David Penner, Ph.D.
Certified since 2000

David Penner, Ph.D.

PO Box 60014 Seattle, WA  98160 United States
(425) 610-7411(425) 610-7411



Workshops and Classes Only

Insurance Accepted


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  • Degree: Ph.D.
  • Field: Clinical Psychology
  • Year graduated: 1982
  • Practice since: 1982
  • License states: Washington

I am passionate about helping couples improve their relationships by offering workshops for couples, training therapists in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and leading workshops for lay leaders on how to teach classes to couples. I no longer see couples in therapy.

I was the Clinical Director of The Gottman Institute from 2005 until I retired from that position in 2017. In that role, I oversaw clinical aspects of the Institute including providing consultation to clinicians, managing quality control of new programs and products, training and supervising consultants, certification video reviewers and roving therapists at The Art & Science of Love Couples Workshop led by Drs. John and Julie Gottman, and responding to questions about the Gottman Method to the media, clinicians, and the public.

I authored the Leader’s and Couples Guides to John Gottman's book, The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, and co-developed the Gottman Seven Principles Program for Couples. I have conducted numerous workshops on the Gottman Method across the U.S. and internationally.

  • Couples
  • Affairs
  • Pre Marital
Specialized Ages
  • Adults