Dr. Rick Pipkin Ph.d, LPC
Chief Clinical Officer
Before joining The Haven Texas as Chief Clinical Officer, Rick worked as the Clinical Director at Merit Behavioral and Sundown Ranch, supervising admissions, completing utilization review, helping with discharge planning, facilitating multi-disciplinary team meetings and networking within the community.
Prior to that, Rick was the Director of Utilization Review and Clinical services at the Glen Oaks Psychiatric Hospital in Greenville, Texas.
He has also worked in various behavioral health settings with national unions and Cigna healthcare and has a successful private practice located in Dallas, Texas. Rick was the Corporate Director of the FAA Drug and Alcohol monitoring program for the pilots at American Airlines. He received his Masters degree from Texas A&M University and received his Ph.D. from LaSalle University.
Rick has a passion for working with patients and their families to provide a healthy environment for patients to thrive in their recovery, as well as mentoring and supporting his clinical team.
As the Medical Director for The Haven Texas, Dr. Puri brings nearly two decades of experience in the areas of Substance abuse and Mental Health treatment. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, as well as the former medical director of one of the nations leading adolescent substance abuse treatment facilities.
Dr. Puri earned a Masters of Public Health from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio and received his Doctorate from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.