Chante' DeLoach, PsyD

Core Faculty and Director of Trauma Specialization, MA in Psychology


Dr. Chanté DeLoach is trained in EMDR and has done additional post-graduate work in Global Mental Health and Refugee Trauma with the Collaborative Program of Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, & Ministry of Health Italy (Istituto Superiore di Sanita).

Dr. DeLoach is a long-time educator, having worked with a number of colleges and universities including The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, College of the Holy Cross, and California State University, Long Beach. She is the founder and executive director of her private practice – luminesce psychological services – through which she is able to provide extensive psychological services to traditionally marginalized communities.

Dr. DeLoach remains involved in local and national leadership having served as a  previous 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,

Dr. DeLoach has engaged in clinical and humanitarian work in numerous countries including Ethiopia, Zambia, Ecuador, Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, and Haiti to name a few. She continues to research and publish in the areas of family systems, community and  liberation psychologies, and trauma.