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Ariel Escobedo, LCSW

Ariel Escobedo, LCSW


Licensed in CA #24387
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Health Net/MHN, Cigna/Evernorth
Speaks spanish
My approach is inherently collaborative, emphasizing a partnership with individuals, families, and couples who entrust their care to me.

My Therapy Style

As a dedicated bilingual (English/Spanish) speaking mental health practitioner, I am deeply committed to facilitating the emotional healing journey for adults. My practice is rooted in a person-centered philosophy, where I specialize in integrating a comprehensive array of therapeutic approaches. These include Internal Family Systems Therapy, Brief Strategic Family Therapy, the Gottman Method, Collaborative Couples Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Trauma-Informed Care. This eclectic mix of methodologies enables me to create a bespoke healing experience for each client, meticulously tailored to address their unique needs and challenges.

My approach is inherently collaborative, emphasizing a partnership with individuals, families, and couples who entrust their care to me. By combining these diverse psychotherapy techniques, I aim to foster a nurturing and empathetic space that supports clients in navigating their emotional landscapes. It is a privilege to have worked with clients from almost every continent, including those from diverse backgrounds and walks of life. This global experience enriches my practice, enhancing my ability to understand and cater to various emotional and psychological needs.

Education & Training

BA - Social Welfare, California State University Northridge

MSW - University of Southern California

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I entered the clinical social work profession to learn ways to guide people through the different complex systems in this world. I opened my private practice to give access to mental health care to anyone wanting compassionate care and willing to work on healing their emotional wounds. I enjoy developing relationships with all my clientele and witnessing their growth and healing as they experience psychotherapy. I welcome anyone willing to take the time to heal.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy spending time in nature, working in my garden, gastronomy, and traveling to little towns throughout the USA and abroad. I also enjoy engaging in my nonprofit organization, South Gator Basketball Club, where I use basketball to create community and support student-athletes from underserved and underfunded communities to develop their basketball skills and mental strength.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I care for myself by setting boundaries with work, my personal life, and my nonprofit. I do not take on more than I can handle. I take time to enjoy my food and gardening mindfully.

What book have you read more than once?

I have read The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz because it grounds me and reinforces my need to be aware of my emotions and how the world can affect my emotional stability.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

I’m going to be honest and say that my nonprofit, South Gator Basketball Club, is my favorite. I started my nonprofit organization in 2017 after noticing children and youth in my community needing basketball development, physical strength, and the proper trainers to help them develop their self-worth.

How do you recharge?

I recharge by spending time in any garden or nursery.

Do you have any pets?

My one-year-and-a-half furry baby is called Fifi. She is very protective, intelligent, and loves chasing squirrels. She once found her way to my in-laws' home, a mile away from my home, after my son forgot to lock the backyard gate.