Therapists for Individuals,Couples, Families & Groups | top

SEQUENCE Staff - Kathleen Landers MSW, LCSW-C
Kathleen Landers, MSW, LCSW-C
Owner & Director
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 and supporting insight and effective daily coping skills. Her goal is to help you solve problems, work through feelings, resolve relationship challenges, overcome traumatic experiences and improve your 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 and a MSW (Master of Social Work) 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.

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Gabriel Chernoff, MSW, LCSW-C providing psychotherapy to young adults, adults, couples and groups
Gabriel Chernoff, MSW, LCSW-C
Individual, Group and Couples Therapy
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 master’s degree in Social Work 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.

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Terra Bufkin, MSW, LCSW-C
Terra Bufkin, MSW, LCSW-C
Individual, Family & Group Therapy
240-200-5401 ext 707

Terra Bufkin works with older adolescents and young adults who have concerns ranging from symptoms of depression and anxiety, to ADHD, eating disorders, and a history of trauma. She helps young adults address relationship issues and interpersonal concerns, as well as help with the challenges of transitioning to adult independence in all areas of life.

Terra utilizes both cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches. Exploring past experiences and the patterns learned from these is combined with specific methods to enact change and growth. She has additional training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for those individuals coping with a history of pain and loss from which they are ready to experience healing. In her work as a therapist, Terra’s goal is for clients to feel safe and comfortable enough to trust and share so that together experiences, thoughts, and emotions can be explored.

Terra earned her bachelors degree in social work from Frostburg State University and her Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She has worked a number of organizations including regional county government services (Prince Georges County and Anne Arundel County Departments of Social Service) and most recently as a therapist for the University of Maryland Medical System Department of Psychiatry. She has previously worked in private practice in Columbia, Maryland.

Laudan Moghadam, MSW, LCSW-C
Laudan Moghadam, MSW, LCSW-C
Individual & Group Therapy
Bilingual English and Farsi
240-200-5401 ext 705

Ms. Moghadam provides individual and group therapy, specializing in the areas of young adults addressing personal relationships and life transitions, and international clients who may be dealing with difficulties of adjusting culturally to living in the United Sates. As a therapist she uses a combination of insight oriented psychotherapy and cognitive therapy.

Her goal is to provide a warm, accepting and supportive environment to help her clients work through their feelings, to overcome unresolved issues from their past and to address the underlying causes of current problems in their lives. Laudan accomplishes this by bringing insight to her therapy work, teaching coping skills and helping improve the overall quality of life. She is an attentive listener, a compassionate and non-judgmental therapist who endeavors to build a trusting relationship with clients in order to collaboratively identify goals and work towards reaching them.

Laudan has a BA in Fine Arts from the University of Tehran, and a Master's degree in Social Work with specialization in Mental Health from the University of Maryland. She has worked for Child and Family Services (CFSA) in DC with child victims of abuse and neglect, and at Adventist Behavioral Health. For the past two years she has, and continues to, work for the Behavioral Health Unit at Washington Adventist Hospital, providing care though individual, group and family work for adults dealing with a range of diverse emotional issues.

Margie Underwood, MA, LCPC
Individual, Couples', Group & Family Therapy
Bilingual English and Spanish
240-200-5401 ext 708

Margie Underwood is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor providing individual, couples', and family counseling. Margie has extensive experience supporting individuals, couples, and families facing challenges such as depression and anxiety, major life transitions, relationship challenges, setting and achieving life goals, parenting, and more.

 Margie supports her clients in gaining insight into the roots of their challenges, and then helps empower them to progress towards their goals. The belief that each of us is capable of finding solutions to our own problems influences her strengths based approach, so she sees her role as one of a guide or facilitator. Tailoring her approach to the unique needs and personalities of her clients, Margie utilizes components of cognitive behavioral therapy, existential therapy, and developmental theory. One of her passions when counseling is to create a safe space where her clients feel truly respected, understood, and never judged.

Margie earned a bachelors’ degree in both Interdisciplinary Studies (Emphasis in Psychology, Social work and Sociology) and Spanish from Miami University in Ohio, followed by a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology and Counselor Education at the University of Colorado at Denver. She utilizes both the Gottman Institute’s methods and Emotionally Focused Therapy in her work with couples. Her techniques when working with anxiety and depression include M.E. Copeland’s Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). She has worked with individuals and families in a number of settings, and has maintained a private practice in Denver prior to relocating to Maryland.

