Founder Bio

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DeAnza Spaulding, PhD

 DeAnza Spaulding is a mental health therapist and owns a private practice in Seattle.  Dr. Spaulding is an adjunct faculty member at The Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine where she teaches acupuncturists cross-cultural communication and mental health assessments for patients.  

Dr. Spaulding received her BS from Central Washington University in Sociology and her MA from The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology.  


For over a decade, Dr. Spaulding was a minister at Quest Church in Seattle.  Her primary interest was outreach to men and women experiencing homelessness.  She started outreach models in homelessness called To the Streets and The Bridge Care Center.  The Bridge Care Center incorporated counseling, case management and basic material resources for men and women in the local community.  


Dr. Spaulding is an international consultant in Thailand and Tanzania and has a special interest in developing mental health resources for women, immigrants and refugees.  Dr. Spaulding was a fellow with The Center of Multicultural and Diversity Affairs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.  She was inducted to The Bouchet Society at Yale in 2015.  In addition, she was a winner of the Inhabit Enterprise Challenge and the American Psychological Association Division 52 international psychology video challenge.