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Assessment and Evaluation

If you are interested in professional assessment and evaluation, Cultivate Counseling specializes in the following assessments and evaluations.  Please be aware, insurances will typically not cover or reimburse for these assessments. 


Gottman Relationship Check-Up Enhanced


Developed from over 40 years of scientific research by Dr. John Gottman, this relationship assessment tool relies on intensive, detailed, and evidence-based information on why relationships succeed or fail.

This clinical tool consists of 337 questions about friendship, intimacy, how well you know your partner, how you manage emotions and conflict, how you share your values and goals, and what gives meaning to your lives. There are additional questions about parenting, housework, finances, trust, and individual areas of concern. The questionnaire is completely confidential, fully HIPAA compliant, and your therapist will be the only person to see your responses. The Enhanced Gottman Relationship Checkup is a breakthrough in couple’s therapy as it allows for a confidential, efficient way for your clinician to complete the evaluation process. By using this new technology, your assessment can be done at any time and in the setting of your choice! Upon completion, it automatically provides valuable clinical information by pinpointing specific strengths and challenges in your relationship, while also suggesting actionable, research-based recommendations for therapy. You can feel confident in your results. Drs. John and Julie Gottman created this research-based assessment in collaboration with The Gottman Institute to help couples build a personalized treatment plan with their therapist. Dr. John Gottman is a clinical psychologist who has completed more than 40 years of research on couple relationships, and is recognized as one of the top 10 most influential therapists of the last quarter century. Dr. Julie Gottman is a highly respected clinical psychologist who is sought internationally by the media and clinical organizations as an expert advisor on relationships. Together, they have dedicated their lives to helping couples, and The Enhanced Gottman Relationship Checkup is the result of this life work.

SDI 4.0
The Sexual Dependency Inventory is a screening tools that will help you to determine whether or not a problem exists. This assessment has proven 96.5% accuracy in identifying a clinical population.


The Sexual Digital Media Inventory is an assessment designed to assist you and your therapist learn more about your use of sexual digital media, including things like apps and pornography. Taking the SDMI is likely able to save you and your therapist time and money by providing a comprehensive report instead of conducting lengthy interviews spanning multiple sessions. This assessment targets two distinct areas. First, it evaluates thirteen (13) different domains of how your use of sexual media has impacted your life. This includes an examination of how sexual media, such as apps and pornography have impacted your life related to pornography addiction and compulsion, isolation, and an impact on personal relationships. The second focus in related to sexual preferences and interests.

The Post Traumatic Stress Index – Revised is an assessment targeting trauma and experiences related to your internal self and your past, and it may show that events from your past are still adversely affecting you today.

PSS Report
The Partner Sexuality Survey was designed by Dr. Stefanie Carnes to assist partners in identifying the areas of their own sexuality that may have been impacted by their relationship with the person challenged by sexual compulsivity or sexual addiction.

IPAST Report
The Inventory for Partner Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma is a battery of assessments that examine the partner’s traumatic reactions, family of origin, strengths, and attachment styles.

The Money and Work Adaptive Styles Index (MAWASI ©) evolved out the initial work of Bonnie Dendooven’s search to help individuals with challenges surrounding money and work. Utilizing theories in attachment, neuromarketing, and behavioral economics Ms. Dendooven had originally designed the test with 9 sub-scales. A factor analysis revealed 12 sub-scales. These 12 sub-scales represent the various ways (behaviorally, emotionally, and cognitively) that money and/or work has affected the individuals life.

Rather than utilize a one-size fits all approach, we utilize specialized assessments and evaluations to identify core issues.



Telephone: 208.724.0913

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