Group Counseling

Recognizing that being in the presence of others is vital to learning and growth, Sequence offers both traditional therapy groups and support groups. The distinguishing factor is the degree of focus on mental health issues, the background of the facilitator, and the coverage of fees by a health insurance provider. Sequence offers group therapy 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. Sequence also at times offers "support groups" which may be led by a member of our professional life coaching team and focus on issues such as stress management, wellness, career or other specific areas of concern,

Our list of current groups offered is below. Please scroll down for details. 

To register for a group call 240-200-5401 ext 3, or email to info@sequenceservices.com and the group facilitator will reply

Counseling Techniques

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, art therapy, CBT, mindfulness, strength's based and action learning models. For a full list of therapy techniques, please refer to our individual therapy page.


Support Groups


4 Week Support Group "Leading Through Crisis"

Being a leader always brings its challenges – but what we are currently going through is like nothing any leader has ever seen before. Threats to health, economic upheaval, cultural shifts and multiple perspectives, how can you chart a safe course through the storm?

In addition to our own worries for our families, ourselves and the world, leaders must also worry about our businesses, our employees and our clients. We must plan for the future while addressing the present, and we must create a zone where others can continue to function well.

How do we set priorities? How do we balance the magnitude of all these stressors? How do we stay calm and grounded, and lead by example? How do we avoid "decision fatigue" and replenish our ability to be creative and aware of possibilities. How do we make tough choices and follow our intuition in such uncharted waters?

In just one hour a week, we will share some essential information to help you understand how humans deal with crisis situations, how to stay well under immense stress and pressure, and how to turn crisis into opportunity with courage and grace.

There will be discussion, interactive exercises and mutual encouragement. You will leave each session with homework to practice, and useful tools to use.

Give yourself the gift of the support you deserve through these challenging times!!!

When: Four week support groups meets online Fridays at noon.

All participants will receive an email like to log in to Zoom in advance of the weekly meeting.

Fee: 50.00 per session

Contact: Pascale Brady, PCC, CPCC, MBA. 240-200-5401 ext 703, pbrady@sequenceservices.com

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4 Week Support Group "Holding It Together When Things Are Falling Apart"

Give yourself the gift of extreme support by joining this four-week Support Group in which we will learn, support, and encourage each other to better navigate the various challenges facing us.

In just one hour a week, we will share some essential information to help you understand what’s going on with ourselves, and we will do a lot of sharing, interactive exercises and mutual encouragement. You will leave each session with homework to practice, and useful tools to use.

Give yourself the gift of the support you deserve through these challenging times!!!

Join professional and life coach Pascale Brady, PCC, CPCC, MBA has she sets a path of wellness and stability, and join with others, as together we are stronger.

Fee: 25.00 per session.

When: This is an online event and a log-in will be sent prior to each meeting.

Contact: Pascale Brady at 240-200-5401 ext 703 or pbrady@sequenceservices.com

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Therapy Groups


Wind of Change: Men's Divorce Support Therapy Group

This 8 week group is led by a skilled therapist who has worked with adults navigating life transitions, grief and loss and relationship changes for 2 decades. This is a men's only space to process the stages of divorce, provide and receive support, discuss topics like parenting challenges, forming new relationships, overcoming anger and disappointment and ultimately moving forward as an emotionally wiser and stronger man. If interested in the group please reach out to discuss if the fit is right for you and when the next session begins.

When: Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30PM

Fee: $70-$80.

Contact: Gabriel Chernoff LCSW-C, at 240-200-5401 Ext 712 OR gchernoff@sequenceservices.com


Grief Therapy Group

This group is offered to support and promote healing for grieving adults who have lost a significant other, be it a family member, parent, spouse or friend. Stages of grief and mindfulness techniques will be applied to help manage emotional pain and connect to the present. This is an open group, and participants are asked to contact me before attending to ensure that this will be an appropriate and comfortable setting. This group is not intended to offer therapy to persons who have lost a minor child, but referrals for such services will be offered as requested.

