Ariel  Escobedo

Ariel Escobedo


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Waitlist Online
Ariel Escobedo, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Inc. Waitlist In-person

Ariel ONLY accepts Medicare clients living in Southern California. Ariel is not a Medi-Cal provider. Ariel's weekend and late evening hours are limited and only offered to established clients.

Updated February 8, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Ariel Escobedo is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Southeast Los Angeles. Ariel works with clients of all ages, from teenagers to older adults. His clients want to improve their mental health, as they often feel excessively stressed. They might also feel a low mood or a high level of anxiety, whether caused by interpersonal conflict or their work. He also works with couples, parents, and families, supporting them in growing their relationships.

Ariel enjoys collaborating with his clients, allowing them to drive where their treatment takes them. He incorporates attachment-based and strengths-based perspectives, meaning that clients often reflect on how they relate to others based on their past experiences and also focus on identifying their innate resilience. Ariel encourages clients to dig deeper into their emotional reactions and understand their thoughts or behavioral patterns. He also teaches clients coping strategies, including mindfulness practices, to help them destress when overwhelmed.

Ariel earned a Master’s degree from the University of Southern California. He has worked with clients from all identities, backgrounds, and cultures. He enjoys witnessing his clients experience compassion, creativity, courage, connectedness, and more while providing them the support they need to feel balanced and grounded. If you want to schedule a consultation with Ariel, please request an appointment.

Ariel ONLY accepts Medicare clients who reside in Los Angeles County and is not a Medi-cal approved provider.

Psicoterapeuta que habla español

Ariel Escobedo es un psicoterapeuta ubicado en el sur este de Los Angeles. Ariel trabaja con clientes de todas las edades, desde adolescentes hasta adultos mayores. Sus clientes quieren mejorar su salud mental, ya que a menudo se sienten excesivamente estresados. También trabaja con parejas, padres y familias, apoyándolos en el crecimiento de sus relaciones.

Message to clients

I welcome you to my practice and will address your life circumstances with compassion, connectedness, curiosity, confidence, courage, clarity, calmness, and creativity. You can expect to undergo a review of your life and connect to emotions and other parts of yourself that may be hindering your ability to be your authentic self to enable your ability to self-heal any wounds.

I’m a general mental health practitioner committed to helping adults learn how to heal their emotional wounds. My work integrates varied evidence-based care models to create a healing experience for my clientele. I believe in a collaborative approach with the individuals, families, and couples entrusting me with their care. When healing my clientele, I tend to gravitate to a more person-centered, family systems, attachment, and dynamic style. I have had the honor of working with clients from every continent except Antarctica.

Please visit my website via a search engine such as Google under Ariel Escobedo, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Inc., to review all the insurances I am in the network with, either with Alma, PATH, Octave, or Grow. I only accept Medicare clients in Los Angeles County and am not a Medi-cal-approved provider.


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

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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)


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • GEHA
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Health Plans Inc.
  • Loyola Marymount University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • MHN/Health Net
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Occidental College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Pomona College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Stanford University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Southern California Student Health Insurance (Aetna)

Ariel Escobedo is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Anthem Blue Cross

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $85 - $150
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I look forward to guiding you in healing your emotional wounds and am willing to work with you to develop a mental health plan that fits your financial and emotional well-being. I am contracted by various mental health practices that have placed me on their panels, which allow me to accept other insurance plans not listed above, such as Anthem, Kaiser Permanente, and others. Please visit my website via any search engine, such as Google under Ariel Escobedo, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Inc., or message me for more information.


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Tue 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Wed 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Thu 9:00am - 9:00pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 12: 00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 12: 00 pm

Ariel Escobedo, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Inc. practice
5800 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 509, Commerce , California 90040
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 22 years

Ariel Escobedo, Licensed Clinical Social Worker Inc., Owner and Practitioner , 2021 - Present
South Gator Basketball Club, Nonprofit Director and Founder , 2017 - Present
Kaiser Permanente of Orange County Behavioral Health Department, Psychiatric Social Worker , 2011 - 2021
Shields for Families , Clinical Supervisor , 2009 - 2011
Clinical Monsenor Romero - Federally Qualified Health Clinic, Clinician and Director , 2007 - 2009
St. Francis Medical Center - Daughter's of Charity Children's Counseling Center , Clinical Social Worker , 2002 - 2007
San Fernando Valley Child and Family Guidance Center , Intern , 2001 - 2002
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs - Skilled Nursing Home, Intern , 2000 - 2001
Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services , Children's Social Worker, 1997 - 1999

University of Southern California School of Social Work, MSW, 2002
California State University, Northridge, BA, 1997


California: 24387