Therapists for Individuals,Couples, Families & Groups | top
Counseling and Professional Development Services
240-200-5401 ext 4
Ms. Kathleen Landers offers individual, group and couples therapy in addition to career and organizational consulting. Kathleen founded SEQUENCE in 2012, following 10 years as sole proprietor of Landers Counseling and Consulting. She is a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of experience.
As a therapist her style is warm, kind and very direct, using a combination of psychodynamic and behavioral techniques based in current theories of attachment and neuroscience. Previous clients have shared the experience that she inspires hope and models happiness, while offering a reasonable perspective that includes daily coping skills. Her goal is to help clients solve problems, work through feelings, resolve relationship challenges, overcome traumatic experiences and improve long-term happiness.
Kathleen has worked in supervisory and leadership roles throughout her career in positions including healthcare hospice management, educational system clinical director, and chairperson of Montgomery County committee allocating direct service funds for high risk/children in need.
Her education and training include a BA in Psychology from Hiram College in Ohio, and a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has extensive post graduate clinical training through the Clinical Social Work Institute and in organizational consulting through the Baltimore-Washington School of Psychoanalysis.
240-200-5401 extension 706
Gabriel Chernoff, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker providing psychotherapy at SEQUENCE to young adults, adults, couples and groups.
As a therapist, Gabriel specializes in treating young adults struggling with the transition to adulthood, and the treatment of adults of all ages struggling with anxiety, depression, grief and other life transition issues.
In addition, Gabriel has a particular interest in couples seeking to improve their communication and emotional connection, and has extensive training in the Gottman Method Couples Therapy - a research-based approach to enhance relationships. For more information, go to www.gottman.com.
Gabriel uses a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and psychodynamic techniques in his personally catered treatment approach for each individual client. As a careful and attentive listener, Gabriel creates a safe, therapeutic space for individuals or couples to allow for the most successful path to growth, development and conflicts resolution.
Gabriel earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from American University, and received his Masters of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Chicago. Over the past 15 years, Garbriel has worked extensively serving the needs of individuals in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, mental health clinics and private practice.
240-200-5401 ext. 707
Lara Gregorio works with individual adults and adolescents, as well as providing consultation and support to families and parents. She uses warmth, compassion, and humor, creating a safe and supportive space for growth and change. She has practiced in college counseling centers, inpatient and outpatient clinics, and has worked with individuals struggling with life transitions, parenting concerns, interpersonal and relationship problems, as well as individuals suffering from psychosis. Her specific areas of expertise include Eating Disorders, Substance Abuse, Parenting, Depression/Anxiety, Self-esteem, and Post-partum concerns.
She worked for 5 years for the National Eating Disorders Association, where she helped to develop standards of care based on evidence based practices for eating disorder treatment, and provided training and consultation to community groups, families, educators, and government officials. She currently serves as Chair of the Washington Society for the Study of Eating Disorders and works part-time with the research team at the Eating Disorder Research and Treatment Program at UCSD, one of the premier eating disorder research facilities in the world.
Lara additionally provides unique and flexible services to new moms, with an understanding that seeking outside support can be challenging with little ones at home. Helping women adjust to the transitions to motherhood is a key service to the health of growing families. Lara provides video and/or phone services for this population.
Lara’s professional education includes an undergraduate degree in social psychology from Emory University and a masters degree in social work from Smith College School for Social Work in 2005. She holds an LCSW license in the state of California and an LGSW license in Maryland. She receives clinical supervision in Maryland.
240-200-5401 extension 701
Daryl Ellen Gincherman has training and clinical experience working with individuals, families and groups on a wide range of challenges. She has particular interest in working with teens and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression and/or other mood disorders. Daryl Ellen enjoys working with individuals and groups on self-empowerment, self-esteem building and assertiveness training, as well as those who have experienced trauma, and she has received additional training in these areas.
