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

LCMHC

H.M. Humphrey

H.M. Humphrey

LCMHC

Kelsee White

Kelsee White

LMFT

Brittany Bolden

Brittany Bolden

LMFT-A

Services 

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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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) & Free 1-Hour Relationship Classes Online on a variety of relationship topics.

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.

2021 Professional Lecture Series

We host trainings with cutting-edge clinicians and researchers for therapists who want to improve the services they provide couples. Past presenters have included Andrew Christensen (ICBT), George Faller (EFT), Alex Vax (Deliberate Practice), Bob Navarro (Gottman Method with Couples in Recovery), & Dan Wile (Collaborative Couples Therapy). 

Internal Family Systems Applied to Couples

This three-hour workshop with Robin Warsh, LICSW will cover Internal Family Systems (IFS) and its application to couples using the innovative Intimacy From the Inside Out (IFIO) model. Clinicians will be introduced to a road map for effective couples work, including how to: best track interactional sequences, foster courageous communication, and facilitate individual work in the presence of the other.
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In the Media

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.

3 things to consider when looking for trauma therapy

3 things to consider when looking for trauma therapy

Trauma is something that every person experiences in some shape or form at some point in life. Mental health professionals refer to “big T” and “little t” trauma, alluding to the effects that a person experiences as a result of a distressing or overpowering...

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Your Kids Are off to College, Now What?

Your Kids Are off to College, Now What?

It’s impossible to log on to your social media accounts and not see a parent’s about their child’s first day of school – backpack strapped to their kid’s back, hair neatly combed, and a wide grin plastered on their face. For many families, this is just the beginning,...

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

Carefree, AZ Location
36800 Sidewinder Rd
Suite C-28
Carefree, AZ 85377
480-581-9435

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