Kimberly (Kimmy) Mullins began her academic training at Oklahoma State University where she received a degree in Psychology and studied under Dr. Larry Mullins. Upon completing her undergraduate degree, Kimmy went on to complete a Masters degree in Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary with a focus on play therapy as she studied under Dr. Andi Thacker. Kimmy is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas as well as a registered play therapist. Kimmy is currently in the process of becoming EMDR certified and will be fully certified by December 2020.
During her internship at DTS, Kimmy counseled children and parents at Children’s Health Medical Center Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, Children’s Health Medical Center Day Treatment, Dallas Life Homeless Shelter, and provided play therapy at Ebenezer Grace Children’s Home in Hawassa, Ethiopia. After her internship at Children’s Health Medical Center ended in 2015, Kimmy was offered a position at the Children’s Health Medical Center Inpatient Unit where she conducted milieu therapy with children who were a harm to themselves or others due to many different mental illnesses. Kimmy also partnered with a nonprofit for 2 years, HIS Story Coaching and Counseling, to work with children coming out of domestic violence.
Kimmy created Open Table Counseling in 2018 to help serve the needs of the Dallas community. In addition to Kimmy's role as owner and counselor at Open Table Counseling she is the Intake Coordinator for HOPE Child and Family Center of Texas, Dr. Brooke West's office. Kimmy and Dr. West share office space and work closely together.
Kimmy loves to work with adults, adolescents, and children. She works hard to create a space for her clients to explore and get curious about their past, present and future. She offers a space for clients to be able to process their pain, discover their strengths and manifest the life they want to live. She facilitates a safe and accepting environment in which children can explore life through their natural language of play. Through collaboration with parents and play therapy sessions with children, Kimmy has seen hope restored and healing began in the lives of children and families.
During her free time, Kimmy enjoys spending time with her family, friends and dog Molly. She also enjoys experimenting with photography, farmers markets, traveling, and trying new foods.
Molly is Kimmy’s dog that is used in therapy to help provide comfort and safety for clients during session. Molly is loving towards all ages and enjoys being with adults or kids in their sessions. Having Molly in the session is completely up to the client (or parent of client) if it could be helpful to their therapy experience. If you have questions or concerns feel free to contact Kimmy.