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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
Like many other facets of a long-term relationship or marriage, intimacy can ebb and flow. Truth be told, roughly 40% of married couples reported experiencing some type of sexual problem ("Marriage and Family Review," 2016). While intimacy issues understandably feel...
In the world of love languages, gifts often get a bad rap. People often misunderstand and stigmatize the gifts love language, believing it to be materialistic, greedy, or shallow. Yet there is beauty and significance in the love language of gifts. Whether you identify...
Have you ever felt self-conscious about your attraction to someone other than your partner? Romantic or physical attraction towards others can be a scary topic for partners in a committed, monogamous relationship. For many, the idea of attraction to another person...
Charlotte, NC Location
4726 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28209
Carefree, AZ Location
7301 East Sundance Trail
Carefree, AZ 85377
Mailing Address for Carefree, AZ Location
100 Easy Street
PO Box #2124
Carefree, AZ 85377