How Can I Improve My Relationship With My Partner?

At the Catalyst Center we practice Collaborative/Therapeutic Assessment, a well-researched, individualized approach to assessment that has been shown to be beneficial to those who participate in it. We use assessment as an opportunity for brief treatment geared towards answering your questions and planning your next steps towards living the life you desire. Check out this weekly series highlighting The Catalyst Center’s approach to assessment and what types of testing we can do for you.

Couples Assessment

Couples Assessment is an intensive, brief treatment approach based on the principles of collaborative/therapeutic assessment. Sometimes looking at the whole system is more effective than focusing on only one of its parts. This philosophy is underlying modern approaches to couples therapy. Likewise, it often makes sense to assess what is going on in a couple rather than look at one person in isolation.

We help couples understand each other and their relationship better by identifying each person’s individual style and how they interact with their partner. This approach often opens up new ways of understanding that we might have missed were we only looking at an individual in isolation.

Couples often seek us out for assessment when they are preparing for a major life change like marriage or starting a family or when they are struggling to make their relationship work after a major stumbling block like infidelity or broken trust.


We take the time to intensively understand each person and explore current challenges and potential bumps in the road. We work with you to come up with a road map for the next chapter in your life. Our goal is to help you better understand each other and find effective ways to work together towards a happy and fulfilling life-long relationship.

Call to set up an appointment to learn how couples assessment could be beneficial for you.



Joey Tadie

Dr. Joey Tadie is a talented psychologist with a gift for connecting with people and helping them to transform their lives. It's like he can see who you could be, and helps you get in touch with that part of you and grow into it. Dr. Tadie has a genuine spirit and a deep and abiding faith in our capacity to grow and heal. An expert in psychological assessment, Dr. Tadie is an integral part of the assessment team at The Catalyst Center. He works from the perspective the assessment can and should be used as a way to create meaningful change in your life. Using the principles of Collaborative Therapeutic Assessment he analyzes the assessment data to discover what has been getting in the way of living the life you desire, and works collaboratively with you using his extensive expertise to create a road map of how to get there from here. Dr. Tadie utilizes his extensive training and experience as a psychologist to help you move past your challenges and live your life to the fullest. His disarming nature is well-balanced by his scholarly side; he is a passionate student of research, theory, and technique with several publications to his name. People love how he is both down to earth and deeply knowledgable about what works to help you create a your best life.