“The tools the therapist provides have been extraordinary. I am so thankful for the online option because it allows us to continue to have calming guidance even when the world goes crazy like now. Even online, our therapist easily attunes to our needs (whether we know them at the time or not!) so that we forget that we’re not in a counseling office.”
– A Current Client

Interested in individual support for depression, anxiety, or addiction? Please check out our In Session Psych practice.

COVID-19 Virus Statement: We’re Here for You
We are open during this unprecedented time, providing online therapy for residents of AZ, NC, TX, & MI. We understand that uncertainty and stress can strain relationships, so we are here to help you and your family navigate this time in a way that fosters resiliency and emotional closeness. 

Free Online Relationship Courses

As a service to the community, we are also offering FREE online relationship skills courses to help individuals and couples navigate this time of stress.

Why Choose Connect Couples Therapy?


Our clinical services are grounded in decades of research and are proven to produce lasting change for the majority of clients.


You’ll leave our sessions feeling heard and understood as we tailor our services according to your unique needs, values, and goals.


We have advanced training in both Gottman Method Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy, two specialized models that help people better connect.

About Us

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 17 years, have a daughter, and a hyper little Westie named “Rocky.” We know, both personally and professionally, how overwhelming and painful communication and other challenges that emerge in intimate relationships can be. We also know the potential for change, growth, and connection that is possible in working through these challenges 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

Hanna Rose

Hanna Rose


Natasha Wippel

Natasha Wippel


Afarin Rajaei

Afarin Rajaei


H.M. Humphrey

H.M. Humphrey


Brittany Bolden

Brittany Bolden

Relationship Educator


couples therapy

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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affair recovery

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

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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The Art & Science of Love Workshop

This workshop was created by Drs. John & Julie Gottman and is run in collaboration with the Gottman Institute. During this program, participants learn how to deepen their friendship, communicate effectively, and create shared goals for their future.
Next Workshop (Online): December 5th & 6th, 2020

The workshop was probably the best thing we could have done for ourselves.


We had a breakthrough regarding our understanding of one another.


Very positive experience. Helped me open up and better communicate with my wife.


In the Media


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.

Charlotte, NC Location
4726 Park Road
Suite C
Charlotte, NC 28209

Scottsdale, AZ Location
36800 Sidewinder Rd
Suite C-28
Carefree, AZ 85331