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
Terra Bufkin works with older adolescents and young adults who have concerns ranging from symptoms of depression and anxiety, ADHD, eating disorders, or a history of trauma. She helps young adults address relationship issues and interpersonal concerns, including the challenges of transitioning to adult independence in all areas of life.
Terra utilizes both cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches. She explores learned patterns of behavior from clients' past experiences and implements these with specific methods to enact change and growth. She has additional training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for individuals coping with a history of pain and loss from which they are ready to experience healing. As a therapist, Terra’s goal is to create a safe and comfortable environment to allow clients to trust and share their experiences, thoughts, and emotions.
Terra earned her bachelor's degree in social work from Frostburg State University and her Masters of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. She has worked for 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 also worked in private practice in Columbia, Maryland.
Eating Disorders Network
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
Psychiatrist | top
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
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
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
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.
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.