A Science-Based Approach to Connection

Couples Therapy & Marriage Counseling | Online virtual therapy sessions to residents of AZ, FL, NC, SC, and TX & in-person in Charlotte, NC & Carefree, AZ

About Us

George & Faith

We opened our practice in 2009 as a husband and wife team with the goal of providing quality services to couples in a collaborative and accepting environment. Over the years, our practice has expanded to include a group of skilled and compassionate professionals. We’ve been married for 20 years, have a daughter, and a hyper little Westie named “Rocky.” We know, both personally and professionally, how painful communication and other challenges in intimate relationships can be. We also know the potential for growth  and connection that’s possible in working through these issues with support. Please let us know if you have any questions about how we can provide you with this support.
Sincerely, George W. Bitar, Ph.D. & Faith Drew, Ph.D.Certified Gottman Method Couple Therapists

Our Team

Brittany Bolden

Brittany Bolden

LMFT, LCAS-A

Kelsee White

Kelsee White

LMFT

Hanna Rose

Hanna Rose

LCMHC

Ali Flowers

Ali Flowers

LCMHCA

Danae Kauffman

Danae Kauffman

LMFT

Karen Naegel

Karen Naegel

LMFTA

Rozelle Gipson

Rozelle Gipson

Intake Coordinator

Services 

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Couples ReConnection

Major life transitions (e.g., birth of a child), communication issues, unmet emotional needs, addiction, and relationship neglect can all produce a sense of disconnection. We help couples work through these and other issues in a way that builds trust and closeness.
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Infidelity Recovery

Few experiences are as painful as the trauma of infidelity. We provide couples a map for navigating recovery using Gottman’s 3-Phase Trust Revival Method, which promotes a supportive environment where healing becomes possible over time.
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Premarital Counseling

We give relationships a solid and secure foundation to last a lifetime. This service is built on science-based principles that have been shown to decrease divorce and significantly improve marital satisfaction.
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2-Day Couples Intensive

This is an accelerated version of our other therapy services. During this process, we meet with you and your partner over the course of two consecutive days (12 hours total) where we can more quickly repair and strengthen your relationship.
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Discernment Counseling

If you or your spouse are considering divorce but are not completely sure that’s the best path, you are in a tough spot. And Discernment Counseling is designed for you. It’s a chance to slow down, take a breath, and look at your options for your marriage.
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Workshops & Courses

We offer the Art & Science of Love 2-Day Workshop (in partnership with the Gottman Institute) Hold Me Tight® & Free 1-Hour Relationship Classes Online on a variety of relationship topics.

Individual Therapy

Our Partner company, In Session Psych, offers individual therapy and skill-based groups both online and in-person in Charlotte, NC for residents of North and South Carolina. Our professionals specialize in collaborating with couples therapists to help individuals in the relationship with issues such as infidelity, forgiveness, trauma from a betrayal, developing healthy sexuality, discovering attachment styles, and expressing needs. They also offer support for anxiety and depression relief, addiction recovery support, and relationship preparation.

Individual TherapySkill-Based Groups

Why Choose Connect Couples Therapy?

Science-Based

Our clinical services are grounded in decades of research and are proven to produce lasting change for the majority of clients. We also use the Gottman Connect platform to check in on a relationship’s strengths and challenges, provide specific recommendations, and measure progress over time.

Personalized

While there are common patterns and dynamics that emerge in healthy couples and in those that are struggling, every individual and every couple is unique and has a nuanced history and view of the world. In accounting for this uniqueness, we tailor our services according to your personal needs, values, and goals so you’ll leave our sessions feeling heard and understood.

Specialized

Working with couples requires a specialized set of training and skills so we are continuously working to remain on the cutting-edge of scientific developments and research in the area. As part of staying on the cutting-edge, we have advanced training in both Gottman Method Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy, two specialized and scientifically-based models that help people better connect.

Recent Blog Posts

Our blog includes some of the relationship tools, strategies, and concepts that we find useful in our own lives and in the lives of our clients.

How to Not Be Passive-Aggressive in Your Relationship

How to Not Be Passive-Aggressive in Your Relationship

We’ve all heard about passive-aggressive behavior. You may have even seen the latest passive-aggressive memes or email sign-offs like: "As per my last email.” Insert eye-roll. And while these memes and posts certainly bring a laugh, when your partner acts passively...

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6 Resources to Help You Identify and Heal Anxious Attachment

6 Resources to Help You Identify and Heal Anxious Attachment

Do you ever wonder why your relationship with your partner doesn't feel deeply fulfilling? Your way of attaching to others, your attachment style, is a blueprint for how you connect in close relationships. Your attachment style is shaped by your early experiences with...

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How Do You Respond to Your Partner’s Bid for Connection?

How Do You Respond to Your Partner’s Bid for Connection?

When you are in a relationship, every interaction holds the potential to deepen connection or create distance. This is true for even the most seemingly ordinary moments with your partner—whether you ask them to go for a walk, listen to a new song, or reach out to hold...

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Charlotte, NC Location
4726 Park Road
Suite C
Charlotte, NC 28209
704-776-2464

Carefree, AZ Location
7301 East Sundance Trail
Suite B201
Carefree, AZ 85377
480-581-9435

Mailing Address for Carefree, AZ Location
100 Easy Street
PO Box #2124
Carefree, AZ 85377