Staff

Melanie A. Taylor, PsyD - Director

As Director of the Biola Counseling Center and a faculty member of Rosemead School of Psychology, Dr. Taylor’s responsibilities include administration of the clinic, long-term psychodynamic therapy with adults and the training and supervision of practicum students and staff therapists. The focus of the graduate training is the development of clinical skills and professionalism. Additional interests include mental health issues of today’s college students, administration of a clinic that serves both the college and the community, and how to create a positive work environment in a stressful field. Professional affiliations include the American Psychological Association and the California Psychological Association.

James M. Woody, PsyD - Associate Director

In addition to his work at the Biola Counseling Center, Dr. Woody serves as special appointment faculty at Rosemead School of Psychology. Dr. Woody is particularly interested in the clinical training of graduate psychology students, with an emphasis upon developing the student's understanding of the developmental and attachment processes that contribute to the compromised interpersonal functioning of their clients. Dr. Woody's clinical interests include psychodynamic work with adults, as well as the application of existential and behavioral principles to the treatment of anxiety and depression. Dr. Woody has received specialized training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from The New Center for Psychoanalysis and is a member of the American Psychoanalytic Association (APSAA).

Michele M. Willingham, PsyD - Director of Internship Training

Passionate about clinical training and college student mental health, Dr. Willingham serves as Biola Counseling Center’s Director of Internship Training and is a member of the Rosemead School of Psychology faculty. Dr. Willingham oversees the center’s full-time, pre-doctoral psychology internship that focuses on honing culturally-competent clinical, crisis, consultation and outreach education skills in the dual contexts of both a university and community counseling center. Her clinical interests include therapy with adults, especially young adults/college students, blending cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and psychodynamic perspectives and interventions. Dr. Willingham is a Certified Instructor for Mental Health First Aid and QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training. She is active in the California Psychological Association’s Division II, for Education and Training, and the Association for Counseling Center Training Agencies (ACCTA).

Brady D. Goss, PsyD - Staff Psychologist & Internship Supervisor

Dr. Goss currently serves as the full-time Pre-Doctoral Internship supervisor and staff psychologist for the BCC. He additionally holds special appointment as faculty at Rosemead School of Psychology where he teaches graduate 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 high quality psychotherapy, supervision, and trainings with this perspective in mind. Dr. Goss is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), Division 39 of APA (Psychoanalysis), the California Psychological Association (CPA), and the Society for Exploration of Psychoanalytic Therapies and Theology (SEPTT).

Tania Abouezzeddine, PhD

Dr. Abouezzeddine is a licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist (across the lifespan with a specialty in Pediatrics) and is a full-time faculty member at Rosemead School of Psychology. She obtained her doctoral degree from the University of Southern California where she specialized in childhood trauma and resilience, which continue to be areas of research interest. After the completion of her doctoral studies, Dr. Abouezzeddine went on to specialize in Clinical Neuropsychology, beginning with a clinical internship in Geriatric Neuropsychology at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center and continuing on with two additional years of clinical post-doctoral studies in Pediatric Neuropsychology at UCLA’s Semel Institute of Neuroscience. Dr. Abouezzeddine specializes in the cognitive assessment of children and adolescents with any neurodevelopmental disorder (e.g. ADHD, Autism), Learning Disorders (e.g. Reading, Math), or other cognitive impairment related to Traumatic Brain injury or other medical conditions (e.g. epilepsy). She also occasionally assesses adults and older adults schedule permitting. She is fluent in both English and Arabic.

David Cimbora, PhD

Dr. Cimbora earned his doctorate in 1997 and has been licensed as a psychologist in the state of California since 1999. He carries a small clinical practice through the Biola Counseling Center, and he is also currently a full-time faculty member at Rosemead School of Psychology, at Biola University. His areas of specialty include couples therapy and family therapy, and he also enjoys working with individual adults and adolescents. He has significant experience in personality assessment as well.

Todd Hall, PhD

Dr. Hall received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University, and is a licensed psychologist in the state of California. He completed his internship training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C., and served for two years on active duty in the Army as Chief of Mental Health at Fort Huachuca, AZ, prior to becoming a professor at Biola. Dr. Hall has experience in the areas of personality assessment, marital therapy, individual therapy with adults, and organizational development. Currently, his practice focuses on individual therapy with adults from attachment and relational psychoanalytic perspectives. Dr. Hall is active in research, writing, and speaking in the area of spiritual formation and soul care.

David C. Wang, Th.M., PhD

Dr. Wang is a licensed psychologist and on full-time faculty at the Rosemead School of Psychology, where he teaches courses in trauma therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, personality assessment, and the integration of psychology and the Christian faith. While in graduate school at the University of Houston, he completed his internship and most of his clinical training at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, where he provided therapy to individuals and groups struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder. Currently, his practice focuses on short-term and long-term individual therapy with adults as well as couples therapy. Dr. Wang also holds a Masters of Theology degree with a concentration in Spiritual Theology from Regent College (Vancouver, British Columbia).

Ruth Ann Graybill, MSW, LCSW

Ruth Ann Graybill is a licensed clinical social worker and a graduate of Rutgers University. She has been on staff at Biola Counseling Center since 1980, counseling adolescents, individual adults, couples, and families. Trained from both cognitive-behavioral and systems perspectives, she has a special interest in working with couples and families - nuclear, single-parent, blended, and extended family situations. She is also trained in crisis intervention and debriefing (both Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and personal debriefing), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and is often called on to deal with crisis/trauma situations in the community. Ruth Ann also has a keen interest in providing member care to missionaries. She works closely with several mission organizations, providing pre-field assessment and training, crisis intervention, on-site counseling, and debriefing. She serves as advisor to Biola University’s chapter of Mu Kappa, an organization for college students who grew up on the mission field. She was formerly an adjunct faculty member at Rosemead School of Psychology.