Individual & Group Counseling

Could therapy help you?

Here is what a former client shared:

"Things for me are falling into place and am doing very well.  Kids are in a great place, work is busy but not too crazy, and I am in a relationship with the most amazing man who truly gets me.  And the kids love him.  Who knew life could be this happy?  Not perfect, but happy :-)
 
I am writing because I have a friend who I just gave your information to.  She really needs a good therapist so naturally I thought of you.  I hope she calls and is able to start the healing process.  
 
Thank you for helping me get my life back on track.  I haven't felt this unencumbered in over 25 years.  :-)"  -SG, Bethesda

 

Individual Counseling

Our personalized counseling services are offered by highly skilled and licensed mental health professionals. All services qualify for out-of-network benefits through your private insurance coverage. Rates vary based upon provider, all providers accept direct payment for services from the clients as out of network providers for services that are 60 (CPT code 90837) or 45 (CPT code 90834) minutes in length, usually meeting on a weekly basis.

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Group Counseling

Also referred to as Therapy groups, Sequence offers this form of treatment as an addition to individual therapy, or in some cases as a stand alone service. Group therapy is insurance reimbursable, and offers a more complex and relational method of therapeutic support, enhancing the growth and development of participants in important ways that lead to long lasting positive effects. Our list of current groups offered is below, please scroll down for details and please contact the facilitator listed for more information and to arrange a pre-screening if required.

CONDITIONS TREATED

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief Counseling
  • Parenting Support
  • Assertiveness Skills
  • Increasing Self Esteem
  • Chronic Pain and or Illness
  • OCD
  • Anger and Emotional
  • Regulation
  • Young Adult Issues of Transitions
  • LGBT Related Issues
  • Cultural Adjustments

 

COUNSELING TECHNIQUES

The counselors of SEQUENCE are trained in a number of theoretical perspectives, many of which inform the ways they view a given situation or a set of symptoms. Your counselor will be happy to discuss these perspectives with you. At SEQUENCE, the most commonly applied techniques include:

PsychodynamicThis technique involves connecting past relationships and life events with similar, reoccurring issues in the present. By tracing the roots of certain roles, responses and behaviors – a deeper level of self-awareness leading to healthier, happier behaviors will emerge.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Patterns of thoughts become routine and may lead to unproductive and even destructive behaviors and feelings. The connection between your thoughts and your behaviors is analyzed, and new methods for thinking about your circumstances are outlined and practiced. This method of therapy is strongly augmented with the practice of mindfulness techniques designed to develop strategies for self-calming and management of personal emotions – all of which clear the way for more productive coping strategies.

Strength BasedIndividuals seeking counseling are often focused only on what has been going wrong. Through the strengths based techniques, the focus is shifted to what’s going right, what strengths and abilities each individual (couple or family) possesses that they can build upon to develop their own unique and successful coping strategies

Relationship Focused- Humans exist in relationships to others. The ones from our past that shaped us, ones we are struggling with or hope to strengthen, or the relationships which are still ahead for us. The therapists of Sequence are all trained at the Level 1 of the Gottman Institutes Couples Therapy program, with those who predominately see couples trained through Level 3. Several of our Staff are certified in and offer the Prepare/Enrich program for couples. Other areas of expertise include family systems expertise, domestic and interpersonal trauma, divorce coaching, parenting dynamics, sibling relationship, workplace dynamics and team building. Our goal is to help you develop and sustain constructive and nourishing relationships.

Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and WellnessOffered in individual sessions or incorporated into group therapy, the goal is to learn and practice mindfulness, and to then develop insight and the habit of using these methods through the moments of your daily life.  This service is offered to enhance the treatment provided to clients receiving on-going therapy. Current research strongly supports mindfulness as a remarkably effective and non-invasive technique to develop the ability to regulate our own emotional state and build emotional strength and resilience.

Expressive Arts and Other Methods- Several of the therapists at Sequence are trained in offering non-traditional methods for helping individuals express themselves, develop self awareness and practice emotional regulation techniques. These may range from poetry writing, journaling, music, or drawing and painting. In some instances a therapist may "prescribe" a book, article or video to check out and discuss. At this time one member of the team offers "Sand Tray" therapy, which allows for a tactile method to integrate verbal and non-verbal expressions of self narratives.

 

 

CURRENT THERAPY GROUPS OFFERED

 

Parenting Well When You Are Depressed Or Anxious

Format: This 6 session group is open to parents who are coping with their own anxiety and depression and would like to learn techniques to manage and mitigate the effects of this on their children. Understanding children at different developmental stages, discussion of how anxiety or depression might impact or parenting techniques, and ways ensure we are able to be present and healthy in our parenting roles will be discussed. Participants will be offered homework and healthy practices to promote optimal learning.

