Staff Members

Alan Goodwin, J.D., Ph.D., Director

The Director of Student Counseling Services, Dr. Alan Goodwin, is a California licensed psychologist (PSY19421) and attorney (CA Bar #156717). Dr. Goodwin attended Southern Illinois University, where he earned Master's and Ph.D. degrees from SIU's APA accredited Counseling Psychology program. He completed an APA accredited internship at the Counseling and Psychological Services center at the University of California at Davis. Prior to becoming a licensed psychologist, Dr. Goodwin practiced law in California. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School and earned his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University. Trained as a generalist, his areas of expertise include anxiety and anger treatment and management, goal-directed and integrative treatment of depression, LGBT identity development, and recovery and addiction treatment. Dr. Goodwin embraces an integrative theoretical orientation that utilizes both traditional methods of western psychotherapy plus helping techniques focused on mindfulness and compassion whose origins are more closely connected to Eastern traditions.  He also frequently conducts workshops for mental health professionals and trainees on matters of law and ethics.

Ginny Maril, Ph.D., Training Director

Ginny Maril, Ph.D. a California licensed psychologist (PSY25977), serves as the Director of Training at Student Counseling Services. Dr. Maril completed her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Psychology degrees at the University of Dallas. She attended Texas Woman's University where she earned her Doctor of Philosophy from the APA-accredited Counseling Psychology program. She completed an APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at Texas Woman's University Counseling Center and her post-doctoral fellowship at California Lutheran University. Dr. Maril's professional and research interests include living with chronic illness, caregiver stress, traumatic stress, existential theory, and social justice.

Sophia Chang, M.F.T., Psy.D., Post-doctoral Fellow

Dr. Sophia Chang serves as the 2014-2015 Post-doctoral Fellow at SCS. Sophia earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP). She also holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC). She is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 50767). Sophia has extensive experience working both with community members of all ages and with college students in several university counseling centers. She specializes in interpersonal relationship problems/conflicts, couples’ counseling, depression and anxiety, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), multicultural counseling, and international student counseling. Sophia is dedicated to creating secure therapeutic relationships so that clients are well supported throughout their time at California Lutheran University. We are so pleased to have Sophia on our team for this entire academic year!

Gregory Daven, M.F.T., Administrative Coordinator

Gregory Daven runs the administrative activities at Student Counseling Services. A graduate of the CLU Marriage and Family Therapy Masters program, Greg coordinates the administrative aspects of service provision at SCS. A skilled therapist in his own right, we feel so fortunate to have his knowledge and wisdom regarding a wide variety of issues related to counseling service provision. In his off-hours, Greg is actively working toward licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist. Although visitors to SCS might not immediately know it, Greg's warmth and generous spirit greet visitors even before he does. He is our daily flavored water chef, the meditation music dj, and the relaxation video director, all of which help to define the center as a place where comfort and humor lay a foundation for healing and learning.

Past interns and post-doctoral Felows at the Student Counseling Services.