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Santee Team ~ In Person & Telehealth available

Ian Saward, LMFT

Ian Saward, LMFT

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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist  108556 & Clinical Leader 

My specialities include trauma, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. I take an eclectic approach to therapy that includes Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), Solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, and using the connections between the mind and body for grounding and self-regulation. Mostly, recently, I have provided outpatient care both in person and via Telehealth. I have a wide range of prior work experiences: non profit agencies with foster youth, domestic violence survivors, children and adolescents in a school based program, adolescents on probation, residential programs, crisis intervention for youth, and with children removed from their families by Child Welfare Services. Prior to becoming a therapist, I was a professional soccer player in England, professional soccer coach and ran a family construction business for many years. In 2011, I obtained my Master’s degree in Counseling and have been providing mental health care for the last 13 years and counting. I joined Grow Through Life Counseling in 2023 as the Clinical Leader of the Chula Vista location providing direct care and supervisor associate therapists. I am excited to work with Tricare families and appreciate the sacrifices of our military service members, their families and our veterans.

Britney Sanders, AMFT

Britney Sander, AMFT

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Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist 121264 Supervised by Ian Saward, LMFT

Britney has 5 years of clinical experience in inpatient, partial hospitalization, and community settings. Britney provides therapeutic services to children, teens, adults, couples, and families. She has treated a variety of diagnoses and issues, including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, crisis, addiction, trauma, and relational problems. She has experience helping children, teens, adults and families through the process of grief and loss related to issues like death, illness, divorce, and job loss. Britney enjoys working with clients of all ages and she particularly enjoys helping clients through life transitions. Britney utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), art therapy, play therapy, and family systems theory. Britney views therapy as a collaborative process and works to build an empathetic, safe, and non-judgmental environment for clients to heal and grow. Britney is committed to support clients in reaching their goals, overcoming obstacles and navigating their journey through life. Britney is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.

Virginia Veverka, AMFT

Virginia "Ginny" Veverka, AMFT

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Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist 138679 Supervised by Ian Saward, LMFT 

Ginny is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist in California.  She holds two Master's degrees: Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and another in Youth, Family and Culture. In addition to her current work in outpatient care, Ginny has worked with children, adolescents, and their families for over a decade in various settings. Ginny has experience working with clients facing wide varieties of challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, body image, self-esteem, and relational/family issues. Ginny uses a deeply relational, strength-based, and attachment-based approach; focused on empowering clients towards transformational change. Ginny also has experience in CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing. Ginny is grateful to walk alongside clients as they take steps to heal trauma, emotional wounds, and to move towards becoming their best selves.

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 Clinical Leader & Supervisor : Ian Saward, LMFT

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