a heart for individuals who have experienced abuse/trauma and for assisting them to heal from their known and unknown pains.  Kari thrives on supporting each person’s personal growth and self exploration as they discover who they are as individuals.  Adults or adolescents, individuals and couples, she enjoys working with those who want to identify and better manage their anxiety, depression, overwhelming thoughts, unhealthy communication styles, painful relationship patterns, and codependency.   Together, she works to establish new, healthy stress management techniques, increase self-awareness, and develop a true sense of self worth. 

Kari assists with improving a couple’s ability to relate to and/or communicate with one another; anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues; PTSD from combat experience, sexual abuse, assault, or automobile accidents; adolescent issues; grief and loss; divorce; becoming a more effective parent; and life transitions.  She believes that no matter what one’s age, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or nationality, all deserve the ability to control their outcome and live their best life possible in the healthiest manner.  Whether healing past or current trauma or simply helping you feel more positive about yourself and your life, Kari can help!

The therapeutic relationship is unique in that it can be healing in and of itself.  In Kari, you have a therapist who supports and encourages you as you work to create positive change in your life.  Her style is direct, upbeat, and practical.  She provides honest feedback and guidance as you work together to explore the obstacles standing between you and what you want to achieve. Kari offers an eclectic therapeutic treatment approach to counseling and regularly incorporate many therapy modalities, including: cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques, art expression therapy, strength-based perspective therapy, and solution-focused therapy. 

Life is too short to be unhappy.  Kari wants you to wake up each morning feeling ready to meet the challenges of the day, to be inspired, have fulfilling relationships, feel proud of yourself and live with passion and confidence!  She works to empower her clients and assist them with developing strategies and goals to achieve a more satisfying life through a better understanding of past and present concerns.  Kari wants to help you build new foundations of self reliance.  Come find your voice and build confidence with someone who listens to and advocates for you. 


Kari recently completed training to become a Certified First Response Counselor.  A Certified First Responder Counselor is specially trained to have a stronger understanding of the Law Enforcement and First Responder community and the unique counseling and mental health needs of these warriors. After completing the rigorous specialized training program that requires a ride-along and passing the CFRC exam with a 90% or higher they become certified, the certification is good for one year, and must be renewed annually upon meeting continuing education requirements. If you are a law enforcement officer or first responder and are interested in scheduling a session with Kari Donahue, please visit the Contact Us Tab above.

About Samantha Weissgarber, MS, NCC, LPC-Associate

Professional Experience: 
- Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2022


​- National Board Certified Counselor, 2022


- Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, 2022 under the supervision of Kelly Martin, LPC-Supervisor


- Specializes in working with adolescents, adults, grief, anxiety, depression, and other behavioral, chronic mental health issues.


NOW Accepting NEW Clients: 


- Adolescents (Age 16 to 18)


- Adults (Age 18 and Up)

- Individual Counseling Sessions



Supervised by Kelly Martin, LPC-S

Supervised by Kelly Martin, LPC-S

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Professional Licenses: 


- Licensed Professional Counselor since 2009

- Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor since 2016

Additional Certifications:

- Diplomat for Academy of Cognitive Therapy since 2014

- Certified Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapist since 2014. 

Working together with children, adolescents,  Adults, and families towards a positive change

About Munira Tajkhanji, MS, LPC

Alicia Branch-McDowell is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate with diverse therapeutic skills which allow her to work with a variety of interpersonal, employment and academic concerns.  Alicia assists clients of all ages with various life changes, and has a deep familiarity with couple related issues and military family related issues. 

Alicia is a first-generation education student in her family and is no stranger to struggles related to diversity and overcoming socio-economic challenges. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice from Sul Ross University at Rio Grande Campus. Alicia graduated Cum Laude in 2017 with her Masters of Education in Counseling. Her practicum experience included work with human and sex-trafficking survivors, women and children, victims of domestic violence and families with active Child Protective cases who were eager to participate in behavioral change. More recently, Alicia has completed Gottman Level 1 training to begin working with couples and families more extensively. 

Alicia understands that making the choice to participate in therapy can be a major decision. She believes therapy can be a positive, life altering experience for individuals and families. More importantly, Alicia understands that choosing the right therapist to accompany you on your journey is of the upmost importance. She believes with the right therapist, clients can feel empowered, motivated and at peace one they are able to achieve their therapeutic goals.


When not counseling, Alicia enjoys spending time with her family and is a big foodie! Alicia is a basketball fan and enjoys a "good game." She previously lived in Europe and enjoys experiencing new cultures. Alicia enjoys artistic expression and paints regularly as a hobby. You may even experience the use of art as a therapeutic approach in her session!

Alicia is pleased to join KM Counseling and is here to help guide you through your therapeutic journey. 

              NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS AT OUR                 NEW BRAUNFELS SATELLITE OFFICE!

Supervised by Kelly Martin, LPC-S

Emma Phearse is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who is passionate about the role of counseling in a person’s healing journey. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and History from Trinity University and a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Texas at San Antonio and is familiar with various supportive resources and providers in and around the greater San Antonio area.

Emma’s approach to counseling is empathetic, holistic, and strengths-based as she works with clients to build healthy coping skills, identify and express emotions, and learn to effectively communicate with their support systems. Although Emma has worked with individuals of all ages throughout her professional career, she has years of experience helping children and adolescents, especially younger children (under age 10), navigate life’s challenges. She has diverse training and background in grief and loss counseling for all individuals (ages 3+), including those who have experienced a sudden death loss, a loss related to illness, and those who are experiencing anticipatory grief. In her work with clients, Emma uses a combination of person-centered therapy, expressive arts, and play therapy techniques.

