Kimberly Panganiban, LMFT

Kimberly Panganiban, LMFT


Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) License MFC #52717
Certified Gottman Couples Therapist, Trainer & Consultant

Areas of Focus:

  • Premarital counseling and newlyweds  
  • Couples counseling, including helping couples heal from affairs and  other betrayals 
  • Long-term relationship counseling, including improving intimacy and  sexual satisfaction in long-term relationships  
  • Transition to parenthood  
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety and depression


M.A. in Marital and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego
B.A. is Psychology from California State University, Long Beach

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Professional Background

Kimberly Panganiban has over 15 years of experience working as a therapist.  She trained at the University of San Diego, where she began her work with youth at risk and their families. In this setting, Kimberly gained experience with play therapy, family systems theory, and Motivational Interviewing. She graduated from USD in 2007 with a Masters’s in Marital and Family Therapy. 

After graduating, she worked with adults with severe mental illness for a nonprofit agency. In this setting, she gained experience working with dual diagnosis clients. Kimberly worked with clients struggling with substance abuse, severe depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental health concerns.  

In 2012, Kimberly began working in a private practice setting where she was introduced to the Gottman Method. Kimberly took all 3 levels of the Gottman training and became a Certified Gottman Therapist in 2014. Her passion for helping couples continued to grow and in 2015 she shifted her practice to all couples. She has continued to see couples almost exclusively in her practice since that time.  

Kimberly has continued her growth and training within the Gottman Institute and is now certified to present the Art & Science of Love Weekend Workshop for couples. Additionally, she is now a trainer and teaches other clinicians all three levels of the Gottman Method Training sequence. She also serves as a  consultant to clinicians seeking certification in the Gottman Method.  

In addition to her expertise in the Gottman Method, Kimberly has also been trained in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and integrates it into her work. Kimberly is currently in private practice in San Diego and her passion for working with couples continues to grow.  

Professional Affiliations

Member of California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT)

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