Lesleigh Franklin is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working with diverse populations in both school based and clinical settings for over 20 years. Dr. Franklin is the founder and CEO of East Bay Family Institute. Prior to founding the East Bay Family Institute Dr. Franklin was providing supervision, psychotherapy and psychological assessments to children, adolescents and adults for 21 years. Dr. Franklin is also a clinical forensic psychologist who specializes in providing psychological assessments and expert witness testimony in civil, criminal and immigration court. Dr. Franklin’s primary area of expertise is in the long-term effects of trauma on an individual’s functioning, especially as it relates to changes in mood, motivation, achievement and resilience.
In addition to being an advocate for the most disenfranchised families and children Dr. Franklin has worked as a consultant for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Association. She has also designed and implemented Wrap Around program protocols for Native Alaskan, and Native American Behavioral Health programs, along with designing and implementing a day treatment diversion program for court mandated female adolescents.
Dr. Franklin has been the Director of the Special Education Assessment Unit for San Francisco City/County Behavioral Health, Clinical Director Lincoln Child Center, and Clinical Director for Iris Children’s Center and Clinical Director for Asian Mental Health Services. Dr. Franklin has also been on the faculty of John F. Kennedy University, California Institute of Integral Studies, and Argosy University San Francisco Bay Area, where she taught in the Counseling Psychology Master’s and Doctoral Clinical and Forensic Psychology programs.