Leisa Watkins


About Me

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Idaho with 9 years working as a psychotherapist. I have experience working with adolescents and families of all ages, composition, and backgrounds. I have significant experience with sex offenders, sex abuse victims, domestic violence victims, and individuals/families dealing with substance abuse, emotional dysregulation and anger management issues, and addictions. I am experienced in working with multiple issues such as trauma and PTSD, bipolar disorders, depression, anxiety, bullying, self-esteem and confidence issues, relationship issues, and co-dependency. For the past year, I have been working intensely with teens struggling with substance and pornography addictions.
My approach to therapy is empathic and compassionate. Each individual has their own story and view and I encourage my clients to voice those. I provide a supportive, validating environment and emphasize that therapy is client-centered and their needs supercede any possible agenda. I'm here to offer guidance, motivation, structure, support, and acceptance. I see my role as that of facilitator in assisting my clients to create the life they want and overcoming the challenges they face.
My preferred modalities are DBT, CBT, and the client-centered therapies to address negative thought processes and the development of positive communication skills.
I applaud you for seeking assistance. You've taken the first step to attaining better mental and emotional health by recognizing that you don't have to deal with trials alone. I look forward to building a strong working relationship with you.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #LMFT-7510 (Expires: 2021-07-01)


Written by J.U. on Jan 27, 2020 after counseling with Leisa for 2 weeks

She listens to me and gives me good advice.

Written by K.A. on Jan 15, 2020 after counseling with Leisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, and trauma and abuse

I adore my counselor. I feel like her life experiences helps in relating to a lot of my struggles.

Written by F.A. on Jan 08, 2020 after counseling with Leisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Friendly and understanding. The moment I started talking with her made me more calm and capable of reflecting on the situation better.