Leslie Campbell, Therapist in California — Zencare
Leslie  Campbell
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Leslie Campbell


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
California Accepting Online

As with many other therapists, I continue to offer services only through virtual means.

Updated August 10, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adoption & foster care
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Leslie A. Campbell, LCSW, is a therapist in San Diego, CA. She might be considered a "jack-of-all-trades," like many in this field are, but her personal and professional background make her unique. In the course of a 25+ year-long career, Ms. Campbell has worked with children and adults with varying degrees of mental health issues. Her approach is a multi-disciplinary one, where collaboration with a variety of professional people is viewed as very effective.

Ms. Campbell's areas of expertise include Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Severe Mental Health diagnoses, and families who are impacted. Her therapy approach is best described as eclectic. Ms. Campbell utilizes CBT, DBT, ACT, and Family Systems.

Another passion of Ms. Campbell's is transracial foster care and adoption. Ms. Campbell is herself a transracial adoptee, being Indigenous, born in Kansas, and adopted by a Caucasian couple. While her childhood was good, being raised in a culture not her own left her without a foundation for her Indigenous background. As such, Ms. Campbell chose to become a social worker with Child Protective Services working within foster care.

Now COVID has made many clinicians move their practices entirely online, and Ms. Campbell is no exception. She does, however, find online therapy has its own benefits for everyone. As COVID moves into a more "endemic" state, Ms. Campbell wil definitely consider in-person therapy again, on a case-by-case basis.

Message to clients

I'm very glad to see that you have joined ZenCare, and are taking the steps to a better level of health and happiness. It's been a very difficult few years, and many of us are adjusting to the "new normal..." whatever that might be.

I've been a licensed clinical social worker for more than 10 years, but a social worker since the late 1990s. I'm very passionate about what I do and feel such gratitude that I can work in my field with a passion that translates, I hope, to my clients.

I'm an eclectic therapist, so I use a variety of treatment methods, as I don't believe that one thing works with all people. I'm also a person with a strong sense of humor and find it impossible to keep my humor out of my work. I hope you find humor present in your life as well :-)

Finally, as you'll see from my photos, I have a therapy dog named Winnie! She has been with me for 6 years and I try very hard to NOT take it personally that my clients like Winnie better than they like me ;-) Honestly, though, Winnie loves being a therapy dog, and she will spend all of our sessions in your lap (in in-person sessions) or, will, instead, poke her head into your session when we're online!

So feel free to say "hello!"


Adoption & foster care - Support around pre- and post-adoption challenges including family dynamics, challenging behaviors, attachment issues, and navigation of the child welfare system or adoption agencies

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Bipolar disorder - Developing coping and preventive strategies to stabilize extreme mood swings, including manic and depressive episodes; increasing effective strategies to regulate emotions and maintain a healthy daily routine

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Leslie Campbell is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $150

Additional session information

Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8am - 7pm
  • Wed 8am - 7pm
  • Thu 8am - 7pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 23 years

Five Tribes Therapy, Owner, 2012 - Present
Rady Children's Hospital, Social Worker II, 2018 - 2019
County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency, Social Worker, 1999 - 2011

San Diego State University, Master in Social Work, 1999
Fort Hays State University, Master of Science in Communication, 1985
Fort Hays State University, Bachelor of Arts in Communication, 1982


California: LCS28096