Ms. Leisa Watkins, LMFT

Preferred Name: Leisa

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

About Me

Leisa Watkins is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist and Idaho Family Court reunification therapist who works with couples, families, and individuals with trauma. She specializes in couples EMDR with partners and parent/child pairings. Leisa believes in strengthening communication skills and addressing traumas through Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy to promote healing and better functionality in the unit or individual. In her years of experience working with families and couples, she has found that the majority of issues stem from a lack of strong communication skills. She works from a premise that most trauma related issues stem from unhealed and unresolved traumas that impact a person’s ability to function in the present. Leisa has successfully assisted clients to heal from sexual and abuse traumas, medical trauma, work place traumas, and has experience with traumas that have developed into DID disorders. She is also an Idaho Supreme Court trained mediator.

Education & Experience

2009 - Master's in Clinical Psychology with emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy 2009- Master's in Forensic Psychology 2019- Idaho Supreme Court mediator 2020- EMDR certification

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Sliding Scale