Kelly Martin, LPC has over fourteen years of experience working with children and adolescents. She received her bachelor's degree in Music Therapy from Sam Houston University after completing her internship at Children's Medical Center in Dallas. She earned her  Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Bowie State University through the satellite program in Okinawa, Japan. 

    Kelly worked for three years in a short term mental hospital on the child adolescent unit where she led groups, managed case management, and conducted family and individual therapy. 

From 2012 to 2015, Kelly  worked for a non-profit counseling group of in San Angelo, TX where she had a thriving practice. 

      Kelly opened the practice in Garden Ridge in August of 2015. She is now offering individual and family therapy services to clients Monday through Friday. She is also excited to be leading several therapeutic groups. Most recently, Kelly became a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor which will allow her to supervise interns while they work towards their license. 

Professional Licenses: 

- Master of Arts in  Counseling Psychology in 2014

- Licensed Professional Counselor since 2014

Services Offered by Shannon Schimelpfening: 

- Specializing in Play Therapy Techniques for Children Ages 3 to 9

- Adolescents (Age 13 to 18)

- Adults (Age 18 and Up)

- Individual Counseling Sessions

- Family and Couples Therapy

Taylor Gibson is a Licensed Professional Counseling-Intern who works with young people and their families, to heal and grow relationships after traumatic events.

Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Trinity University in San Antonio. She earned her Master of the Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts. While completing her degree, Taylor specialized in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral interventions with children, adolescents, and families.

Taylor has worked as an In-Home Therapist helping inner-city children and their caregivers address emotional and behavioral difficulties at home and at school. In addition to working with KM Counseling, Taylor currently works as a counselor at a behavioral health hospital, helping individuals to access emergency mental health care.

Taylor is trained in therapies such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Attachment Regulation and Competency therapy. She has experience in using art and play to support children in processing difficult experiences when they may not have the language to discuss their thoughts and feelings.

Taylor believes that difficult events in a person’s life have a profound impact on not only them, but the people who love them as well. She believes that through connection, communication, and patience that healing is possible for everyone!  


About Taylor Gibson, MA, LPC-Intern

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. 

About Shannon Schimelpfening, MA, LPC

Professional Licenses: 

- Master of Science in  Counseling Psychology in 2005

- Licensed Professional Counselor since 2006

Services Offered by Tami Bays: 

- Adults (Age 18 and Up)

- Adolescents (Age 13 to 18)

- Individual Counseling Sessions

- Family and Couples Therapy

About Kari Donahue, MS, NCC, LPC-Intern

​Shannon Schimelpfening is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She received her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Wayland Baptist University. She has experience counseling children, teens, families, adults, and couples. She has provided counseling to individuals and groups in a variety of settings including foster care agencies, non-profit agencies, private practice, and juvenile probation. Most recently, Shannon has worked in the school setting, on a junior high campus, providing services to students and their families. 

Shannon is currently working toward earning the credentials of Registered Play Therapist and is a clinical member of The Association for Play Therapy. Shannon has received additional supervision and training in play therapy techniques. Shannon utilizes play therapy when working with children ages 3-9. Play can help a child express what is troubling them when they do not have the verbal language to express their thoughts and feelings. For the many benefits of play therapy, please visit the Association for Play Therapy’s website for more information.

Shannon uses a variety of expressive arts and sand tray therapy when working with clients of all ages. Shannon works to establish a respectful and trusting relationship with her clients. Her goal is for individuals to feel safe to express their thoughts, feelings, and struggles. She works alongside clients to help determine their goals of therapy and find the best ways for clients to experience healing. (Faith based, Christian approach to counseling is available if requested.)

About Tami Bays, MS, LPC

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

- National Board Certified Counselor, 2017

- Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, 2018 under the supervision of Kelly Martin, LPC-Supervisor

- 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 and Couples Therapy



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

Supervised by Kelly Martin, LPC-S

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

- Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, 2017 under the supervision of Kelly Martin, LPC-Supervisor

NOW Accepting Clients: 

- Adult Females (Age 18 and Up)

- Adolescents (Age 13 to 18)

- Children (Age 5 to 18)

- Individual Counseling Sessions

- Family and Couples Therapy


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 pleased to join Kelly Martin in her expanding practice and will be offering individual counseling services to teens and adults who wish to address mental health issues such as depression and anxiety.

Supervised by Kelly Martin, LPC-S

About Munira Tajkhanji, MS, LPC-Intern

Supervised by Kelly Martin, LPC-S

KM Counseling Services, PLLC

About Kelly Martin, MA, MT-BC, LPC-S

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.

Professional Licenses: 

- Board Certified Music Therapist since 2006 

- 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. 

Professional Licenses: 
- Master of Arts in  Clinical Mental Health

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

- Specialization in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Attachment Regulation and Competency Therapy

NOW Accepting Clients: 

- Adult Male & Females

 (Age 18 and 27)

- Adolescents (Age 13 to 18)

- Children (Age 6 to 13)

- Individual Counseling Sessions

- Family and Couples Therapy