Kimberley Toynes

Adjunct Instructor

Kimberley Toynes

Department of Counseling


Ph.D., - Texas Wesleyan University


SMU - East Campus
6116 N. Central Expressway, Suite 300
Dallas, TX 75206


Dr. Toynes is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas.  She earned her Master of Education in Counseling from Texas A&M University-Commerce and her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Texas Wesleyan University. Her Master of Arts in Biblical Studies is from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Dr. Toynes is currently employed as a Mental Health Counselor at Dallas College Cedar Valley Campus.  In a part-time capacity, she specialized in Addictions and Compulsive Behaviors at her private practice, A Better Choice Counseling and Education Services.  She has spent 20 years teaching Sunday School and was recently appointed as the Director of Christian Education and Discipleship at her Church. Dr. Toynes is also published in academic textbooks.

She is married to Tony, they have a married son and two grandchildren, and two adult daughters.