Group Counseling

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. 

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, and CBT. For a full list of therapy techniques, please refer to our individual therapy page.

Recurring Therapy Groups Offered


Grief and Loss "Support & Strengthen" Group For Adults
Format: This 6 session group is open to adults who are coping with grief and loss. The cause may be bereavement, the loss of a loved or significant person. The loss can also be the end of a significant relationship or a life transition that the individual is struggling to cope with. This group is not a  substitute for individual therapy but may add a powerful addition to it. The stages of grief are taught and discussed, strategies for working through loss reviewed, and mindfulness meditation introduced as a method to build acceptance.

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 3-4 times per the calendar year, based upon enrollment levels. This is a co-ed group and can include adults with a variety of personal loss experiences, which enhances the learning and support experience for all.

Facilitator: This group is led by Gabriel Chernoff, LCSW-C. A therapist with 20 years of experience working with individual adults and skilled in the treatment of anxiety and depression, and grief.

Day & Time & Location: 6 Sessions Saturday mornings. Rockville Location. May be offered as a remote teletherapy group.

Fee: 75.00 per session, Insurance Reimbursable, 6 session group


Young Women’s Group

A group for women in their 20s and 30s who are looking for a supportive space to acknowledge who they've become as they enter the complex world of young adulthood. Sessions include talk therapy and expressive arts. Themes explored will include:
  • Work
  • Relationships with friends and family
  • Dating and romantic relationships
  • Where to live... and with who, or alone?
  • Practicing self-care
  • Anxiety and depression management
  • Hopes fears and dreams for the future
Facilitator: Sumi Holman, LCSW-C. Sumi Holman is a therapist of 10+ years, she works with young adults using insight, expressive arts, and other creative means to discuss and navigate life transitions and challenges.
Day & Time & Location: Wednesdays 5:00-6:00 pm, Rockville
Fee: $75.00, Insurance Reimbursable 

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.

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.

Facilitator: Kathleen Landers, MSW, LCSW-C and Danielle Boucree MSW, LMSW.

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

Day and Time: Mondays, 5:00 - 6:00, Silver Spring

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


Parenting Well When You Are Depressed Or Anxious

Format: This 6 session group is open to parents who are coping with their own anxiety and depression and would like to learn techniques to manage and mitigate the effects of this on their children. Understanding children at different developmental stages, discussion of how anxiety or depression might impact parenting techniques, 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 6 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: 6 Sessions TBD. Rockville & Silver Spring Location. May be offered as a remote teletherapy group.

Fee: 75.00 per session, Insurance Reimbursable, 6 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 75.00 per session unless otherwise noted, payable at the time of services or in advance.