If you are wondering whether or not your sexual or relational behavior may be part of an addictive process, the following two resources offer helpful self-assessment questions:
1) PATHOS screening test (adapted) developed by Dr. Patrick Carnes:
- Preoccupied: Do you often find yourself preoccupied with sexual thoughts or relationship behavior?
- Ashamed: Do you hide some of your sexual or relational behavior from others?
- Treatment: Have you ever sought help for sexual or relational behavior that was problematic for you?
- Hurt others: Has anyone been hurt emotionally because of your sexual or relational behavior?
- Out of control: Do you feel controlled by your sexual desire or your relational behavior?
- Sad: When you have sex or engage in certain relational behavior, do you feel depressed afterwards?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions and want to explore your concerns further, please reach out to schedule a consultation.
2) SLAA 40 Questions self-assessment about sex and love addictive behavior:
Clinical Assessment Services
If you would like to engage in a more comprehensive clinical assessment process, the following tools are available as part of my intake process for new clients and for ongoing clients as indicated. As a trauma-informed therapist, I have found these assessments to be extremely helpful in highlighting areas of underlying, unresolved trauma and their relationship to a variety of addictive processes.
The cost of one assessment is included in the initial session fee for new clients.
Otherwise, the cost of the assessment is charged according to the rates below:
The Sexual Dependency Inventory (SDI) 4.0 – $85
The Sexual Dependency Media Inventory (SDMI) – $85
The Post Traumatic Stress Index – Revised (PTSI-R) -$55
The Inventory for Partner Anxiety Stress and Trauma (IPAST) – $85
The Money and Work Adaptive Styles Index (MAWASI) – $55
See detailed information about each of these tools on the iitap.org website.