Gabriel Chernoff, MSW, LCSW-C

Gabriel Chernoff, MSW, LCSW-C

Assistant Clinical Director Tower Oaks Location
Individual, Family, Group and Couples Therapy
Adults & Adolescents
Location: Tower Oaks Professional Park, Rockville
240-200-5401 extension 706

Gabriel Chernoff, LCSW-C, is a licensed clinical social worker providing psychotherapy at SEQUENCE to  adults, adolescents, couples and groups. He also works with families.

Gabriel specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, grief and other life transition issues. He works with individuals and couples around issues of relationships and how to effectively communicate and connect.

His warmth and gentle humor create a comfortable space for individuals and couples to explore what is and is not working, while developing tools and strategies for constructive change.

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 on this style of therapy, go to Gabriel works with couples dealing with parenting and financial conflicts, infidelity, and those who may be considering separation or divorce.

Expanding upon his interest in couples and parenting, Gabriel earned certification as a Gottman Educator, training in Seattle and authorized to present the Bringing Baby Home program for new and expectant parents. This program to assists in enhancing and strengthening relationships while navigating the complex issues that occur during early parenthood. This program is offered through workshop presentations and can be incorporated into individual and couples treatment. Understanding parent-child dynamics has aided in his work not only with couples, but with families and individuals navigating past and current family relationships.

Gabriel has worked extensively with adolescents in middle through high school. Gabriel really enjoys helping teens work on communication with family, healthy expression of emotions, as the acquire a deeper and maturing understanding of themselves. He teaches self regulation, organization and prioritizing, and coping techniques for dealing with the challenges of fitting in, friendships, social expectations as well as school pressures. 

Other complex life transitions are areas of expertise for Gabriel, an example of which is the experience of grief and loss. This multi-layered mourning process of loss and life adjustment can for some seem impenetrable and unending. Gabriel assists individuals in understanding, accepting and moving through this process to a healthy and calm and purposeful place. 

Gabriel uses a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and Psychodynamic techniques in his personally tailored treatment approach for each client. He also uses state of the art mindfulness tools and guidance to enhance the coping strategies of those he works with. 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 conflict resolution.

Over the past 17 years Gabriel has worked extensively in a variety of settings, including schools, mental health clinics and private practice. As a male therapist Gabriel brings a unique perspective to the issues faced by individuals and couples.

Gabriel enjoys spending time with friends and family, and is the proud father of two. He frequently travels to his home state of New Hampshire, and in his free time can be found playing basketball.


  • BA Psychology, American University, Washington DC
  • Masters in Social Work, University of Chigago, Illinois

 Memberships and Certifications

  • Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work
  • Certified Gottman Educator
  • Gottman Level II Couples Therapist
  • Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator
  • Board Approved Clinical Supervisor for State of Maryland Licensure Requirements

Groups Led: 

  • Men's Therapy Group
  • New Fathers Group "Super Hero Dads" 
  • Grief Therapy Group
  • Gottman "Bringing Baby Home" program for couples experiencing the transition to parenthood
  • Walter Johnson High School 2017 Health and Wellness Summit: Stress Management For Adolescents