DeAnza Spaulding, PhD

DeAnza Spaulding

DeAnza Spaulding, PhD

Dr. DeAnza Spaulding (she/her) is the esteemed founder of Renew Therapy & Consultation. With a strong focus on mental health services for the BIPOC community and domestic violence, Dr. Spaulding is a dedicated trauma therapist. She holds a BS in Sociology from Central Washington University, an MA in Counseling Psychology from the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, and a PhD in International Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

As an Adjunct Professor at The Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine, Dr. Spaulding imparts her wisdom by teaching courses on race, cultural competency, trauma-informed care, and domestic violence. Her extensive experience includes nearly a decade of service as the Justice and Compassion Pastor at Quest Church in Seattle. During this time, she founded the Q Cafe and The Bridge Care Center, an impactful citywide outreach ministry for the unhoused.

Driven by a passion to help those in need, Dr. Spaulding has travelled to Turkey, China, and Thailand to provide support to internally displaced persons who have suffered from domestic violence. Notably, she has developed a groundbreaking therapy framework called Story Healing, specifically designed to address trauma related to internalized oppression.

Currently serving as Pastor at Valley and Mountain, DeAnza Spaulding is also working on an inspiring book titled “What If I Told You There Was Nothing Wrong With You?: Racism and the Stigma of Mental Health.”