Daryl Ellen deeply enjoys investing with people in their ability to grow and change. She is passionate about helping people find their voice, feel empowered, and assert themselves so they can strive to get what they want from their lives.
Creating a safe space for people to explore their true motivations and potential is fundamental to Daryl Ellen’s practice philosophy. Doing so allows people the opportunity to tap into their inner strengths and find lasting solutions, resulting in desired change. Daryl Ellen draws on people's innate abilities to make constructive change and work towards personal growth. By partnering with clients, Daryl Ellen helps them find ways to effectively advocate for themselves in order to get what they want out of life.
Daryl Ellen earned her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Additional licenses/credentials include:
- Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor (LGPC) in the state of Maryland
- National Certified Counselor (NCC) by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)
- Certificated in the Mandt System for Relationships, Communication & Conflict Resolution
- Chi Sigma Iota - Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International
Bilingual English and Farsi
240-200-5401 ext 705
Ms. Laudan Moghadam provides both individual and group counseling and therapy. She specializes in the treatment of young adults dealing with personal relationships and life transitions as well as the treatment of international clients dealing with the cultural difficulties of living in the United States. As a therapist, she uses a combination of insight oriented psychotherapy and cognitive therapy.
Her warm, accepting and supportive environment helps her clients work through their feelings, overcome unresolved issues from their past and address the underlying causes of current problems in their lives. She is an attentive listener and a compassionate and non-judgmental therapist who endeavors to build a trusting relationship with clients to collaboratively help them identify and achieve their desired goals.
Laudan has a bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from the University of Tehran, and a Master of Social Work (MSW) with specialization in Mental Health from the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. She has worked for Child and Family Services (CFSA) in Washington, DC with child victims of abuse and neglect, and for Adventist Behavioral Health.
For the past two years, Laudan has been working for the Behavioral Health Unit at Washington Adventist Hospital, and she continues this work providing care to individuals, groups and families dealing with a range of diverse emotional issues.
Bilingual English and Spanish
240-200-5401 ext 708
Margie Underwood is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with extensive experience supporting individuals, couples, and families facing challenges such as depression, anxiety, major life transitions, family-of-origin issues, relationship challenges, establishing life goals, parenting, and more. Margie is bilingual and offers all services in both English and Spanish. Margie es bilingüe y ofrece todos servicios en ambos ingles y español.
One of Margie’s priorities and strengths as a counselor is to create a safe space where her clients feel truly respected, understood, and never judged. Her strengths-based approach is influenced by her belief that everyone is capable of finding his or her own answers. Therefore, Margie sees her role as one of facilitator or guide, collaborating with her clients toward decreased stress, and increased happiness and peace. Margie utilizes components of cognitive behavioral therapy, existential therapy, and family systems therapy in her work. Her approach with couples is communication-focused, while incorporating elements of both Emotionally Focused Therapy and the Gottman Method. She works to help her clients understand the root cause of their challenges, and then empowers them to problem solve and work towards attainable solutions.
Margie earned bachelor’s degrees in both Interdisciplinary Studies (with an emphasis on Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology) and the Spanish language from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, followed by a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education at the University of Colorado at Denver. She ran a successful private practice in Denver, CO prior to her relocation to Maryland.
MBSR trained, Reiki Master, Mind-Body Therapy Practitioner
240-200-5401 ext 704
Janet Connors offers integrative psychotherapy services at SEQUENCE, and works with individuals, couples and groups to promote healing and well-being. As an integrative psychotherapist, she incorporates evidence-based mind-body relaxation therapies into her psychotherapy techniques to offer stress reduction and promote physical and emotional healing.
With more than 20 years of experience in the field, she has worked in a variety of settings including residential and foster care programs for children and adolescents, private practice settings, the George Washington University Medical Center and Columbia Dominion Hospital. In addition, Janet has extensive experience working with individuals coping with trauma and PTSD.