Outside of counseling, Emma likes to spend time with family and friends, watch Marvel movies, and enjoy the great outdoors


Reading this bio is the first step toward making meaningful change. If Emma sounds like the right fit for you or your child, call KM Counseling or submit an online appointment request today. ​

About Alena Krawczynski, MS, LPC

About Sara Ann Castañeda-Castillo, LPC-Associate

Tami Bays received her Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Angelo State University, in San Angelo, TX in 2005. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor through the state of Texas and started working in the mental health field prior to earning her degree.

Tami has worked with clients of all ages, including children, teens, and adults who struggle with mental health, addiction, and behavior issues. She worked in an in-patient psychiatric and chemical dependency facility for 5 years and has experience facilitating individual, group, and family counseling. She has also worked with individuals with disabilities who desired vocational counseling to remain in or return to the work force.

Tami seeks to provide her clients with a warm and safe environment to explore issues that may be preventing them from living the life they desire. She uses a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist clients in identifying and challenging negative thought and behavior patterns.


Tami is an EMDR trained therapist, is a member of EMDRIA and is currently working towards becoming an EMDR Certified Therapist.  If you have experienced trauma and are interested in being evaluated to determine if EMDR is the right therapy for you, please contact our office to schedule an initial session with Tami. 


​Vanessa Vasquez is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate who has always had a passion for helping others. She understands that life can often be difficult and hard to navigate at times and believes that no one should go through it alone. She believes in the collaborative nature of therapy and that everyone has the ability within them to heal and grow. Vanessa’s goal as a counselor is to provide a comfortable and safe environment where together you can explore your interests and develop goals to help you move toward your aspirations.

Vanessa is a native Houstonian who graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2018 with a Bachelor’s in Psychology. She then went on to earn her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2021. During her graduate work, Vanessa had the opportunity to lead groups and individual sessions at a Partial Hospitalization Program that treats diverse populations of adults from different backgrounds with chronic mental illness.

 During her free time, Vanessa enjoys spending time with her beloved dog, Legolas, visiting family and friends, volunteering at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, watching comedy, and traveling.​

Professional Licenses: 
- Master of Science  in  Clinical Mental Health


- Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, 2021 under the supervision of Kelly Martin, LPC-Supervisor


- Specializes in working with children, adolescents, grief, anxiety and depression


NOW Accepting Clients: 

- Children (Age 6 to 13)


- Adolescents (Age 13 to 18)


- Adults (Age 18 and Up)

- Individual and Family Counseling Sessions


​- IMMEDIATE OPENINGS  for REDUCED FEE PRIVATE PAY SESSIONS


About Kelly Martin, MA, LPC-S

Sara Ann is a Licensed Professional Counselor- Associate, providing services under the supervision of Kelly Martin, LPC-S.  She is recognized as a National Certified Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc.  She achieved her Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling through Capella University. She attended the University of The Incarnate Word, where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology.  She also received an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Palo Alto College.

Sara Ann is a Texas native, has been married for 7 years, and has two fur babies.  She has worked in the healthcare field as a VP/Administrator for over 15 years, with a focus in primary care.  Her experience in the medical field led her toward a strong desire to help others in various aspects of life to achieve a greater sense of well-being.  She is inspired in helping adolescents and adults cope with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and behavioral issues.  She is motivated to create a safe and secure setting for individuals to communicate, discover, and manage their thoughts and feelings in a healthy and constructive manner.  Primarily utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, she empathically strives to deliver clients  with a safe and comfortable environment in order to address their individual needs. 

In her spare time, Sara Ann enjoys spending time with family, canvas painting, and traveling.  Her favorite destination is New York. She enjoys reading motivational and inspirational books and romance novels. Taking time for self-care is an aspect that she values and believes that everyone deserves self-compassion to attain emotional resilience. 



KM Counseling Services, PLLC

Alena Krawczynski is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has a passion for counseling people of all ages, though she especially enjoys working with children and adolescents. Alena works to reconnect the client to supports and resources within and outside of the therapeutic relationship, while working with the client through the symptoms that brought that individual or individuals to counseling. Alena also works with people who have experienced trauma, to equip them with coping and management skills they need to thrive. 

Alena holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas A&M University, and she earned her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of Texas at San Antonio. Alena has experience working with children in foster care, individuals and families from low income backgrounds, adults with trauma history, and individuals with an array of symptoms from everyday life stressors. 

Alena believes that the power of counseling involves enabling clients to find motivation and healing within themselves. What Alena loves most about counseling is empowering clients to achieve their therapeutic goals, using the therapeutic relationship as a source for psychoeducation and support.

 

About Vanessa Vasquez, MS, LPC-Associate

About Adriana Cervantes Henley, MS, LPC

Professional Licenses: 
- Master of Science in  Clinical Mental Health Counseling. 2021


- Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, 2022 under the supervision of Kelly Martin, LPC-Supervisor


- Specializes in working with  adolescents and adults with depression, anxiety, and issues related to chronic mental health


NOW Accepting Clients: 


- Adolescents (Age 13 to 18)


- Adults (18 and up)


- Individual Counseling Sessions


​- IMMEDIATE OPENINGS  for REDUCED FEE PRIVATE PAY SESSIONS (In Person and Telehealth)