Thank you for your interest in Strive Therapy! I’m Brittany VelaBorja (she/her/hers) and I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#LF61411280) in the state of Washington. I am also affiliated with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).


I received my Bachelor’s of Science degree in psychology from Washington State University and my Master’s of Art degree in marriage and family therapy from Antioch University, Seattle.

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am required to attend continuing education courses. This helps me stay relevant, practice ethically, and serve my clients.


I’ve worked in the mental health field since 2017. Before that, I worked at a childcare center. I have experience working in both inpatient and outpatient settings, community mental health agencies, schools, hospitals, and jails. Before attaining my therapy license, I served as a case manager and crisis response specialist.



About Me

I come from a mixed culture family. My mom is Guatemalan and my dad is White. Both of my parents served in the military, so I've lived in a few different states. Washington, however, is my home. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my two cool dogs, eating/cooking good food, and hiking.

As a cis, het, White passing individual, I have privilege. Based on my identity, my life experiences may greatly differ from yours. Because of this, I know that you’re the expert of your own life. You know yourself, your identity, and your culture better than I ever could. Aside from being a woman, I can never fully understand what it's like to be a part of a marginalized population.

Because of my identity, I know that I might not be the right therapist for everyone. As a human being, you deserve to feel safe, heard, and respected, regardless of who you enter a therapeutic relationship with. I strive to support and serve as an ally for those belonging to marginalized populations including, but not limited to, BIPOC and LGBTQ+.