Nicole Ribadu

Chair, Counseling and Family Sciences
Assistant Professor, Counseling and Family Sciences

Contact Information

Phone 909-558-4547, ext. 47005

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 Licenses and Memberships

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), California, MFT 46409
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), Member
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor

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)
Nichola Ribadu - Wholeness
Nichola Ribadu - Wholeness
As I've matured into middle adulthood, I've learned the importance of meeting needs from a whole person perspective. For me this includes creative activities such as painting. This helps me to get out of my strictly analytic headspace and develop more creative ways of looking at issues. I encourage everyone to find an activity that brings joy and peace in this very busy world of ours.