Fabian  Escobedo

Fabian Escobedo


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Updated January 31, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Family issues
  • Trauma
  • Childhood trauma

Professional statement

Fabian Escobedo is a Bilingual (English and Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California. Fabian specializes in working with teenagers and adults who have experienced trauma, whether it was a single event, multiple events, or years of traumatic events, whether if it just happened yesterday or 30 years ago. Fabian has experience in helping individuals heal from adverse events for the past 6 years. Currently, he works as a Faculty therapist at San Diego State University providing individual and group therapy to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as formerly foster youth or youth who have been ward of the court, and/or experiencing homelessness. In addition, Fabian has worked with survivors of sex trafficking, commercially sexually exploited children, and labor tracking, through a humanistic, holistic, trauma-informed care approach. He also served as a Bilingual clinician during San Diego's humanitarian crisis in 2021 of an unprecedented unaccompanied minors that were arriving at the San Diego-Tijuana border, where he provided trauma-informed therapy to help young girls process their complex and prolonged trauma that they experienced in their home country as well as in their travel journey to the U.S.

Fabian is well versed and experienced in multiple therapy techniques and interventions that have significant evidence in the healing of trauma. For example, he's fully trained in the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Fabian offers warmth and focuses on building trust using a culturally-informed lens and takes a "no taboo" approach, offering clients the opportunity to be their true, unfiltered, authentic versions of themselves to fully heal in therapy.

Fabian offers therapy virtually across California. If you want to know more about Fabian's approach and style, message him to schedule a free phone consultation.

Message to clients

I've been fortunate to be trusted with people's life stories. Many clients grow comfortable and trust me to show me parts of their life story that perhaps they haven't shared with anyone else, not even their parents, family members, or spouse. I believe my trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, humanistic approach facilitates this trusting, therapeutic relationship.

The feedback I often hear from clients is that they leave sessions with new insight and reflecting about their life, feeling motivated to make the changes they need. If you're a person that thinks deeply about life and would like to explore the depths of mental health and your meaning of life, I may be the right therapist. I don't have superficial approaches or fixes in therapy. I believe that if we want to see long-lasting changes so that you don't need therapy forever, we need to explore what's getting in the way to reach your full potential and a freed mind from past traumas. Therapy can be an instrument in achieving that and I would be delighted to be part of your healing journey.

Even though no therapist should ever make promises, I've seen success in some of the most adverse and challenging trauma experiences and I am a strong believer that people have the power to heal and jump back from adversity, feeling stronger and more capable of managing life events. Sometimes, therapy can serve as a little push to access the potential you already own.


Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

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

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

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

Childhood trauma - Learning how traumatic events in childhood can translate into adulthood; processing through difficult memories with the goal of moving past the experience and lingering symptoms


  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Loyola Marymount University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Pomona College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • United Healthcare
  • University of Southern California Student Health Insurance (Aetna)

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

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Occidental College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • University of California Davis Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Irvine Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Los Angeles Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Merced Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Riverside Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California San Diego Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Santa Barbara Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)
  • University of California Santa Cruz Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $160 (60min)


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 Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat 12:00pm to 3:00pm (inquire about times)
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

San Diego State University, Faculty Therapist, 2022 - Present
San Diego Youth Services - I Care Program, Bilingual Clinician, 2019 - 2023

San Diego State University, Master of Social Work, 2019
San Diego State University, Bachelor's of Social Work, 2018


California: 109034