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Staff

The clinical staff at Biola Counseling Center consists of both full and part-time practitioners. Our part-time staff includes licensed clinical psychologists, clinical psychology graduate students, and post-doctoral clinicians working toward licensure.
 

Licensed Clinical and Training Staff

Michele M. Willingham, Psy.D.

Acting Director & Director of Internship Training

Passionate about clinical training and college student mental health, Dr. Willingham serves as Biola Counseling Center’s Acting Director & Director of Internship Training. She oversees center operations and BCC’s full-time, APA-accredited doctoral internship. Dr. Willingham blends cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and psychodynamic perspectives and interventions into her clinical work. She is active in the California Psychological Association and the Association for Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA). Dr. Willingham also serves on the American Psychological Association Commission for Accreditation.

Brady D. Goss, Psy.D.

Staff Psychologist & Internship Supervisor

Dr. Goss serves as Staff Psychologist and Internship Supervisor for the BCC. Additionally, as special appointment faculty for Rosemead School of Psychology, he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in clinical psychology. Dr. Goss completed specialized post-graduate training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the Wright Institute Los Angeles and his clinical interests include providing psychotherapy, supervision, and training with this perspective in mind. Dr. Goss is a member of the American Psychological Association Division 39 (Psychoanalysis), the California Psychological Association (CPA), and the Society for Exploration of Psychoanalytic Therapies and Theology (SEPTT).

Kimberly Rios-Lam, Psy.D.

Staff Psychologist

Dr. Kimberly Rios-Lam serves as a staff psychologist at the BCC and special appointment faculty at Rosemead School of Psychology. An undergrad alum of Biola University, she completed her doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Rios-Lam provides clinical supervision to BCC practicum trainees. She is fluent in Spanish and is passionate about undocumented & ally advocacy, biracial/bicultural identity, immigration, acculturation, spirituality, first-generation college students, Latinx communities and holistic health. Dr. Rios-Lam is a member of the California Latinx Psychological Association (CLPA) and the Los Angeles County Psychological Association (LACPA).

Lindsay Snow, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist

Dr. Lindsay Snow serves as a staff psychologist at the BCC where she trains and supervises therapists-in-training. She is also a special appointment clinical faculty member at Rosemead School of Psychology and teaches both graduate and undergraduate psychology courses. Dr. Snow received her Ph.D. from Rosemead and has provided assessment, evaluation, and short and long-term psychotherapy in a variety of treatment settings. She practices from a predominantly psychodynamic, depth-oriented perspective that emphasizes helping individuals experience lasting change. Dr. Snow is a member of the Christian Association of Psychological Sciences (CAPS) and the Society for Exploration of Psychoanalytic Therapies and Theology (SEPTT).

Nathan Farrey, Psy.D.

Staff Psychologist

Dr. Nathan Farrey serves as a Staff Psychologist at the Biola Counseling Center and special appointment faculty for Rosemead School of Psychology. Dr. Farrey supervises training psychologists as part of the practicums at the BCC. He provides therapy for individuals and couples from an experiential and psychodynamic perspective. Before becoming a licensed psychologist, Dr. Farrey studied theology and taught university students in South Korea.

Maya Beach, Psy.D.

Staff Psychologist

Dr. Maya Beach serves as a staff psychologist at the BCC. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Azusa Pacific University. Passionate about university mental health, Dr. Beach completed her doctoral internship at the Biola Counseling Center and received post-doctoral training at UCLA's university counseling center. She provides clinical supervision to BCC practicum trainees and provides individual psychotherapy. Her clinical interests include utilizing relational approaches to foster resilience in BIPOC/LGBTQ+/first-generation students, those with eating disorders, and people seeking to better understand their interpersonal patterns.

Licensed Psychologists, Therapists, and Clinical Supervisors

Tania Abouezzeddine, Ph.D.

Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychologist and Intern Testing Supervisor

Dr. Abouezzeddine is a licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist specializing in pediatrics (ages 7-25 years old) and is a full-time faculty member at Rosemead School of Psychology. In addition to her teaching and research activities at Rosemead, she provides supervision for BCC doctoral interns in psychoeducational testing. She obtained her doctoral degree from USC where she specialized in childhood trauma and resilience. She completed her internship in Geriatric Neuropsychology at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center and two additional years of post-doctoral studies in Pediatric Neuropsychology at UCLA’s Semel Institute of Neuroscience. Dr. Abouezzeddine specializes in the cognitive assessment of children, adolescents and young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ADHD, autism), learning disabilities (e.g., reading, math), as well as cognitive impairments related to traumatic brain injury or and other medical conditions (e.g. epilepsy). She is fluent in both English and Arabic, and assesses adults and older adults in Arabic, schedule permitting. The BCC does not take insurance, however Dr. Abouezzeddine provides itemized receipts for reimbursement and guidance for getting pre-approved for an out of network pediatric assessment.

