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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! Thanks for scheduling a Video Consultation with our clinician. Please note that both of you will need to attend the consultation call so we can get your unique perspectives.

We aim to help you progress in the most efficient amount of time possible.

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

These assessments are crucial to help us effectively understand your current relationship. This assessment 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 couples counseling and address the core issues in your relationship. Therefore, please answer the questions in this assessment honestly; only the clinical staff will see your answers.

It will be critical to have both of you complete the assessment
one day before your Video Consultation appointment.

At that meeting, we can discuss your 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 with both of you soon,
Sam and Alapaki

Sam Garanzini, MFT, LPCC & Alapaki Yee, MFT
Co-Founders | Certified Gottman Therapists
Gay Couples Institute


  1. Complete the 5-page assessment alone, privately, and to the best of your ability. Please do not share your responses with one another.

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

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

  4. Click 'Save My Work' to 'Sign Up with Email' within the assessment if you start on it and want to complete it later. This will ensure you don't lose all of the progress you have made up.

Please contact us at or 877.424.1221 if you have any questions.

Gay Couples Institute 2021.

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