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Don Allen



Ohio, United States


  • Advanced Gottman Clinical Trainer
  • Consultant
  • Speaker

Speaker Expertise:

  • Level 1 Training
  • Level 2 Training
  • Level 3 Training

Available for Speaking

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Dr. Don Allen Ph.D. is a Clinical Social Worker in private practice. His corporation is: Columbia Counseling Consulting and Research LLC. His website is: donallenpdh.com. He has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. from Columbia University in New York. Since 2012, Dr. Allen specializes in treating marriages and emotional trauma. He has taught at universities in the past, full time and as an adjunct professor. He is a Certified Gottman Therapist and this year he was welcomed by The Gottman Institute (TGI) as a Master Trainer. Previous specialties included working with children and adolescents and drug/alcohol. He will occasionally continue to see clients in these populations. He has worked in in-patient and out-patient settings. In 2021, he was welcomed into Susan Johnson’s International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) as a Certified (EFT) Therapist. He is also certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and is also a consultant to educate and train fellow clinicians in this modality. In addition to a thriving full-time private practice, Dr. Allen enjoys public speaking and conducting workshops and retreats for the Gottman Institute. He is authorized by TGI to present to the public: The Arts and Science of Love, The Seven Principles training, and Bringing Baby Home, as well as the level 1, 2 and 3 clinical trainings. He works with couples and individuals and also conducts intensive marathon sessions.

Available for Consulting

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*Accepting New Certification Candidates*

You can contact Don directly to learn about his pricing and more through his Gottman Referral Network profile here.

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