Anchal Khanna, MS, LCMFT, CGT

Adult Individual Therapist | Certified Gottman Couples Therapist
Location: Rockville Office; Teletherapy
240-200-5401 ext 711
Licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and Florida

Anchal Khanna MS, LCMFT, CGT is a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist with over twenty years of experience as an individual and couples therapist, group facilitator and trainer. She works with adults of all ages from diverse backgrounds who are concerned about a range of issues including marital issues, family relationships, mood disorders, relationship difficulties, cultural adjustments and the transition to parenthood.

Her work experience as a therapist has included working in outpatient settings such as university counseling centers, private practice, and mental health agencies.  Along with working as a therapist with Sequence, she was also the Assistant Director at the counseling center of George Mason University, and currently counsels’ students at the University of Maryland Shady Grove Campus.

With warmth, humor, and consistently considerate behavior, Anchal brings many gifts to her role as a therapist. Anchal uses collaborating, empowering and solution focused conversations in assisting her clients to facilitate change and create positive movement in their lives. A native of India, Anchal has lived across the States working and attending school in various regions. Her ability to connect on a personal and therapeutic level across cultures, class, gender, and age, enriches her ability to connect and support each individual she works with.

Anchal is a Certified Gottman Therapist and has completed a highly rigorous training in couples' therapy from the Gottman Institute. She is also certified as a Gottman Educator to facilitate the Bringing Baby Home program for new and expecting parents that helps them sustain their relationship and be effective parents.

Anchal also regularly offers professional training through the Sequence Institute, in areas such as couples therapy training, incorporating mindfulness into a therapy practice and working with young adults.

In addition Anchal presents for the State Department on issues of cultural adjustments for those working internationally, and has led corporate training programs for the Sequence Institute in mindfulness meditation and wellness

When not working Anchal spends time with her husband and children, enjoying the DC area.

Education & Certifications:

  • M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy, Northern Illinois University
  • B.A. & M.A. Psychology, University of Mumbai, India
  • Certified Gottman Educator, Bringing Baby Home Program, Gottman Institute
  • Certified Gottman Couples Therapist 

Trainings, Presentations, & Workshops:

  • Women’s Therapy Group
  • Psychoeducational Group for Survivors of Sexual Assault
  • Personal Growth Therapy Group
  • Mindful Living Group
  • Mother's Mind Therapy Group



McDowell, T., Fang, S., Gomez Young, C., Khanna, A. et al (2003). Making space for racial dialogue: Our experience in a marriage and family therapy training program. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 29, 179-195.

McDowell, T., Fang, S., Brownlee, K., Gomez Young, C. & Khanna, A. (2002).Transforming an MFT program: A model for enhancing diversity. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 28, 179-192.

Khanna, A., McDowell, T., Khanna, A., Perumbilly, S. & Titus, G. (2009). Working with Asian Indian American families: A Delphi study. Journal of Systemic Therapies, 28, 52-71.


Clinical Member: American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy