About Leah Koenig, Parent Coach, Child and Family Therapist, Bellevue, Kirkland, Redmond

Leah Koenig, MA, LMHC
Parent Coach ~ Family Therapist

Bellevue Family Counseling, LLC
1601 116th Ave NE, Ste. 102
Bellevue, WA  98004
425-417-5902
Leah Koenig
Parent Coach
Child Therapist.





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Leah Koenig, MA, LMHC

PCI Certified Parent Coach®
WA LMHC #LH60419658

BackgroundLeah Koenig

In 1988, rather suddenly and expectedly, I discovered my passion.  I found myself observing in a little Montessori elementary school in Washington D.C. and like a bolt of lightening out of nowhere, I knew.  My path, my calling was to be an elementary teacher.  For twenty years I have followed that path with the same passion.  It is with huge thanks to all the parents who have allowed me a chance to be part of their lives, their children lives through this early education.

Twenty years experience with children and continuing education on child development does not go unnoticed in the parent community.  More and more parents started to ask questions, ask for support not only on educational matters but on child rearing.  It was becoming obvious that a new path was emerging. 

I decided to do this right and ensure I was not only taking this path from a place derived from personal experience alone but also firmly rooted in a deeper understanding of psychology and coaching.  I balanced raising my son with completing a Master of Arts in Behavioral Science and an internship as a therapist in community mental health.  Besides ensuring I am qualified to be a therapist I decided that parents don’t always need family therapy or couples therapy, sometimes the difference between misery and happiness is just a small change.  I decided to round my training out by obtaining Parent Coaching Certification with master’s level courses at the Parent Coaching Institute.  

"My passion is working with children and their parents and seeing them grow and flourish together.  In this career I am able to guide struggling parents toward better methods and  routines and help them find that place of enjoying their children in full."     

 - Leah                         

EducationPCI Certified Parent Coach

  • Advanced Follow up Workshop, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Portland, OR 2017

  • Advanced Workshop, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Lago di Garda, Italy 2017

  • Sandtray Play Therapy with Teens and Adults, Dottie Higgins-Klein, LMFT, RPT-S, AAMT SPV, 2016

  • Intensive Workshop, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Seattle, WA 2016

  • Too Cool Too Play: Creative Interventions Training for Adolescents by Scott Riviere MS, LPC, RPT-S, 2013

  • Intensive Play Therapy Training by Dr. Byron Norton and Dr. Carol Norton authors of: Reaching Children through Play Therapy - an experiential play therapy model, 2013

  • Flexibly Sequential Play Therapy (FSPT), Goodyear-Brown LCSW, RPT-SW, 2012

  • Healing Children through Creativity, Rogers-Jonsson, MFA, MA, ATR-BC, 2012

  • Flexibly Sequential Play Therapy (FSPT), Goodyear-Brown LCSW, RPT-SW, 2012

  • Emotional Freedom Technique, Level 1, Judith Frost, LiCSW, 2012

  • Attachment and Trauma in Children, Rebecca Mallos, MSW, LICSW, 2011

  • Ethics & Technology, Lisa Erickson, MS LMHC, 2011

  • Byron Katie workshop: Relationships Are Hell: Is It True? -  with Grace Bell, 2011

  • PCI Certified Parent Coach® - The Parent Coaching Institute, 2010

  • Play Therapy and Beyond, Paul White, LCSW, 2010

  • Becoming a Love and Logic Parent - Instructor Training, 2009

  • Motivational Interviewing - 2009

  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy Externship, 2008

  • Master of Arts – Applied Behavioral Science, 2009
    Leadership Institute of Seattle (LIOS)

  • Clinical Internship - Navos Mental Health Solutions, 2008-09

  • Montessori Elementary Education Teaching Certification, 1989

  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Western Ontario, Canada, 1986

Memberships

  • Member - Association for Play Therapy®

  • Associate member American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists

  • Washington Association of Marriage & Family Therapists 

  • Member - North American Montessori Teachers Association

  • Member - Association Montessori International

   *To schedule an appointment with Leah Koenig, please email her here.

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