Chanté DeLoach, Psy.D.
Chanté DeLoach received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Texas, and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology and Doctor of Psychology from Azusa Pacific University. She is trained in EMDR and has done postgraduate work in global mental health and refugee trauma through the collaborative program of Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Ministry of Health Italy (Istituto Superiore di Sanita).
DeLoach serves as core faculty and director of the Trauma Specialization and Certificate program at Antioch University, Los Angeles. In addition, she is an associate professor and co-chair of the Center for African Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is the founder and executive director of her private practice—Luminesce Psychological Services—through which she provides extensive psychological services to traditionally marginalized communities.
DeLoach is involved in local and national leadership, having served as president of the Chicago chapter of the Association of Black Psychologists. Her community service includes work as a volunteer psychologist with Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network. A staunch advocate for using one’s social capital, training, and privilege for the benefit of and in solidarity with marginalized peoples, DeLoach has engaged in clinical and humanitarian work in numerous countries, including Ethiopia, Zambia, Ecuador, Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, and Haiti. She continues to research and publish in the areas of family systems, community and liberation psychologies, and trauma.