Psychiatrist | top

Dr. Stacy Woods board certified psychiatrist providing medication management
Stacy Woods, MD
General Adult Psychiatry
240-200-5401 extension 701

Dr. Stacy Woods is a board certified psychiatrist providing medication management to adults at SEQUENCE. 

Dr. Woods specializes in the treatment of a spectrum of mental health disorders including depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, substance abuse, eating disorders, mood disorders and gender identity disorders in a very diverse population.

As a very knowledgeable psychiatrist who incorporates current medical research and information into her treatment approach, Dr. Woods is warm, genuine and very respectful of the patients she treats. She is willing to discuss options, past medication success and concerns, as well as medication and health interactions. She is attuned and responsive to the interpersonal issues impacting her patients' lives which may interact with the efficacy of medications as a form of treatment. In addition, Dr. Woods is collaborative with other treating mental health professionals, and welcomes referrals from providers in the community.

Dr. Woods earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland College Park and completed her medical training and residency at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Dr. Woods has been working in private practice at the University of Maryland College Park for over 10 years, and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association.

Career Coaches and Professional Services | top

Becky Roth, MSW, LGSW, CPC
Becky Roth, MSW, LGSW, CPC
Director of Career Services
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.

Julie Neill, MS
Julie Neill, MS
Career Coach
240-200-5401 ext. 704

Julie Neill is an award-winning career counselor with a diverse background including over 13 years of experience working in higher education, government and the nonprofit sector in the US and overseas.  Julie is passionate about helping people identify their strengths and find meaningful work that draws upon those strengths. She is known for her high energy, creativity and honest approach as well as her ability to build rapport quickly with a wide range of clients from different cultural backgrounds.

Julie began her career in the UK working for the world's largest humanitarian aid network and later had the unique opportunity to document lessons learned and oral history for the American Red Cross's September 11th Recovery Program. She earned a bachelor's degree in history from Barnard College and a master's degree in Development Studies from the University of London's School of Oriental & African Studies.  

Julie’s work with undergraduate and graduate students is extensive. She has worked as the Assistant Director in the Center for Career Development at Gettysburg College, and as an Associate Director of Corporate Relations at American University’s Kogod School of Business. Currently Julie serves as an Associate Director of Career Services at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) where she provides career advising for mid-career and entry level professionals.  She is MBTI certified and has received career development facilitator training from the National Career Development Association.  Julie was awarded a Fulbright to Germany in 2010, and her work has been recognized by the National Association of Colleges & Employers for innovation in career services.

SEQUENCE Staff - Diana Hodge
Diana Hodge, MBA
Business Marketing and Coaching
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. She later earned her Masters in Business Administration with a focus on marketing from the University of Southern California. Over the span of her career she has worked as a marketing and communications expert in the private sector, working in large consumer goods organizatiosn (James Hardie, Electrolux) healthcare (Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center, Aetna) as well as mid-sized management and marketing companies.

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.

Claire Stuebe, MA, LCPC, NCC
Claire Stuebe, MA, LCPC, NCC
Resume and Career Services
240-200-5401 extension 702

Claire Stuebe is a trained professional resume writer who provides career coaching and personalized resume writing services to the clients of SEQUENCE. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Duke University, and her master’s in counseling psychology from Adams State College in Colorado.

Ms. Stuebe has worked as a counselor in a college setting and in private practice, and as a career counselor at a college career center. Ms. Stuebe has also worked in a large behavioral healthcare organization as a care manager. She has worked as an evaluator for the University of Colorado and private industry positions such as Cabela’s and Sports Endeavors.

This variety and range of professional experiences over the course of her career provides Ms. Stuebe with a clear understanding of the demands and expectations of the workplace and the keys to a successful job search. Her attention to detail and ability to draw out the specifics of experience and success and incorporate those into a well crafted resume with a supporting cover letter is her standard service. This is augmented as needed by other career based services such as coaching around such topics as workplace reentry or career change strategies.

Administrative Staff | top

Samantha Magoba
Samantha Magoba
Evening Office Manager
Reception & Electronic Health Records
240-200-5401 extension 5

As the primary administrator of our electronic health records system, PIMSY, Samantha brings to SEQUENCE her extensive experience managing records systems and providing patient support in health care settings.

Cindy Keppler
Cindy Keppler
Daytime Office Manager
Reception & Billing and Accounts Management
240-200-5401 extension 6

Cindy brings to Sequence many years of administrative expertise in the business and non-profit community, and at Sequence is responsible for oversight of our billing and accounting systems, along with customer service and reception for our clients.