Ricardo Peña (he/him)

LCSW #80473
Accepting Clients

I am a Mesoamerica-Indigienous therapist. My life exposed to intersecting oppressions has led me to the work of ancestral healing.

Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

About My Clients

My focus is to support individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. By centering the mind-body-being connection, I have a holistic approach with my clients to help create an individualized treatment plan that works best for them. I am dedicated to providing a space that is warm, compassionate and accessible, where you feel safe to explore the ways in which you can build a more fulfilling life.

My Background and Approach

My approach recognizes that healing isn't just about addressing mental and emotional challenges; it's also about nourishing the spirit. I believe that by integrating spiritual practices and beliefs into therapy, you can access deeper levels of understanding, resilience, and well-being. In our sessions, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your spiritual beliefs, values, and experiences. My approach to therapy is like the life I live, very diverse and utilizing concepts from the following treatment modalities: EMDR eyes movement desensition reprocessing, Narrative, Solution-Focused, Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Existential Psychology as well as drawing ideas from Attachment Theory, Somatic (body) and Interpersonal.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I was blessed to grow up in the SF Bay Area where Diversity and Social Justice was engrained from birth. Being actively involved in LGBTQ community, BLM movement and providing services to immigrants and refugees is in my blood. I am passionate about Trauma Informed Care, Restorative Justice and Harm Reduction. I've worked within these three frameworks throughout the state of California, predominantly in Bay Area and Los Angeles. Since 2002, I have worked with adolescents, aging population, justice-involved individuals, victims (survivors) of crime, refugees, immigrants, gang affiliated individuals, single mothers and unhoused individuals. Throughout the years, I’ve provided therapy, intensive family work, clinical case management, court advocacy, comprehensive needs assessments, crisis intervention, collaboration with community partners, linkages to appropriate services, and implemented and treatment plans.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 9 years of practice
  • Languages: Español
  • Rate: $150/session


(323) 667-7714 Email Ricardo
355 S. Grand Ave Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA 90071

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