Balance Health & Welness Events
Balance Center holds regular support, recovery and empowerment groups and educational workshops to assist in your journey towards personal growth.

Gottman Workshops

Level 1 Clinical Training

Level 1 Clinical Training

Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Bridging the Couple Chasm

Help couples in your practice manage conflict and deepen intimacy! This is the first step in learning Gottman Method Couples Therapy. A truly inspiring workshop, Level 1 Training will give you new insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using research-based assessments and effective interventions.

DATE: March 22 – 23
TIME: 8:00am – 4:30pm, Thursday & Friday
LOCATION: Balance Center for Mental Health and Wellness (San Diego, CA)
THERAPIST: Kimberly Panganiban, LMFT & William Bumberry, PhD

Level 2 Clinical Training

Level 2 Clinical Training

Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Assessment, Intervention, and Co-Morbidities

After you’ve been introduced to the fundamentals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy presented in Level 1 Training, the Level 2 Training will expand your assessment strategies and intervention techniques. This is the next step toward certification and designation as a Certified Gottman Therapist.

At the completion of Level 2 Training, you should have the clinical familiarity, knowledge, and resources to integrate Gottman Method Couples Therapy assessments and interventions into your clinical work.

DATE: May 9 – 11
TIME: 8:00am – 4:30pm
LOCATION: Balance Center for Mental Health and Wellness (San Diego, CA)
THERAPIST: Kimberly Panganiban, LMFT & William Bumberry, PhD

Gottman - The Art and Science of Love

Two Day Workshop

Based upon Dr. John Gottman’s four decades of research with thousands of couples. This two day, in-person workshop will give you new insights and research-based relationship skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship, and help you resolve conflict in a healthy, productive way.

Date: January 20 – 21 -or- September 15 – 16
Time: 9:00am – 5:30pm, Saturday & Sunday
Location: TBD
Therapist: Kimberly Panganiban, LMFT

Workshop Details

Workshop presenter Kimberly Panganiban with John and Julie Gottman
Workshop presenter Kimberly Panganiban, LMFT with John and Julie Gottman.

Discover The Art and Science of Love at our weekend workshop for couples presented by Kimberly Panganiban, LMFT and Certified Gottman Couples Therapist in San Diego, CA.

  • 2 days filled with engaging presentations and experiential activities designed to confirm, strengthen, or restore your love
  • For couples of every age, ability, and sexual orientation
  • Shown to achieve results similar to those of 6 months of marital therapy
  • Produces positive results for 86% of those who attend
Based on over 40 years of research with thousands of couples, The Art and Science of Love workshop will give you new insights and research-based skills that can dramatically improve the intimacy and friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a healthy, positive way. Along with the memory of re-connecting and the knowledge that “we can do this,” you will take home a box set of cards, tools, and tips to support your relationship in your everyday lives.


In a word: Science! Our curriculum is developed from 40 years of research with more than 3,000 couples. It’s grounded on what actually works in relationships that are happy and stable, not idealistic notions or anecdotal evidence of what marriage ought to be.

This workshop is designed for ALL couples in a committed relationship. If you have a strong relationship, this workshop will provide you with insights and tools to foster further closeness, friendship, and trust. If your relationship is distressed, this two-day workshop will provide you with a greater understanding of your relationship and a road map for repair. No public discussion or disclosure is involved. All work is done as a couple and Gottman trained therapists are available to support one-on-one during exercises.

You will learn how to

At the workshop, you’ll learn how to: foster respect, affection, and closeness; build and share a deeper connection with each other; keep conflict discussions calm, break through and resolve conflict gridlock; and Workshop topics include:
  • Learn to recognize the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and what to do if they are attacking your marriage
  • Identify your relationship’s specific strengths and how to build on them
  • Learn about the effects of physiological flooding and how it may affect conflict resolution
  • Use the Fondness and Admiration System to renew respect and care for one another
  • Create an Emotional Bank Account that you can draw upon in times of stress
  • Develop your problem-solving skills, including the 6 skills for effective conflict resolutions
  • Find out how you can make your dreams and aspirations come true for you, your partner, and your relationship

Art and Science of Love Gottman Bunsen Burner

You will receive

In addition to a greater understanding of how to build friendship, manage conflict, and create shared meaning in your relationship, you will receive a box set, which contains:
  • 7 Card Decks
    • Love Map
    • Opportunity
    • Open-Ended Questions
    • Rituals of Connection
    • Salsa (Mild, Medium, Hot)
  • 2 Couples Workbooks
  • Repair Checklist
  • Aftermath of a Fight Booklet
  • Sound Relationship House Magnet
Art and Science of Love Gottman box set and DVD

Presenter Bio

Kimberly Panganiban Gottman Presenter


Certified Gottman Couples Therapist
Lic.# MFC52717

Kimberly is passionate about helping others and her specialty is helping couples improve their relationship. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 52717) and a Certified Gottman Couples Therapist. She received her Masters in Marital and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego and has ten years of experience working with individuals, couples, groups and families. She has experience with pre-marital couples, newlyweds, long-term relationships, affairs/betrayals, and the transition to parenthood. She can help with improving communication and learning how to manage conflict productively. She will help you work toward strengthening your friendship, increasing positive interaction, improving intimacy and instilling hope for the future of your relationship. Her approach is gentle, supportive and empathic but she is direct when necessary. She believes in collaboration with her clients and she strives to make sure each partner feels heard and understood in each session. Her goal is to provide clients with the tools they need so they can become the masters of their own relationship.

Additional Details

Please Note
Price listed is per couple. Registration is NOT complete until full payment is received prior to the workshop. You will receive an email receipt shortly after your registration. Be sure to check your spam/junk folders. Closer to the workshop, a staff member will call you to complete paperwork, and you will be emailed everything you need before the workshop.

Attention Gottman Trainees
All Gottman trained clinicians and educators are now eligible for a $100 discount to attend this workshop. A personal workshop experience is beneficial for your professional and personal toolkit, and will help you to better integrate Gottman Interventions into your work with couples. Click here for further details.

Transfer/Cancellation Policy
If cancellation is made more than three weeks prior to the workshop date, a full refund minus a $50 processing fee will be given. If your cancellation occurs within three weeks of the workshop date, your registration will be converted to a credit, good for a full year, that you can use to attend future workshops.

Support Groups

Teen Support Group

Teen Support

Creating a safe and healthy environment to discuss teen issues.

Date: Every Other Tuesday
Time: 5:15pm – 6:15pm
Dr. Devin Callahan, PsyD

Dialectal Behavior Therapy Group

Dialectical Behavior THerapy Group

Learn coping skills to manage problematic behavior.

Date: Mondays
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Mary Ellen Bennett, LCSW

Contact Balance Health for Speaking Engagements
Our therapists are also available for speaking engagements on a variety of topics. Please contact us for more information.