David Penner, Ph.D.
Certified since 2000

David Penner, Ph.D.

21907 64th Ave. W., Suite 220 Mountlake Terrace, WA  98043 United States
(425) 610-7411(425) 610-7411



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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 relationship and do this through 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 was the Clinical Director of The Gottman Institute from 2005 until I retired from that position in July of 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 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 clinicians, the public and the media.

I authored the Leader’s Guide to The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work, based on John Gottman’s bestselling book and co-developed the Gottman Seven Principles Program for Couples. I have conducted workshops in the Gottman Method on four continents.

I have been a licensed clinical psychologist since 1984 and am listed in the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. My training and experience includes mental health centers, hospital and medical clinics, university counseling centers and private practice.

  • Couples
  • Affairs
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Infertility
  • Obsessions Compulsions
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Pre Marital
  • PTSD
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Social Anxiety
Specialized Ages
  • Adults
  • Elders