Anchal Khanna, MS, LCMFT
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 for over 10 years 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 has completed the advanced level (3) of the Gottman method of couples therapy and is currently accepted into the rigorous Gottman Couples Therapist certification program. She is 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. She is also a certified Mental Health First Aid instructor. 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.
Anchal is currently licensed in Maryland and Virginia, and has a temporary Telehealth license in Florida.
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
- Level III Trained in Gottman Couples Therapy, Gottman Institute
- Mental Health First Aid Instructor, National Council for Mental Health
Trainings, Presentations, & Workshops:
- Bringing Baby Home Series
- Considering Couples Therapy
- Crisis Intervention
- Developing and Enhancing Emotional Intelligence in Children
- Suicide Prevention and Education
- Diversity Training for the United States State Department
- Crisis Intervention/Psychological Impact of Sexual Assault
- Emotional Intelligence and Leadership
- Mindfulness For Workplace Wellness
- 2020 Group Facilitator for The National Institute of Health (NIH) Office of Intramural Training and Education
- 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