Kimberly 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, Kimberly 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. Kimberly is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. She was also accepted as a registered
During her internship at DTS, Kimberly 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, Kimberly 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. Kimberly also partnered with a nonprofit for 2 years, HIS Story Coaching and Counseling, to work with children coming out of domestic violence.
Kimberly created Open Table Counseling in 2018 to help serve the needs of the Dallas community. In addition to Kimberly'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. Kimberly and Dr. West share office space and work closely together.
Kimberly loves to work with adults, adolescents, and children. She works to facilitate 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, Kimberly has seen hope restored and healing began in the lives of children and families.
During her free time, Kimberly enjoys spending time with her husband, friends and dog Molly. she also enjoys experimenting with photography, traveling, and cooking new foods.