Dr. Gauri Savla is a clinical psychologist licensed to practice in California (License Number: PSY 25907). She has a Ph.D. from the Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She also has two masters degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Mumbai, India and San Diego State University, respectively. She has completed several clinical and research fellowships at the University of California, San Francisco , UCSD, and the San Diego Veterans Health Administration System (i.e., the VA Hospital).
Dr. Savla has over 17 years of experience conducting individual and group psychotherapy with individuals with a wide range of emotional and cognitive challenges in a variety of settings.
Her therapeutic style is warm, kind, and collaborative, and rooted in humanistic and relational gestalt traditions. She has worked with adults with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia both in outpatient and hospital settings. She has a special interest in and extensive experience with older individuals facing aging-related challenges, such as grief and loss, physical limitations, new medical diagnoses, late-life emotional disorders, and caregiver burden.
Dr. Savla has also co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles in scientific journals and book chapters, based on her research on schizophrenia, neuropsychology, and aging, conducted at UCSD. Most of these papers are freely available via PubMed Central (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed).
She is a member of the San Diego Psychological Association, and is the editor of their award-winning newsletter, The San Diego Psychologist.