Leah Koenig, MA, LMHC
Parent Coach ~ Family Therapist

Bellevue Family Counseling, LLC
1601 116th Ave NE, Ste. 102
Bellevue, WA  98004
425-417-5902
Jenna Genzale
Child & Family Therapist




Click here for Marriage Counseling or counseling for anxiety, depression or PTSD

Jenna Genzale, LMFT, CDP, CMHS

WA Licenses LF60194307, CP60348877

To schedule with Jenna call 206-491-8818 or email her here.

Background

From a young age, I knew that my passion was helping children and being a safe and supportive person for them through difficult times. I did not know exactly what that looked like. Would I be a school teacher or a school counselor? Would I open a day care? While getting my Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at Seattle University, I had a Family Studies class and quickly realized that in order to help children, I need to help their entire family.

I went on to pursue my Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. During my internship experience, I developed a growing passion for helping youth who have experienced trauma. I was trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and helped clients learn skills to empower themselves in taking control over their trauma instead of the other way around.

Since completing my Master's Degree in 2008, I have continued to work with youth in King County, specializing in trauma, anxiety, depression, and attachment. In 2010, I was trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and began helping to facilitate a deeper bond between a parents and their young children, while coaching parents on managing difficult behaviors. I have witnessed this type of treatment transform parent-child relationships from a child sitting across the table and barely talking to sitting in the parent's lap full of laughter! Throughout my practice, I have worked with a high amount of teenage girls who struggle with regulating their emotions while navigating life as a teenager. I developed a therapy group on Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), which has become extremely successful and shown proven results in helping these girls reduce their anxiety, depression, and self-harming behaviors.

As my practice has grown, I have encountered more and more teens (and adults) who experience co-occurring disorders. They self-medicate their depression or anxiety with drugs or alcohol. I realized I was struggling to connect with them because my skills were lacking in fully understanding their substance use. In 2013, I became a Chemical Dependency Professional and feel better equipped with helping people with both mental illness and substance use concerns.

 I also enjoy helping students and those newer in the profession in finding their passions. In 2013, I became a Washington State Approved Supervisor.  I look forward to working with you, your child, and your family!

 "One day when a seven year old client came to me and said, "Jenna, I didn't have a nightmare last night because I practiced what you taught me," I realized this is what I am meant to do."                                                                                                                    - Jenna
 

Education

  • Washington State Approved Supervisor, 2013

  • Dialectic Behavior Therapy - Cathy Moonshine, Ph.D - Seattle, WA, 2011

  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy - King Co Sexual Assault Resource Center - Renton, WA, 2010

  • Mental Health Professional (MHP), 2010

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy - Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress – Seattle, WA 2009

  • Child Mental Health Specialist (CMHS), 2009

  • Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy - Pacific Lutheran University - Tacoma, WA, 2008

  • Bachelor's Degree in Psychology - Magna Cum Laude - Seattle University - Seattle, WA, 2005

Licenses & Affiliations

    Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - LF 60194307
    Chemical Dependency Professional - CP 60348877
    American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy - Clinical Member 

  
I adhere to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy's Code of Ethics