Meet Our Professional Staff
Counseling and Professional Development Services
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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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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.
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Ms. Claire Blatt provides both individual mental health counseling and individual and group career counseling at SEQUENCE, and is the designer and workshop leader of our Career Starters program for new graduates entering the workforce.
In addition, Claire provides the administration and interpretation of the Myers Briggs Type Inventory as part of Sequence's career services. Myers Briggs is a well researched and frequently used tool to enhance self awareness and promote effective personal and professional roles. For more information, go to www.meyersbriggs.org.
As a therapist, Claire is a careful and thoughtful listener who creates a safe, non-judgmental environment that fosters growth and personal development. She uses a strengths based approach, helping her clients build their own best coping skills, find their voice and regulate their emotions more effectively. Claire also assumes the strength based perspective in her career services, helping individuals develop and plan methods to be more successful in the workplace setting.
Claire earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Gettysburg College and master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from George Washington University. She worked as a counselor with the George Washington University Counseling Services Center and as a crisis intervention counselor with the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN). In addition, Claire received training in the adult psychotherapy certificate program at the Washington School of Psychiatry, and in grant oversight, program operations, individual and group career counseling from the Georgetown University Career Education Center.
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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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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.
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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.
Reception & Electronic Health Records
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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
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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.