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Our personalized counseling services are offered for adults, adolescents and children by highly skilled and licensed mental health professionals. All services qualify for out-of-network benefits through your private insurance coverage. Rates vary based upon provider, all providers accept direct payment for services from the clients as out of network providers for services that are 60 (CPT code 90837) or 45 (CPT code 90834) minutes in length, usually meeting on a weekly basis.
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Also referred to as Therapy groups, Sequence offers this form of treatment as an addition to individual therapy, or in some cases as a stand alone service. Group therapy is insurance reimbursable, and offers a more complex and relational method of therapeutic support, enhancing the growth and development of participants in important ways that lead to long lasting positive effects. Our list of current groups offered is below, please scroll down for details and please contact the facilitator listed for more information and to arrange a pre-screening if required.
- Eating Disorders
- Grief Counseling
- Parenting Support
- Assertiveness Skills
- Increasing Self Esteem
- Chronic Pain and or Illness
- Anger and Emotional Regulation
- Young Adult Issues of Transitions
- LGBTQ Related Issues including transgender issues
- Cultural Adjustments
The counselors of SEQUENCE are trained in a number of theoretical perspectives, many of which inform the ways they view a given situation or a set of symptoms. Your counselor will be happy to discuss these perspectives with you. At SEQUENCE, the most commonly applied techniques include:
Psychodynamic – This technique involves connecting past relationships and life events with similar, reoccurring issues in the present. By tracing the roots of certain roles, responses and behaviors – a deeper level of self-awareness leading to healthier, happier behaviors will emerge.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) – Patterns of thoughts become routine and may lead to unproductive and even destructive behaviors and feelings. The connection between your thoughts and your behaviors is analyzed, and new methods for thinking about your circumstances are outlined and practiced. This method of therapy is strongly augmented with the practice of mindfulness techniques designed to develop strategies for self-calming and management of personal emotions – all of which clear the way for more productive coping strategies.
Strength Based – Individuals seeking counseling are often focused only on what has been going wrong. Through the strengths based techniques, the focus is shifted to what’s going right, what strengths and abilities each individual (couple or family) possesses that they can build upon to develop their own unique and successful coping strategies
Relationship Focused- Humans exist in relationships to others. The ones from our past that shaped us, ones we are struggling with or hope to strengthen, or the relationships which are still ahead for us. The therapists of Sequence are all trained at the Level 1 of the Gottman Institutes Couples Therapy program, with those who predominately see couples trained through Level 3. Several of our Staff are certified in and offer the Prepare/Enrich program for couples. Other areas of expertise include family systems expertise, domestic and interpersonal trauma, divorce coaching, parenting dynamics, sibling relationship, workplace dynamics and team building. Our goal is to help you develop and sustain constructive and nourishing relationships.
Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and Wellness - Offered in individual sessions or incorporated into group therapy, the goal is to learn and practice mindfulness, and to then develop insight and the habit of using these methods through the moments of your daily life. This service is offered to enhance the treatment provided to clients receiving on-going therapy. Current research strongly supports mindfulness as a remarkably effective and non-invasive technique to develop the ability to regulate our own emotional state and build emotional strength and resilience.
Expressive Arts and Other Methods- Several of the therapists at Sequence are trained in offering non-traditional methods for helping individuals express themselves, develop self awareness and practice emotional regulation techniques. These may range from poetry writing, journaling, music, or drawing and painting. In some instances a therapist may "prescribe" a book, article or video to check out and discuss. At this time one member of the team offers "Sand Tray" therapy, which allows for a tactile method to integrate verbal and non-verbal expressions of self narratives.
Play Therapy-Our Silver Spring office has a dedicated "playroom" for children and youth to experience expressive and experiential forms of therapy. Our Rockville office incorporate these aspects as well with access to toys, art supplies, sandtray and more. These techniques allow for non-verbal processing of emotional states and the opportunity to learn interpersonal skills, self expression and emotional regulation in a deeper and more meaningful way.
CURRENT THERAPY GROUPS OFFERED