When: Saturdays, 9:30-10:30AM

Fee: $70-$80

Contact: Gabriel Chernoff LCSW-C, at 240-200-5401 Ext 712 OR gchernoff@sequenceservices.com


PeaceWomen

Healing Space: Women's Trauma Recovery Group
This ten week group meets on a weekday evenings, and serves a place to give and receive support while processing and healing from traumatic events and experiences. If you have suffered in childhood or as an adult; from abuse, violence, injury or other traumatic experience, you are welcome This group offers education around the ways in which trauma effects our mind, body and soul, explores the stages of healing and offers work on healing through art, movement, mindfulness, readings, journaling and the shared experience.  Participants are pre-screened and may be referred to individual therapy prior to starting the group therapy. Participants may attend subsequent groups as desired.
 
When: Thursdays 7:00pm-8:30pm
Fee: $75.00 per session
 
Contact: Marissa Keilson LCSW-C
240-200-5401 Ext 704

Seasons of Change: A Separation & Divorce Group for Women

This 8-week group is intended for women who are coping with the life transition experienced as they separate from a spouse or long term partner.

Offered at two times and locations ( please select the one best suited to your schedule), babysitting may be offered for the evening session if 2 or more participants are in need of this service, for children 3 years and older.

This group creates a safe and accepting environment where members can offer support and guidance to one another at whatever point along this journey they may be. Individual situations will certainly differ, but the need for community and a safe place to express emotions and develop coping skills is universal to anyone experiencing the life transition that comes with the end of the relationship. Grief and loss, anger and betrayal, guilt and worry, all of these emotions can become overwhelming, and this group provides the space to express and move through these emotions to a place of security, confidence, and hope for the future.

Topics include grief and loss, transitions, family relationships, parenting/co-parenting struggles, and lifestyle changes.

Members are pre-screened by the group facilitators. A consultation prior to beginning the group will be scheduled.

Facilitators: Danielle Boucree MSW, LMSW (Silver Spring) and Daryl Ellen Gincherman MA, LCPC ( Rockville)

This group may be offered through remote telehealth.  Please check for current dates.

Day and Time: 

Silver Spring: Mondays: 5:30-6:30 

Rockville: Thursdays: 12:00-1:00 

Fee: $75.00 per session, Insurance Reimbursable, 8 sessions


Parenting with Purpose: Raising Emotionally Wise Children

Format: Therapy group for parents who wish to better understand their children (of all ages) and how to best respond to them so that everyone grows kinder and better able to navigate the world of emotions. This group includes using resources from child development experts, format is supportive and with shared experiences welcome.Parents with depression or anxiety are welcome.Parents will learn techniques to manage and mitigate the effects of this on their children. Understanding children at different developmental stages and ways to ensure we are able to be present and healthy in our parenting roles will be discussed. Participants will be offered homework and healthy practices to promote optimal learning.
Membership: Limited to 5 participants, and a pre-screening phone call is required to ensure the group is a good fit. This group is offered 3 times per the calendar year, based upon enrollment levels. This is a co-ed group and can include parents of children of different ages, which enhances the learning experience for all. 
Facilitator: This group is led by Kathleen Landers, LCSW-C. A therapist with 30 years of experience working with children and their parents and skilled in the treatment of anxiety and depression, Kathleen offers information, techniques, and a safe place to practice and consider new ways of coping and interacting in the role of parent. 

Day & Time & Location: NOW ONLINE  Tuesday evenings 7-8

Fee: 75.00 per session, Insurance Reimbursable, 8 session group.


Women's Therapy Group

Format: This group combines traditional talk and insight-oriented group therapy with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) based skills practice for emotional attunement and self-regulation, along with mindfulness-based exercises to promote a strong sense of self and gain perspective on life's ups and downs. Participants will be able to connect with each other on a variety of important topics such as mind, body, health, family, and romantic relations: past, present, and future.

Membership: This is an on-going group, and membership requires a pre-screening session which will include discussion of the commitment to be a member of a group, how groups norms are established and maintained and the method for terminating from the group in healthy and constructive ways for all.

Facilitator: TBD

Day & Time: Wednesday afternoon 1:00-2:00 pm, Rockville

Fee:$75.00 per session, Insurance Reimbursable

 

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Fees

All group therapy services qualify for out-of-network benefits through your private insurance coverage. Fees are generally between 50-75.00 per session unless otherwise noted, payable at the time of services or in advance.

Support groups may vary in fees but are generally lower at 25-30.00 per session, payable at the time of service or in advance.