Victor Rico, Ph.D.
Victor Rico, Ph.D. received his doctoral degree from The University of Texas -Austin in 2011. Dr. Rico completed his APA approved clinical psychology internship with Children’s Institute Inc., providing bilingual (English and Spanish) evidence-based outpatient mental health services to children and families, behavioral consultation in pre-school settings, and group therapy for men under the Project Fatherhood program. Dr. Rico continued his work in community mental health with Pacific Clinics East -Monrovia and Didi Hirsch Outpatient Mental Health -Inglewood, providing evidence-based treatment interventions to children, adolescents, and families. Specific areas of clinical and research interest include ethnic identity, sexual orientation identity, children and adolescents with post traumatic stress, and providing evidence-based interventions to community settings and underserved populations. At TIES, Dr. Rico provides individual and family psychotherapy utilizing evidence based treatment approaches such as CBT, TF-CBT, Triple P, Seeking Safety and MAP (Managing and Adapting Practice), conducts psychological testing and assessment, administers group and family clinical services tailored to the specific circumstances of foster and adoptive placement. Dr. Rico is also the Parent and Youth Mentor program coordinator, where experienced adoptive parents and successful former foster UCLA college students are matched with new adoptive parents and current foster/adoptive youth, respectively.