Nelly Rico is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) and a School Counselor in Los Angeles County. Ms. Rico has over twenty-one years of experience as a school counselor with middle school, high school and continuation/alternative education populations, as well as nine years of classroom teaching experience.
Ms. Rico is currently working on the implementation of social-emotional learning programs as a method of promoting youth wellness by teaching skills such as self-regulation, resilience, empathy, self-awareness, and mindfulness. As a youth suicide prevention counselor lead, she has amplified her expertise in youth mental health awareness, prevention and intervention initiatives in addition to crisis response.
Her training includes a Bachelor of Science in Counseling with an emphasis on Rehabilitation Services and a Master of Science Degree in School-Based Family Counseling. Ms. Rico is also a mother of two happy teenagers.