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Gottman Institute's "Bringing Baby Home" Workshops for New and Expecting Parents

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Full Workshop Series
Save 100.00 when registering for the full series. If a session is missed due to emergency Sequence will offer an individual 90 minute make up session.
1 hour before event starts $600.00 $15.99
Bringing Baby Home: Single Workshop Registration
Select the date which corresponds to the workshop topic of interest.
12 hours before event starts $175.00 $5.37

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"BRINGING BABY HOME" Workshops for Couples

The state of the art program for couples, designed by nationally renowned couples experts John and Julie Gottman of the Gottman Institute, combines scientific research and public education to improve the quality of life for babies and children by strengthening their families:

"What now?" is the question most parents ask when they bring home a new baby. As exciting as the birth of a child can be, it can also be an incredibly stressful and tiring experience.  Couples find it difficult to find the time and energy to focus on each other as they deal with this "new normal."

As a new or expecting parent, you and your partner will learn how to gain relationship satisfaction and create healthy social, emotional and intellectual development for your child. The carefully designed workshops allows you to follow along with the workbook (yours to keep) while you learn about how couples cope with these changes, what to expect for each other and yourself, and how to understand and connect with your child. Activities that you and your partner do together and with the group will enhance the learning and offer more than a few chances to laugh, gain a sense of empowerment, ask questions and get emotionally prepared in remarkable ways.

  • Promote Positive Parent-Baby Interactions
  • Promote Quality Involvement for Both Parents
  • Reduce the Incidence or Severity of Postpartum Mood Disorders
  • Maintain Relationship Satisfaction After Having a Baby

Research indicates that participation in this program has long lasting positive outcomes for parents and their babies, learn more by




Saturday June 23rd 11 am - 1 pm

 This class will help you understand the psychological, physical and emotional changes that accompany parenthood; how your relationship influences your children; and identify ways to maintain the friendship in your relationship with all these new changes. Lecture and discussion format.

Includes: Workbook & copy of the PowerPoint presentation


Thursday June 28th 6-8 pm

 The stress of parenting adds an additional layer of complexity to an already busy life. This workshop will help you identify the warning signs of stress, learn about effective and ineffective ways to manage your stress, and most importantly, tools you can use to soothe your children after you have an argument. Lecture and discussion format.

Includes: Workbook & copy of the PowerPoint presentation


Saturday July 14th 11 am-1 pm

The emotional development of babies and children is critical to their overall wellbeing. It is not uncommon for parents to feel overwhelmed in satisfying the emotional needs of children. This workshop will help you in learning the five basic steps of emotional coaching that will get you to be more in tune with your children and help them develop a range of emotional experiences. Lecture, Discussion and Video.

Includes: Workbook & copy of PowerPoint presentation


Thursday July 19th 6-8 pm

Couples notice a decline in their emotional and physical intimacy and connection after having a child. This class will provide you with an opportunity to learn about what makes a relationship successful and what negatively impacts a relationship. Facilitators will also guide you through steps that will help you refuel the "magic" in your relationship, which in turn will positively impact your child and your overall parenting. Lecture and discussion format.


Kathleen Landers, MSW, LCSW-C
Individual, Couples and Group Therapist, Certified Gottman Educator and Seven Principles Leader
Kathleen Landers, MSW, LCSW-C is a licensed clinical social worker, with 30+ years experience working with children, adults and families. As the Director of Sequence she is delighted to offer programs of all types, including the Gottman based program on the impact of a newborn baby on the dynamics of the couple.
As a mother of two, and after years of helping people navigate relationships, strengthen their self worth, overcome past traumas and losses and reach their potential, it is very rewarding to be able to offer such "preventive medicine" as the BBH program.
While many supports and services can improve our lives, nothing beats the head start of being raised by adults who are in a loving relationship, and are able to weather the stress of this significant lifestyle change, so that the joys of parenthood and family can be maximized. The children, and the adults they will become, are the true winners of this great start.
Anchal KhannaMS, LCMFT

Individual, Couples and Group Therapist, Certified Gottman Educator

Anchal Khanna MS, LCMFT is a licensed clinical marriage and family therapist with over sixteen years of experience as an individual and couples therapist, group facilitator and trainer. She works with adults from diverse backgrounds who are concerned about a range of issues.

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 is also the Assistant Director of the counseling center of George Mason University.