Membership: is limited to 6 participants, and a pre-screening phone call is required to ensure the group is a good fit. This group is offered 3 times per calendar year, based upon enrollment levels. This is a co-ed group, and can include parents of children of different ages, which enhances the learning experience for all.

Facilitator: This group is led by Kathleen Landers, LCSW-C. A therapist with 30 years of experience working with children and their parents and skilled in the treatment of anxiety and depression, Kathleen offers information, techniques and a safe place to practice and consider news ways of coping and interacting in the role of parent.

Day & Time:
6 Sessions TBD
Fee:
75.00 per session, 6 session group.
Facilitators:
Kathleen Landers, LCSW-C
Contact:
Women's Therapy Group

 

Format: This group combines traditional talk and insight oriented group therapy with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) based skills practice for emotional attunement and self regulation, along with mindfulness based exercises to promote a strong sense of self and gain perspective on lifes ups and downs. Participants will be able to connect with each other on a variety of important topics such as mind, body, health, family and romantic relations: past, present and future.

 

Membership: This is an on-going group, and membership requires a prescreening session which will includes discussion of the commitment to be a member of a group, how groups norms are established and maintained,  and the method for terminating from the group in healthy and constructive ways for all.

 

Facilitator: Group will be co-led by Kathleen Landers, LCSW-C and Daryl Gincherman, LCPC. Co-led groups allow for deeper processing and skill building. Each therapist works extensively with individuals at Sequence and has led previous groups at Sequence and elsewhere.

 

 

 

Day & Time:
Tuesday evenings 5:30-6:30
Fee:
$75.00 per session, Insurance Reimbursable, Free Parking
Facilitators:
Daryl Ellen Gincherman, LCPC, Kathleen Landers, LCSW-C
Grief Therapy Group

This group is for adults who have lost someone dear to them, and who are finding the grieving process to be complex. They may be having difficulty on their own moving forward towards healing. The group process allows individuals to share pain in a safe and accepting place. Members strengthen their own coping mechanisms using the stages of grief lens to understand their own process, while employing such techniques as mindfulness to provide emotional regulation. The goal of the group is to preserve the love and commitment to the individual who is gone, while engaging in a life that has moments of peace and joy.

Membership: This group is offered weekly, members are welcome to join the group following a pre-screening with the facilitator. If membership in this group is not an appropriate fit, referrals to other services will be made. 

Facilitator: This group is led by Gabriel Chernoff, a skilled therapist with 18 years’ experience. Gabriel models warmth and direct communication, and is comfortable being with individuals in pain and respecting the full range of their feelings and experiences. His goal is to guide you safely towards emotional healing. 

 

 

Day & Time:
Saturday mornings 9-10am
Fee:
$75.00 per session, Insurance reimbursable
Facilitators:
Gabriel Chernoff, LCSW-C
Contact:
240-200-5401 ext. 706 gchernoff@sequenceservices.com
Seasons of Change: A Separation & Divorce Group for Women

This 8 week group is intended for women who are coping with the life transition experienced as they separate from a spouse or long term partner.

This group creates a safe and accepting environment where members can offer support and guidance to one another at whatever point along this journey they may be. Individual situations will certainly differ, but the need for community and a safe place to express emotions and develop coping skills is universal to anyone experiencing the life transition that comes with the end of the relationship. Grief and loss, anger and betrayal, guilt and worry, all of these emotions can become overwhelming, and this group provides the space to express and move through these emotions to a place of security, confidence and hope for the future.

Topics include grief and loss, transitions, family relationships, parenting/co-parenting struggles and lifestyle changes.

Members are pre-screened by the group facilitator. A consultation prior to beginning the group will be scheduled.

 

This group is facilitated by Anchal Khanna LCMFT. Anchal is a skilled individual, couples and group therapist. She offers warmth, compassion and a strong work history of helping women in complex transitions move forward successfully, with a  special interest in assisting women through the divorce transition.

 

Session dates: TBD, Please contact the facilitator for more information when the next group is forming

NOTE:NEW GROUP FORMING FALL OF 2018

 

Day & Time:
Mondays, 12:30-1:30
Fee:
$75.00 per session, Insurance Reimbursable, Free Parking
Facilitators:
Anchal Khanna, LCMFT
Contact:
240-200-5401 ext. 711 akhanna@sequenceservices.com