Welcome To San Diego Brainworks
Our highly skilled team of neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists understand how the brain functions and why behaviors and cognitive challenges present in various settings (school, home, work). Through this framework, we comprehensively evaluate and treat a variety of academic, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional concerns.
Our goal is for clients and their families to fully understand the potential etiology of the concerns, diagnostic considerations, and be able to implement specific treatment recommendations and accommodations to live a happier, healthier, and more balanced life.
We look forward to working with you.
-Joanna Savarese, Ph.D.
Joanna Savarese, Ph.D.
Owner & Clinical Director
Dr. Savarese has been in the field of psychology and neuropsychology for over 15 years. She has appeared on ESPN Radio and NBC News, and has written for Parenting Magazine and has features in the textbook "The Neuroscience of Learning: Principles and Applications for Educators (2014)." She frequently lectures in the community and recently was an Expert Panelist for an International Conference in India regarding Accessibility and Accommodations in learning environments. Dr. Savarese is currently a member of the San Diego Psychological Association, and past Co-Chair of the Neuropsychology Committee. Dr. Savarese is also the Concussion Liaison for competitive youth soccer clubs in San Diego. In addition to her passion for neuropsychology, Dr. Savarese is the co-founder of a non-profit organization, Repeat Cleats, that collects and distributes cleats and other soccer equipment for families and players in need all over the world.