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Free Relationship Advice

Need relationship advice? Come to the CMR to receive wisdom and counsel for relationship issues in friendships, roommate relationships, dating, marriage or more! This is not formal counseling therapy, but rather an opportunity to bring your questions to a trusted, trained individual who can offer wise, biblical counsel on any relationship issues.

Staff Availability

  • Chris Grace, Ph.D. 
  • Willa Williams, M.A., LMFT
    • Monday: 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    • Thursday: 2 - 4 p.m.
  • Sarah Do, M.A.
    • Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 - 3 p.m. (virtual only)
    • Thursday: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m (virtual only)

Learn more about our team below

How to Make an Appointment

Make an appointment online!

You can also make an appointment by calling us at 562-903-4708 or emailing

Arrive for your appointment 5-10 minutes early at the CMR office located directly to the left of the Biola Cafeteria.

Meet the Team

Chris Grace, Ph.D.


For more than 30 years Chris has been writing, teaching, and speaking nationally to thousands of couples, churches, and college students on healthy relationships. He is the director of the Center for Marriage and Relationships at Biola University, and is a social psychologist and professor at the Rosemead School of Psychology. Chris teaches an introduction to psychology course, co-teaches a course on Christian relationships, and co-hosts the Art of Relationships Podcast with his beautiful wife and co-director, Alisa. Together they authored the Marriage Mentoring Workbook and Video Series, and serve on the speaking team for FamilyLife.

Willa Williams, M.A., LMFT

Consulting Therapist

Willa Williams is a former missionary and current Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has been married for over 35 years and has two amazing sons and two lovely daughters-in-love. 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.

Willa has a Master of Arts in Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Deerfield, IL) and a Master of Arts in Counseling in Psychology from Trinity International University (Deerfield, IL). 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. Before coming to Biola, she served overseas at the Spanish Bible Institute in Barcelona, Spain, where she taught a class on counseling skills for pastors and served as the staff therapist for the students. She has a passion for healthy relationships and enjoys working with couples as well as individuals. She appreciates the immense impact that healthy marriages and relationships have on couples as well as future generations. 

Sarah Do, M.A.

Staff Counselor

Sarah Do (M.A. ’20), serves as a Staff Counselor with the Biola University Center for Marriage and Relationships. She is certified in Prepare/Enrich Marriage Assessment and Mental-Health First Aid certified to identify, understand and respond to mental health crisis.

Sarah graduated from Talbot School of Theology with a graduate degree in Christian Ministry & Leadership, with an emphasis in Pastoral Care & Counseling. Sarah is also an ordained minister with the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel (ICFG). For the last 30 years, she has actively served in children’s and family ministries and is passionate about seeing people build solid and healthy relationships. For Sarah, it is an absolute joy to partner with others to see them fulfill their greatest potential and calling. Sarah and her husband, Kien have been happily married for over 30 years and have two amazing children: Grace and her husband Jordan, and Nathaniel.