Ms. Candise Wells Leininger, MS, NCC, LPC

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

EMDR Trainer

Online Therapy

About Me

I am licensed as a Professional Counselor in Wyoming and Colorado. On the sunset of my career I am focusing on EMDR consulting and trainings. However, I do on occasion see clinicians located in these states for intensive EMDR sessions. I specialize in EMDR for Neurodivergent clients, those who have suffered Narcissistic Trauma, and those who are military connected.

Education & Experience

Received my MS in Counselor Education in 2005 and became trained in EMDR 2008. Was in private practice for years in Casper WY with my Neuropsychologist husband Dr. Bruce Leininger. That is where I became experienced with clients with chronic pain, traumatic brain injury, and families of dementia patients. Also honed my skills as a trauma counselor and started using technology assisted therapies to address ADD/ADHD, sleep disturbance, anxiety and depression. We moved to Cheyenne in 2011 to work with Veterans and Service Members. I then had the great privilege to work with Soldiers and their families while working at the WY ARNG. I continue to serve many of our men and women in uniform and their family members now that I am in practice. I have a passion for assisting clients reprocess and desensitize their traumatic memories with EMDR so they can live life more fully. I live in a neurodivergent family and have a feel for the adaptations that are needed to the standard protocol when working with neurodivergent clients. I have also written a book on EMDR Therapy and narcissistic trauma, . I am now in private practice as a Certified EMDR Therapist, EMDRIA Approved Consultant, and EMDR HAP Facilitator. I now live in Arizona but still spend a lot of time in the states I am licensed in, Wyoming and Colorado.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Certified EMDR Clinician EMDRIA Approved Consultant EMDR HAP Volunteer Facilitator

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • First Responders
  • Residential Treatment Facility
  • Seniors
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


Currently providing services on a cash only basis. Primarily intensive for other EMDR clinician.