 Anchal has completed the advanced level of the Gottman method of couples therapy. She is certified as a Gottman Educator to facilitate a program for new and expecting parents that helps them sustain their relationship and be effective parents.  She has significant experience in leading workshops on varied topics for clinicians, paraprofessionals and non-mental health groups. A mother of two girls, Anchal is delighted to offer the Gottman workshops to expecting parents and parents of toddlers!


Gabriel Chernoff, LCSW-C 

Individual, Couples and Group Therapist, Certified Gottman Educator .  Gabriel Chernoff is a skilled therapist working in the greater Washington area for over seventeen years, who enjoys working with individuals and groups, and most often can be found counseling couples. A native of Connecticut, Gabriel's training includes a Bachelors degree from American University and Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of Chicago.

Adding to the educational mix are many years of training in multiple clinical techniques, including the renowned Gottman Style of Couples Therapy. He attended the Gottman Institute in Seattle in 2013 where he received the distinction of becoming a Certified Gottman Educator of the Bringing Baby Home Program.

Himself a father of a son and daughter, Gabriel brings warmth, humor and a clear perspective on the challenges couples face with the birth of their first child. He welcomes the opportunity to guide you through this period of transition with information that will make things much smoother. This time of great change can be fortified to ensure it is a time of connection, as your couple becomes a family.



 The program is offered in 4 sessions, these can be stand-alone sessions but are best when taken together. The sessions alternate between weekend and weekday evening sessions, to best accommodate schedule considerations.


$175 per 2-hour training per couple, $600 if 4 sessions in the series purchased in advance


Kathleen Landers, LCSW-C phone: 240-200-5401 ext 4  email:

Gabriel Chernoff, LCSW-C phone: 240-200-5401 ext 706 email:

Anchal Khanna, MS, LCMFT phone: 240-200-5401 ext 711 email:

 For registration questions please contact: 240-200-5401 ext. 3, or email


NOTE: This program is offered in this setting for couples. Same-sex partners and couples adopting an infant are welcome. If you are interested in scheduling an individual training, please contact the facilitator of your choice at the numbers listed above to discuss this option. Babies and children under 1 are always welcome as well.


Parking and Accessibility  

Free parking available in the front of the building, with additional parking in the garage to the left of the driveway and before you reach Building 3204. Handicapped parking is available directly in front of the building and at the rear entrance. 


Refunds & Policies:

No refunds are offered once the event has been registered for. However, if necessary, the facilitators will make every effort to offer an individual make up session (usually 90 minutes in length) for any session missed. It is advisable that this option be used if one member of the couple is unable to attend as well. The make-up session will be scheduled as close to the original event as possible, and within 90 days.

Sequence reserves the right to cancel workshops that are undersubscribed. Registrants will be notified no later than one week prior to the cancelled training. Registrants of workshops cancelled by Sequence can request either a full refund or schedule a series of individual sessions to experience the material.

In the event of a weather-related emergency or other exigent circumstance (e.g., building power outage), Sequence reserves the right to change the workshop location and/or reschedule the workshop. Registrants will be notified immediately of any such changes.

Sequence reserves the right to change this workshop location to within 10 miles of the original location. In the event that the location is changed, participants will be notified via email or phone no later than one week prior to the scheduled date of the workshop.


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Sequence Counseling and Consulting Services
3204 Tower Oaks Boulevard
Suite 250
Rockville, MD 20852


The Sequence Institute for Learning and Education


Counseling, Wellness and Career Services


The Sequence Institute for Learning and Education is the training branch of Sequence Counseling and Consulting Services, offering counseling, career and wellness services. Our workshops, seminars and retreats are designed to promote success and development for participants across the spectrum of our services.


Sequence is a multidisciplinary group private practice offering services to individuals, couples, familes and organizations. Using evidence based knowledge and techniques, we promote healthy individuals, families and workplaces.


All services are offered both locally and nationally. In Maryland we offer counseling services in our Rockville offices, and through seminars and workshops throughout the Greater Washington area. Phone and video conferencing may be used for career services in any location, and for therapy to residents of the state of Maryland. Webinars and other online services are also frequently offered.


Please visit our website to learn more about our current programs and services, or contact our Director of Training to schedule a workshop or presentaion for your organization at 240-200-2501 ext 3 


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