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“... find freedom, aliveness, and power not from what contains, locates, or protects us, but from what dissolves, reveals, and expands us”

Eve Ensler

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DeAnza J Spaulding, PhD, MA, LMHC


Hello & Welcome to Renew Therapy!

I hope you know what a courageous step it is to seek support for your mental health! Trauma responses have to do with your humanity and how you are designed to survive. The responses and symptoms you experience in trauma are not because you are broken.  I specialize in trauma and can help you understand your process to be empowered in your story, dignity & worth.


The journey to find a therapist is personal and important. I understand how valuable it is to find the right connection. I am a queer, brown, Filipina therapist who incorporates an anti-oppression, trauma-informed & human rights approach in therapy. I am passionate about finding tools that will help you move toward your hopes and goals.  


My therapy approach can be described as curious, compassionate, collaborative, mindful, holistic, empowering and client-centered.  My background in International Psychology and Trauma has equipped me to understand the intersections of our individual identity within broader cultural contexts.  


You are the expert of your story. I join you in pursuing your goals. I use humor, honesty, and compassion to build acceptance in the therapeutic process and relationship.  

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My Background

  • PhD, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, International Psychology

  • MA, Counseling Psychology, Western Seminary of Seattle

  • BS, Sociology, Central Washington University

    • Fellow, The Center of Multicultural and Diversity Studies

    • American Psychological Association, Division 52 Video Winner

    • Inductee, Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Society, Yale

    • Inhabit Enterprise Challenge Winner, Inhabit Conference

  • Adjunct instructor at The Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine, Present

  • Researcher, Michigan State University, 2017-2018

  • Specialized Populations Consultant, The Emily Program, 2013-2015

  • Justice & Compassion Pastor, Quest, 2003-2012

  • Case Manager, The Church Council of Greater Seattle, 2003-2005

  • Case Manager, Friends of Youth, 2002-2003

What to Expect at Your Visit

Guidance on Your Path to Self-Healing

Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and in my sessions I promote behavioral transformation by encouraging a positive outlook and the adoption of new attitudes and reactions. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.


Folks I work with:



  • Women

  • Folks of Color 
  • Multi-racial / Bi-racial
  • APIHDESI American
  • Filipino / Asian Diaspora 


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Services Offered

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Individual Therapy

In my therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. I will support clients to identify and “re-frame” reactions, and provide valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. I’m confident you’ll find personalized Individual Therapy beneficial and inspirational. Individual therapy can be helpful for experiences of:


  • Depression / Anxiety

  • Trauma

  • Sexuality

  • Identity 

  • Life Transitions 

  • Body Relationship / Mindful Eating

  • Grief / Loss

  • Adapting to a new culture

  • Multi-cultural & Acculturation Dynamics

  • Domestic Violence / Sexual Assault Survivors

  • Racial Trauma 

  • Intergenerational Trauma


  • Spiritual Abuse

Therapies Offered:

  • Story Healing

  • Neuropsychological framework

  • Psychodynamic Processing

  • Embodied/Somatic 

  • Integrative (Mind, Body, Soul)

  • Cross-Cultural / Multi-cultural

  • EMDR

  • Parts Work 

  • Systems / Developmental

  • Genograms

  • Somatic Attachment & Regulation

  • Ecological Attachment 

  • Deconstruction & Reclamation 

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Couples Therapy

If you’re looking for quality Couples Therapy sessions with a trained Mental Health Service Provider that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. I guide my patients every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Schedule an appointment today and let's see what I can do for you.


  • Premarital counseling

  • Life Transitions

  • Becoming & Reconnecting

  • Co-regulation & Attachment 

Family Therapy

  • Blended Family Systems

  • Multi-cultural Family

  • Family Transitions 

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DeAnza was an amazing counselor. She helped me greatly with our sessions together and was incredibly attentive to what I had to say. She made it very easy to open up and you felt immediately comfortable having her help you with your current situations. I highly recommend DeAnza!

Seattle, WA

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