Michele Ribeiro, EdD, CGP

Licensed Psychologist, Interim Groups Program Coordinator

  • EdD, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
  • Masters Degree, Indiana State University  
  • Bachelors Degree, Appalachian State University 
  • I hold the following certifications: Yoga Instructor, Child/Teen Course Teacher (for Anapana Meditation), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Group Psychotherapist
Additional Information: 

I am passionate about leading interpersonal process groups.  I am the liaison with the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center staff and Spiritual Life @ OSU.  I teach a Creating Happiness class to first year students in the fall and graduate students in the spring.  I am on the steering committee for the Contemplative Studies Initiatives and serve as faculty for the Examining White Identity Student and Staff/Faculty Retreats.  Nationally, I also serve on the Board for the APA’s Group Psychology and Psychotherapy Division and on the Annual Meeting Planning Committee for the American Group Psychotherapy Association. 

Theoretical Orientation: 

My therapeutic style incorporates several theories but all include a strengths-based approach. Theories include systems thinking, interpersonal, multicultural, and humanistic.  My goal is to work with the student as a collaborator in the process of meeting their goals, while also understanding their system (family, environment they grew up and currently live in, culture, country of origin).  I also integrate mind-body practices into my work of holistic health and growth. 

My Pronouns: She, Her, and Hers

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Affiliated with: 
Counseling Center
OSU Main Campus
Research/Career Interests: 

Group dynamics (interpersonal processes and group as a whole), mindfulness and yogic applications in well-being, multicultural issues (particularly regarding race, ethnicity, nationality, class, sexual orientation, and religion/spirituality).  I enjoy facilitating public presentations/workshops for groups/organizations and applying positive psychology practices into my work.

Beyond OSU
Personal Interests: 

My faith and faith practices across the world, spending time with my partner and children, practicing meditation and yoga, travelling the world, spending time in nature through hiking and rafting.