Betsy Barber, Psy.D.

Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor

Betsy Barber is the Associate Director of the Institute for Spiritual Formation at Talbot Theological Seminary. Dr. Barber’s clinical practice specializes in the soul care and mental health of Christian workers. She has particular interest in spiritual formation and supervision of students in psychodynamic psychotherapy and spiritual direction. Dr. Barber provides clinical supervision for BCC doctoral interns. She also teaches courses in spiritual formation, soul care, missions, maturity, and marital relationships.

Berry Bishop, Psy.D.

Psychologist

Berry Bishop is the Director of the MFT Program at Talbot Theological Seminary. Dr. Bishop graduated from Talbot with a Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, and then obtained her doctorate in psychology from Azusa Pacific University. Her primary research interest is in the area of trauma and spiritual direction. In addition to teaching, she continues to practice as a clinical psychologist. Dr. Bishop is married with three children.

Cayla Bland, Ph.D.

Therapist and Clinical Supervisor

Cayla Bland is Director of the Online Psychology Program for the Rosemead School of Psychology and a licensed marriage and family therapist. In addition to her teaching and administrative duties at Rosemead, she provides therapy for couples and families and provides clinical supervision for MFT trainees enrolled in the Talbot MFT program who are training at the BCC.

Earl Bland, Psy.D., Psy.D.

Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor

Earl Bland is a Professor of Psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology, a licensed clinical psychologist, and completed his second doctor of psychology in psychoanalysis at the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in LA. In addition to his teaching and research activities at Rosemead, he provides clinical supervision for doctoral interns at the BCC.

Joseph De Luna, Psy.D., R.P.T.

Psychologist

Joseph De Luna is the Director of Doctoral Programs for the Rosemead School of Psychology, a licensed clinical psychologist and registered play therapist. In addition to his teaching and administrative duties at Rosemead, he provides therapy for children and families at the Biola Counseling Center.

Todd W. Hall, Ph.D.

Psychologist

Todd Hall is a Professor of Psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology and a licensed clinical psychologist. His current research and teaching interests include psychodynamic psychotherapy, spiritual formation, positive psychology, and relational spirituality. In addition to his teaching and research activities at Rosemead, he maintains a small clinical practice at the BCC, providing psychodynamic therapy for adults, with a specialization in working with pastors and leaders.

Ray Kim, Psy.D.

Adjunct Clinical Supervisor

A graduate of Rosemead School of Psychology, Dr. Kim serves as an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor for the BCC. Dr. Kim has worked in a variety of settings including the Biola Counseling Center and community based mental health. He has extensive experience in the correctional and forensic settings, where he currently works full-time as a licensed consulting psychologist. Dr. Kim’s clinical interests include psychodynamically oriented therapy with adults/young adults, men's issues, forensic evaluation, and supervision/training.

Kelsey Mendoza, Psy.D.

Adjunct Clinical Supervisor

A graduate of Rosemead School of Psychology, Dr. Mendoza serves as an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor for the BCC. Dr. Mendoza practices as a licensed psychologist in Fullerton, CA where she specializes in treating young adults experiencing life transitions, identity issues, spiritual concerns, grief and relationship difficulties.

Rebecca “Becca” Oliver Roman, Ph.D.

Adjunct Clinical Supervisor

A graduate of Rosemead School of Psychology, Dr. Oliver Roman serves as an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor for the BCC. She has also taught graduate courses for Rosemead. Dr. Oliver Roman practices as a licensed psychologist in Irvine, CA where she treats individual adults and couples from an integrative approach combining a psychodynamic framework with CBT, DBT, EFT and mindfulness techniques. She specializes with emerging adults and spiritual/religious concerns.

Sonya Park, Ph.D.

Adjunct Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Sonya Park serves as an adjunct clinical supervisor at the Biola Counseling Center, providing clinical supervision to psychology graduate students in training. Dr. Park received her doctorate degree in clinical psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology and has received training from a wide range of settings including community mental health, university counseling centers, medical facilities, and a psychiatric state hospital. Dr. Park currently works in private practice and her clinical interests include depression, anxiety, Asian-American mental health, bicultural individuals, life transitions, spiritual trauma, and supervision and training.

