Meet the Staff

  • Lori Lacy, Psy.D.
    Interim Director

    Lori is a licensed psychologist (PSY 26032) and has been on staff at the UCC since 2011. Lori earned a master’s and doctorate in clinical psychology from Azusa Pacific. In addition to overseeing the UCC’s groups and workshops program, she is passionate about clinical supervision and leadership development. Her areas of clinical interest include spiritual integration, women’s issues, food and body image concerns, and identity development.

  • 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.

  • Doug Yost, M.A., LMFT
    Associate Director of Clinical Services

    Doug is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFC 49099), receiving his master’s degree from Hope International University. His background is in working with high risk youth and teens, couples counseling, and providing clinical supervision. In addition to his clinical duties at the UCC, Doug is an adjunct professor in both the undergraduate and graduate psychology programs at APU. His areas of interest include men’s issues, life transitions, faith and spiritual development, and couples counseling.

  • Kim Cross
    Administrative 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., LMFT
    Marriage 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.

  • Suzannia Holden, Psy.D.

    Suzannia is a licensed psychologist (PSY 28999) and has been at APU since 2014. She received her doctorate in clinical-community psychology in 2013 from the University of La Verne. She has a passion for helping students recognize their capabilities and collaboratively creating changes in their lives. Her diverse areas of interest include resilience factors, trauma, racial/ethnic identity development, relational patterns/interpersonal relatedness, disability related issues, and providing support for students with adjustment concerns, anxiety, and depression.

  • Patricia Becerra, MSW, LCSW
    Clinical Care and Crisis Manager

    Patricia is a licensed clinical social worker (LCS 26901) who joined the UCC team in 2017 after providing mental health services in community-based and hospital settings. She completed her training at Smith College School for Social Work in 2007 and has extensive training in trauma-based counseling and working with minority populations. As a Latina psychotherapist, she seeks to understand each student’s culture and strengths, even when in crisis.