Ricardo Peña

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
 therapist: Ricardo Peña,
In-Person in Los Angeles, CA 91602
Online in California
I provide services in Spanish + English. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist of Mesoamerica-Indigienous ancestry. My life exposed to community violence, trauma and intersecting oppressions has led me to the work of healing, self-discovery, exploration and ancestral healing. I was raised in the SF Bay Area and I currently reside on the stolen lands of the Tongva peoples, colonially known as Los Angeles, California. My lived experiences of being a person of color with intersecting identities, navigating the world and the trauma that comes with that, has led me to the practice of healing at a young age. I grew up with many years of witnessing (through family members + my community) severe mental illness, addiction, community violence, chronic suicidality, incarceration and domestic violence. Through my own stories and experiences, as a justice-oriented therapist, I aim to disrupt and dismantle these oppressive systems within myself and in my practice to make therapy a safe(r) space for folks who are targeted and made marginalized.

Client Focus

Session Format: Couple, Family, Group, Individual sessions.
Age Specialty: Adolescent, Adult, Children, Elder, Young Adult
Demographic Expertise: Asian, Black / African American, Christian, Hispanic / Latino, LGBTQ+, Men, Middle Eastern, Native American, Women clients.
Languages: English and Spanish

Treatment Approach

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focus Therapy
  • Developmental
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Hakomi Method
  • Light Therapy
  • Multicultural
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Somatic
Approach Description: My focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths.

Education & Credentials

Ricardo Peña LCSW
  • Male
  • License # LCSW 80473
  • Licensed in California
  • Practicing Since 2017


  • Average Session Fee $180 individual $225 couples
  • Affordable sliding scale therapy: apply if you may be eligible.
  • Please inquiry
  • Out of Network

Ricardo Peña Practice Details

Therapy Sessions
  • Available In-Person in Los Angeles, CA 91602
  • Available Online for residents of California
  • Online Therapy Details: Telehealth

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