For the past 10 years, Janet provided counseling at the Suburban Hospital/Johns Hopkins Cancer Program to both patients and families who were facing the challenges of a cancer diagnosis. In this position, she was awarded the Pastoral Care Award for Compassionate Care, honoring the spiritual, emotional and cultural needs of patients, families and staff.
Janet is also an experienced group leader and has presented at events such as Sibley Hospital’s Breast Cancer Survivor Retreat and Sibley’s Cancer Survivor Day Event.
Janet received her Master of Social Work (MSW) from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC. She also holds a certificate from The Family Therapy Practice Center, Washington, DC, and a Reiki Master’s Degree certificate. Additional certifications include:
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) “Healing the Heart and Mind: Mindfulness for the Clinical Profession”
- Level I Cranio-Sacral Work to enhance the body's self-healing capacity
- Cancer Guides II “Cutting Edge Integrative Cancer Care” from the Center for Mind- Body Medicine
- Healing Touch Level 3
- Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Levels 1 & 2
Career Coaches and Professional Services | top
Career & Life Coach
240-200-5401 ext. 700
Becky Roth is a certified professional coach bringing a wealth of experience to her position at Sequence. She provides individual career, life and group coaching services. With over sixteen years of experience in the employee assistance, work-life and wellness field, Becky has dedicated her career to coaching individuals towards achieving success, balance and fulfillment in their lives and careers. Becky's approach to coaching is to serve as a thinking partner to individuals wanting to improve their path forward. With her goal-oriented approach, Becky can help you create and manage an individualized life or career plan.
Becky attended the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with minors in Psychology, Communications and Theatre. She received a Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland specializing in Occupational Social Work. Becky is a Licensed Graduate Social Worker in the State of Maryland, and she has earned certifications in EQ-i and EQ 360 assessments and various organizational development programs. Becky completed her Certified Professional Coach training with the College of Executive Coaching.
Becky has been an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) account manager for Adventist Healthcare and MH Net, working with individuals to maximize workplace satisfaction and performance effectiveness, leading workplace wellness programs and offering customized trainings on leadership development, managing change and team building. She currently serves as a volunteer trainer at The Women’s Center in Virginia, leading workshops on re-entering the workforce. She is a member and a community coordinator of the International Coaching Federation DC Chapter.
240-200-5401 extension 703
Diana Hodge brings to SEQUENCE her extensive business consulting expertise, communication and strategic planning skills to helping the small to mid-sized business, including the self-employed, brand and market their services. She is available for these services by phone or Skype, for either short or longer term consulting projects.
Ms. Hodge earned her undergraduate degree in business from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and her Masters in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, Los Angleles.
She is a seasoned director of business development strategies and an accomplished leader driving increased growth and profitability through high-profile product and service launches, programs and campaigns for healthcare business-to-business and business-to-consumer organizations such as Electrolux Health Care Division, Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center and Aetna.
Ms. Hodge will develop an individual plan for a start-finish marketing strategy, or work with sole-proprietors and organizations as company growth and change dictates the need for new approaches.
240-200-5401 extension 702
Samantha Magoba has worked with Sequence since 2012, and her role encompasses that of digital records oversight, technical writing projects, and assisting in our Career Services division as our primary resume writing staff.
Samantha earned her bachelor’s degrees from St. John’s College in New York, and has since worked in customer service as a medical receptionist and as a help desk support working with database implementation for Medicare/ Medicaid. In her current full time position she works as an Investor Services Associate for ICMA-RC, working with consumers as they manage their public sector retirement plans. Samantha brings her customer service skills, her attention to detail and her excellent digital editing and writing skills to her position at Sequence.
Memberships: National Resume Writers Association
Administrative Staff | top
240-200-5401 extension 6
Cindy brings to Sequence many years of administrative expertise in the business and non-profit community, and at Sequence works alongside the Director to manage daily operations of the practice. Cindy is primarily responsible for oversight of all internal and external commuincations, outreach and marketing of the practice.