John Poston, Ph.D.

Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor

John Poston is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Rosemead School of Psychology and a licensed clinical psychologist. His current research and teaching interests include psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychological testing, and the integration of psychology and theology (e.g. God image, attachment to God). In addition to his teaching and research activities at Rosemead, he maintains a small clinical practice and provides clinical supervision for doctoral interns at the BCC.

Ruth Ramirez, Psy.D.

Adjunct Clinical Supervisor

Dr. Ramirez serves as an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor for the BCC. She is a bilingual (English/Spanish) licensed psychologist with expertise in trauma and a passion for integrating religion/spirituality into treatment. Dr. Ramirez also works with couples on marital/relationship issues in her Culver City, CA practice.

Sherry Shaw, Psy.D.

Adjunct Clinical Supervisor

A graduate of Rosemead School of Psychology, Dr. Shaw serves as an Adjunct Clinical Supervisor for the BCC. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with a private practice in Lake Forest, CA, where she provides psychotherapy to individuals and couples with bicultural or multicultural backgrounds. Dr. Shaw also provides trainings on diversity issues to training programs.

Willa Williams, LMFT

Therapist

Willa Williams is a former missionary and current Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She works at the Biola Counseling Center as a therapist and is the Consulting Therapist at the Biola Center for Marriage and Relationships where she also co-teaches a class on Christian perspectives on marriage and relationships. She is Level 3 Trained in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy, a Certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator, and graduate of the Couples Institute, Level 1. She has a passion for healthy relationships and enjoys working with couples as well as individuals.

Post-Doc Clinicians & APA Doctoral Interns

Greg Loumagne, Psy.D.

Post-Doctoral Clinician

A graduate of Rosemead, Dr. Loumagne serves as a Clinical Supervisor for practicum trainees at the BCC and provides psychotherapy for individuals and couples.

John Han, Psy.D.

Post-Doctoral Clinician

A graduate of Azusa Pacific University, Dr. Han serves as a Clinical Supervisor for practicum trainees at the BCC.

H. Michelle Gomez, M.A.

Doctoral Intern

Psy.D. student at Rosemead School of Psychology.

Francisca Martinez, M.A.

Doctoral Intern

Psy.D. student at Rosemead School of Psychology.

Kyle Mitchell, M.A.

Doctoral Intern

Psy.D. student at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Thea Riley, M.A.

Doctoral Intern

Psy.D. student at Rosemead School of Psychology.

Staff Therapist/TAs

Not pictured: Christina Kim, M.A. - Psy.D. student at Rosemead School of Psychology

Tessa Austin, M.A.

Psy.D. student at Rosemead School of Psychology

Matthew Duff, M.A.

Psy.D. student at Rosemead School of Psychology

Dayspring Goforth, M.A.

Ph.D. student at Rosemead School of Psychology

Stella Hyun, M.A.

Psy.D. student at Rosemead School of Psychology

Michelle Kim, M.A.

Ph.D. student at Rosemead School of Psychology

Eunhye Grace Pang, M.A.

Ph.D. student at Rosemead School of Psychology

Robert Shin, M.A.

Psy.D. student at Rosemead School of Psychology

Jeffrey Yuen, M.A.

Ph.D. student at Rosemead School of Psychology

Advanced Practicum Trainees


Back row left to right: Jaci Miller, Shelby Massey, Josiah Robinson, Kai Agena, Sean Noe (Fuller)

Front row left to right: Priscilla Chang (Fuller), Grace Kim, Sarah Lawson, Carin Mangassarian

Psy.D. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology programs
Rosemead School of Psychology and
Fuller Theological Seminary

First Practicum Trainees


Back row left to right: Nathan Moranville, Luya Zheng, Ryan Goodlett, Amber Beteta, Derek Frank, Nicole Chang, Mark Greenberg, Brittany Young, Sofia Corey, Michelle Kainz

Front row left to right: Mira Makar, Josseline Melgar, Kenric Tran, Aly Tierney, Grace Thompson, Katherine Flamenco, Mia Herrera, Lilah Behnke-Mehne, Priscilla Kwong, Diana Nguyen, Sara Kim

Psy.D. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology programs
Rosemead School of Psychology

MFT Trainees


Samantha Santos, Erica Choi, Luis Lopez
M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy program
Talbot School of Theology

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Office Manager

Kashmir Ibarra

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Bobbi Williams

Administrative Assistant

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