When relationships are the focus of counseling, couples can present with a lack of closeness, trust concerns, and unhealthy patterns of interacting with each other, ultimately damaging the relationship. In conducting relationship counseling, our approach can cover a wide spectrum of areas for relationship growth including: Exploring and communicating the needs of the individuals, tolerating ill feelings without damaging behavior, defining boundaries in the relationship, developing deeper trust and intimacy, safely exploring areas of eroticism for the couple, repairing damaged trust, developing better, deeper, and more meaningful communication, re-establishing hopes and dreams, and creating a more thorough and comprehensive road map of your partner. We draw on various theories, however, we incorporate more of the research-based models, specifically, the works of John Gottman Ph.D, Emotional Focused Couples Counseling, and Family Systems theory.