Welcome to the Gay Couples Institute!


Let's get to know your situation better (and save you some time prior to our next meeting). Watch the video for some important instructions...

Congratulations on taking the first step toward strengthening your relationship.


Our goal is to help you progress in the most efficient amount of time possible.


When you see a doctor, they usually do some tests to make sure the diagnosis is correct. We do the same.


These questionnaires are crucial to help us assess and effectively understand your current relationship. This test will help us determine what is working correctly in your relationship to help you build on these positive strengths. It will also quickly reveal the specific areas that need attention in therapy and address the core issues in your relationship. Therefore, please answer the questionnaires honestly; only the clinical staff will see your answers.

We will contact you once you both complete this assessment to schedule a phone meeting. At that meeting, you can discuss goals, costs, insurance, and the specific tools that might immediately help your relationship. We have over 64 different tools to offer. This assessment helps determine what you might benefit from initially.

We look forward to talking to you soon,

Sam and Alapaki

Sam Garanzini, MFT, LPCC & Alapaki Yee, MFT

Co-Founders | Certified Gottman Therapists

Gay Couples Institute



  1. Complete the 3-page assessment alone and privately, and to the best of your ability.  Please do not share your responses with one another.

  2. Click SUBMIT to share your assessment with us at the bottom of each page. The assessment should only take about 1 hour to complete.

  3. Click SAVE FOR LATER at the bottom IF you want to complete your assessment later. Then create a free account. Just enter your email address, as it will send you a link to your saved work. 

  4. Answer the questions in terms of how the relationship is now, at this moment. This assessment will help us get a better snapshot of the relationship's strengths and challenges.

Please contact us at 877.424.1221 if you have any questions.

Gay Couples Institute 2021.