Amanda Sekijima, M.D.


Amanda (she/her/hers) is a psychiatry resident at Providence Psychiatry Residency Spokane. She originally accepted a division I college soccer scholarship, later deciding to shift her focus to pursuing her neurobiology degree. Not only did she nuture her fascination of the study of the human brain, she concurrently pursued her passion for languages and culture, with opportunities to work in a medical clinic in Lima, Peru and study German in Vienna, Austria. Prior to attending medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine - Seattle, she conducted neuroscience research, taught trauma-informed Yoga and meditation, and coached Crossfit.

Amanda served as co-president for the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association (APAMSA) UW chapter during medical school, advocating for awareness and change of health disparities and inequities in immigrant populations, and co-authored a resolution that was adopted into national APAMSA policy. Her transformative experience at the UW Alene Morris National Education for Women’s Leadership Institute allowed her the opportunity to learn from women leaders from a wide range of political and civic backgrounds actively engaged in changing society. This equipped her with new knowledge and skills to make a difference through civic engagement and political participation, actions imperative in the role of a Psychiatrist as we advocate for improved access to mental healthcare for our patients. She is thrilled to be part of the WSPA community and hopes to contribute to lobbying efforts to impact legislative change and disrupt oppressive cycles.