Nichola Ribadu, DMFT, LMFT | School of Behavioral Health | Loma Linda University

Nicole Ribadu

Assistant Professor, Counseling and Family Sciences

Contact Information

Phone 909-558-4547, ext. 47005
Fax 909-558-0447

Department of Counseling and Family Sciences
Loma Linda University, Griggs Hall, Office 204
11065 Campus St., Loma Linda, CA  92350


  • DMFT, Marriage and Family Therapy - Loma Linda University, 2008
  • MS, Marriage and Family Therapy - Loma Linda University, 2003

Areas of Specialization

  • At-risk youth
  • Group homes for at-risk youth
  • Program development
  • Staff development and trainings (group home, managed care, community mental health)
  • Community mental health
  • Professional mentoring
  • Narrative therapy
  • Diversity
  • Self-of-therapist

Professional Memberships and Licenses

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (California), MFT46409
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Member
  • AAMFT-approved Supervisor Equivalent

Recent Publications

  • Oloo, W., Ribadu, I., Ribadu, N. (2016). Adolescent Body Image in the United States and Guyana: A Socio-Cultural Comparison. American International Journal of Social Science.

Recent Presentations

  • Faculty Mentoring Introduction. Northcentral University Symposium, Scottsdale, AZ, July 2016.

Community Engagement

  • Parent mentoring in church groups (Current)
  • Participate in Ramadan and Eid celebrations within the Islamic community (Current)
  • At-Risk Youth Mentor, Southern California Group Homes and Juvenile Hall (2003-2004)
  • Crisis Counseling Southern California Fires, San Bernardino Relief Services (2003)
  • Anger Management Training, Dos Palos Oro Lindo Unified School District (1998-1999)
  • Child Protective Services Volunteer, Merced Human Services (1998-1999)