We provide comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations to assess Learning Disorders in Reading, Writing, and Math (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, & Dysgraphia)
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 cognitive, behavioral, academic, medical, and emotional concerns.
Our goal is for clients and their families to fully understand the potential etiology of the concerns, diagnostic considerations, and specific treatment recommendations and accommodations to live a happier, healthier, and more balanced lives.
We look forward to working with you.
-Joanna Savarese, Ph.D.
5820 Oberlin Drive
San Diego, CA 92121
77564 Country Club Drive
Palm Desert, CA 92211
28936 Old Town Front St.
Temecula, CA 92590
311 F Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Joanna Savarese, Ph.D.
Owner & Clinical Director
Dr. Savarese has been in the field of psychology and neuropsychology for over 17 years. She has appeared on ESPN Radio, NBC News, KPBS, written for Parenting Magazine, and featured 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 the Past-President of the San Diego Psychological Association, and past Co-Chair of the Neuropsychology Committee. 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.
SDPA GALA INAUGURATION 2021
Who We Are
We are a private practice in San Diego specializing in evaluating psychoeducational (academic), neuropsychological, psychological, and neurological disorders.
We specialize in diagnosing ADHD, Learning disorders (e.g., Dyslexia), Autism, Giftedness, medical and genetic disorders, depression, anxiety, addictive behaviors, and other neurocognitive disorders. In addition to our thorough and comprehensive evaluations, we have several therapists on staff who offer therapeutic services for a variety of mental health disorders including individual, family, and couples therapy.
San Diego BrainWorks conducts independent evaluations (IEE) relating to IEP and 504 plans. We also offer evaluations for testing accommodations, for the SAT, GRE, and MCAT's for individuals who have a documented learning disability or ADHD.
San Diego BrainWorks also conducts forensic neuropsychological and psychological evaluations.