Meet the Staff
Bill Fiala, Ph.D.Director
Bill is a licensed psychologist (PSY 17213) and has been director of the UCC since 2000. He also serves as the associate dean of students and oversees wellness services as a member of the Student Life administrative team. Bill received his doctorate in clinical psychology and master’s degree in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. His areas of interest include faith and spiritual development, life transitions, leadership and management, power and privilege, stress and coping, and gender and identity issues.
Grace Kim, Ph.D.Assistant Director, Training Director
Grace is a licensed psychologist (PSY 18558) and has been on staff since 2001. Her primary role is to serve as training director for the advanced practicum training program. Grace received her doctorate in clinical psychology and master's degree in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. Her main areas of interest include supervision and training, multicultural counseling, Asian American mental health, faith/spirituality, mindfulness, and women's issues.
Joel Sagawa, Ph.D.Assistant Director, Clinical Services Director
Joel is a licensed psychologist (PSY 23683) and began at the UCC in 2008. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology and master’s degree in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary. In addition to his clinical duties at the UCC, Joel has also served as an adjunct professor in the Honors Program at APU and as a clinical adjunct professor for Fuller’s Graduate School of Psychology. His areas of interest include integrative and relational psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, supervision and training, spiritual development, mindfulness-based stress reduction, multi-ethnic identity development, and gender and identity issues.
Kim CrossAdministrative Assistant
Kim has worked at APU since 1998. She came to the University Counseling Center with experience working in areas such as the Office of the President, Residence Life, and the Office of the Campus Pastors. She loves working in the college setting and serving people. She has a great connection with students and parents as one of her daughters received her bachelor’s degree from APU in 2003.
Mara Clark, M.S., LMFTMarriage and Family Therapist
Mara Clark is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFC 33670) and has been on staff at the UCC for more than 20 years. She received a masters in sports psychology from Cal Poly Pomona and an MFT from APU. Her areas of interest include working with athletes, relationship issues, family of origin issues, personal growth, and trauma. She is also a trained and certified EMDR therapist.
Angel Duncan, Psy.D.Postdoctoral Counselor
Angel is a psychologist trained in the depth psychology tradition. She received her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and her Doctorate in clinical psychology from APU. Angel approaches her clinical work with authenticity, empathy, and hopefulness, and she has a tremendous heart for integrating cultural factors in therapy. Her areas of specialization include depression, anxiety, life transitions, and women’s health.
Lori Lacy, Psy.D.Postdoctoral Counselor
Lori has been part of the UCC team since 2011. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology at APU and also attended APU as an undergraduate student. Lori serves as a member of the Eating Disorder Task Force and runs the Peace with Food and Body Image group on campus. She has also taught in the Department of Psychology. Her areas of interest include faith integration, women’s issues, self-esteem, body image, and eating disorders.
Eric Weaver, M.S., LMFTClinical Care/Crisis Manager
Eric is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFC 46968) and maintains a small private practice in Glendora. Eric received his master's degree in marital and family therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary and has a background in working with high risk youth and teens. His areas of interest include identity formation, abuse recovery, life transitions, conflict resolution, and couples counseling.