Areas of Expertise

Indigenous Culture · Transracial Adoption · Acculturation Issues

I have worked with local bands of Southern California Indigenous Americans, first in the capacity of an MSW intern, and then, after receiving my Master in Social Work from San Diego State University 1999... Read More

A Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit Connection

I have struggled, off and on, for much of my life, with weight and associated health issues. I have tried nearly every diet known to man, and some, rather unorthodox. I am familiar with Weight Watchers... Read More

Individual · Couples · Family Therapy

New clients may be surprised to find out that therapy can be very different depending on who exactly the client is, i.e., an individual, a couple, or a family. Individual Therapy is, by far, the most common... Read More

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

Clients and other therapists who know me know that I consider myself an “eclectic” therapist, i.e., one who utilizes a variety of therapeutic modalities, rather than just one form of therapy. As such, I have used Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Family Systems Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and, now, finally, I have started the process to... Read More

What people are saying about Five Tribes Therapy

Leslie Campbell is a therapist with presence and humor. Her ability to bring together her great understanding of people’s individual stories and and her clinical skill is an effective combination for personal change and growth.

Leslie Campbell is a compassionate person, whose warm personality and kind nature makes the therapy process comfortable. She helps you get through difficult times with her sense of humor and practical insight.

Leslie Campbell, LCSW has provided effective, confidential, and compassionate consultation with numerous patients under my care. As a certified holistic nurse, being aware of the mind, body, emotion, and spirit connection is integrated within all of my patient care. When caring for patients challenged with psychological issues added to already complex physiological issues, I have found Ms. Campbell to be an invaluable resource.

Leslie brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, wisdom, and kindness that surpasses previous collaborators. Most importantly, Leslie has the ability to “listen” with a depth of focus and deep caring which within itself promotes healing. I am fortunate and grateful to have Ms. Campbell as my primary resource for patients challenged by behavioral health issues.

As a professional with over 25 years of experience as a licensed psychotherapist and supervisor of graduate students, I can fully recommend Leslie Campbell, LCSW for her professional expertise. Leslie has an extensive work history of compassionately and ethically treating adult clients with a wide variety of mental health issues. She takes her time to assess people and then proceeds with the best treatment method needed. Leslie recently completed an extensive EMDR training which is very helpful in treating trauma experiences. She continues to challenge herself, always wanting to offer the best therapy that she can.

After 20 years of struggling with mental issues, my daughter found Leslie Campbell. As was not the case with a parade of others, Leslie cared enough to earn my daughter’s trust and finally, and most importantly, correctly diagnosed her. With proper medication she is so much better.

With a depth of understanding borne of many years working with those with mental diseases, Leslie Campbell is successful in helping patients in all aspects of their lives. With my daughter’s permission, she has met with me and my other children to help insure we are all informed and working together to be of assistance. Leslie Campbell has been an enormous blessing to our family.

Leslie Campbell is a terrific therapist. She is very compassionate and sensitive to others’ needs, and goes above and beyond the call of duty to help her clients. She visited me when I was in the hospital, and met with my mom and I when we were applying for benefits at the Social Security office. She is very easy to talk to, and very understanding. It has been a big help for me to have her as my therapist. She is very practical, focusing on what *can* be done instead of what can’t, and encourages me to take “baby steps” when trying to do something.


Welcome! Thank you for visiting Five Tribes Therapy!

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I understand that starting the therapeutic process can be a daunting prospect and I applaud you for taking this first step. Finding the perfect fit with a psychotherapist can be challenging but rewarding at the same time. There are certainly many clinicians to chose from, of all ages, stages, walks of life, genders, and specialties, etc. A good rule of thumb is to give yourself a chance to find a good fit, utilizing a “give it three times” concept. I look forward to the prospect of meeting with you and accompanying you on a journey of personal growth and achievement.

Please take a look around my website and if you have any comments or questions, please contact me, either by telephone or email. Also, as something of a techno-geek, I have a web presence that includes a Facebook Business page, a LinkedIn page, a Google Business page, a listing in Psychology Today, and Twitter and Instagram. While these sites are designed to overlap in various ways, each can offer a fresh perspective to a potential client.

Therapeutic Approach

I utilize an Eclectic Therapeutic approach as I have found, over the years, that “bits and pieces” of various therapeutic theory resonates more clearly with me, and, subsequently, with my clients.

I find work on Communication styles and modes to be extremely helpful, as well as work on creating, developing, and enhancing coping skills to be of primary importance. Some of these approaches are the cornerstone of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and I bring a new perspective to CBT, as I have been trained at a Master’s Level in effective modes of communication.

Additionally, I have been training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and find, in particular, Mindfulness, to be something that can be and should be applied daily in life in all things.

And, as all people are members of formal and informal groups in their lives, beginning with the family, I also employ Family Systems Therapy in aspects of my therapeutic methodology.

Finally, I am currently working on my certification in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and find it to be an amazing treatment modality for Depression, Anxiety, and, of primary interest to me, (PTSD) PostTraumatic Stress Disorder.