CoHear/BCS’s healthcare services include psychotherapeutic assessment, referral, and ongoing therapy for children, adolescents, young adults, and the rest of us; psychiatric assessment and medication management; medical family therapy services and Employee Assistance Programs; all in a collaborative and confidential environment.
Contact Information
Birchtree Professional Center:
1160 140th Avenue NE, Suite E & F
Bellevue, Washington 98005
Riverview Plaza:
16040 Christensen Road, Suite 310
Tukwila, WA 98188


Brian L. Whitney, MA, LMFT, LMHC, S-PSB

Brian has been a therapist and business consultant since 1971. He is a Washington State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a state-approved Clinical Supervisor, and a Specialist with Problematic Sexual Behaviors. He uses a biopsychosocial-spiritual approach in treatment. Brian understands the impact of significant relationships in life, and their effect upon one’s health. In Brian’s counseling practice, he works with adults and families, specializing in marital relationships, depression, trauma, and problematic sexual behaviors.

Brian helped create and implement the King County Firestoppers Program, providing mental health intervention services for children engaged in dangerous fire-setting behaviors throughout King County. While in the Army, Brian provided treatment and support for Vietnam returnees and their families, focused upon adjustment and reintegration after overseas deployment. As a management consultant and an Employee Assistance Provider, Brian conducts Critical Incident Stress Debriefings and Conflict Management Services, as well as leadership and staff development training. He enjoys spending time with his family, reading, travel, and playing tennis.
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Shawn B. Whitney, MS, LMFT, S-PSB

Shawn Whitney, MS, LMFT, S-PSB has personal and professional experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups around psychosocial and medical health issues. He is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Colorado and Washington states. He also holds Specializations in Medical Family Therapy and Problematic Sexual Behaviors. He is also an American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists Certified Sex Therapist Candidate. Shawn is also a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

In addition to offering online therapy services through CoHear, Shawn works as a Clinical Supervisor and Instructor in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Colorado State University. He is passionate about strengthening people and relationships through the exploration of family and interpersonal dynamics. He employs a wide range of clinical assessment tools to determine client issues and needs. The psychosocial conditions Shawn provides ongoing treatment for include addictions, anxiety and depression, abuse and trauma, marriage and relationship issues, health and wellness, spirituality/faith issues, identity development issues, and sexuality. He believes a biopsychosocial-spiritual approach to health is the most comprehensive method of treatment. Shawn enjoys spending time with his family, getting outdoors, and cheering on his favorite sports teams.
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Leslie B. Savage, MS, LMFT, MdFT, FOT

I have been in practice for 14 years and discovered that a sense of belonging, security, and
peace are found within our own Being. I am a certified Focusing-Oriented psychotherapist
with a Master of Marriage and Family Therapy and a specialization in Medical Family
Therapy. I work with an integrative psycho-spiritual approach that incorporates Internal Family Systems Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Contemplative Spirituality, and Mindfulness to access the innate wisdom of the body-mind-spirit to heal. If you are suffering from family of origin issues, trauma, betrayal, self-criticism, depression, anxiety, physical pain, or an inability to feel connected to yourself or others, I can help. I offer individual, couple, and family therapy.

When we listen empathically and attend to our needs, connect with our body, mind, and spirit, we access a greater awareness that goes beyond our own egoic sense of control to a loving source that holds creation, life. My intention is to provide a safe environment that enables clients to create a better relationship with themselves and others as they expand the ways they feel limited in the world. It is a profound honor to guide and partake in this sacred healing as clients uncover their authentic Self and self-leadership. I find this psychospiritual approach life affirming as I continue to learn and evolve.

As clients dare to turn inwardly to what is hurting, I help them facilitate an empathetic and compassionate Self-in-presence relationship with their humanity for internal transformation, acceptance of life, and improved well-being.

On a personal note, I am married; my husband and I raised three sons and now have four grandchildren. In addition, I enjoy outdoor recreation: hiking, kayaking, snowshoeing, bicycling, and downhill skiing. I love to travel, enjoy yoga, and find joy and unity in Focusing.
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