Brittney Starkey, LMFTA

Brittney Starkey

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I have always known that I wanted to do meaningful work that would be helpful to the lives of others. I am someone who is naturally introspective, empathetic, accepting, and curious about the human experience and the different stories it comes packaged in.

I believe that everyone has two things: a journey and a story. Your journey is the ongoing process of how you navigate through life. Your story is how you define and share your experiences about that journey. Making a decision to reach out, to be vulnerable with your story, to risk honesty and openness about your journey takes courage, something I don’t take lightly. I think deep down all people have a universal longing to be loved, heard, and accepted for who they truly are. People also hold the inner strengths and resources for positive growth and have a natural draw towards positive change.

Although, it is in relationship we often experience pain and suffering, it is that very same place we have the opportunity to experience healing, growth and joy. The therapist-client relationship is a foundational part of therapy. I like to build this relationship on mutual trust, honesty, and open-communication. In my work with you, I aim to create a welcoming, accepting, genuine, and nonjudgmental space to facilitate exploration and change. I value and use the therapist-client relationship as a model and representation of what it means to practice and be in healthy relationship.

I approach therapy collaboratively, informed by trainings in relational psychotherapy, attachment theory, the biopsychosocial model, the multicontextual model, trauma-informed care, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and you—the client, as you are the expert in your own life. My role is to act as a guide during the ups and downs of your journey, wherever you may need support, and empowerment in taking steps towards your desired destination.

I am currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in Washington State. I received my Master of Marriage and Family Therapy through Abilene Christian University.

In my free time, I enjoy quality time with friends and family, snuggling up with a good book, watching movies, traveling, hiking, and of course exploring the Pacific Northwest.

I am honored and it is my privilege to be a guest during this chapter in your story. I look forward to helping you live in fulfillment!

Specialties and areas of focus

  • Individuals/Families/Couples
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief/loss
  • Life transitions
  • Self-esteem/Identity
  • Trauma
  • BIPOC/Racism
  • Women
  • Young adults
  • Adolescents

Q&A with Brittney

1.) Some therapists are more comfortable addressing the immediate problem, while others want to focus on the deeper issue. Which are you?

I like to integrate a combination of both. Although immediate problems are important I find they are usually an extension or a symptom of the deeper issue at play.

2.) Do you tend to lead the session, or follow my lead?

I tend to take a collaborative approach. I believe clients are the experts in their own lives and meeting them where they are with my own expertise, in order to achieve their goals.

3.) What are your strengths as a therapist?

Hopeful. Empathetic. Non-judgmental. Accepting. Committed.

4.) If you had one superpower, what would it be and why?

Definitely super speed…with self control. I like to get things done and slow down in the moments it matters.

5.) What makes you laugh?

Anything or anyone being goofy. I love to laugh, people who laugh and generally find humor in things.

6.) Who would you have dinner with, dead or alive?

Michelle Obama!