Savera Psychological Services was established in 2017 by Dr. Amrita Mehta. With a background in Clinical and Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Dr. Mehta was excited to build a practice that bridged her unique experience as a licensed mental health clinician and leadership consultant. She was inspired to offer the community a wide array of psychological services – ranging from psychotherapy, neuropsychological evaluations, educational consultation, to leadership coaching.
Savera, a Hindi word for "dawn", signifies change and new beginnings. The name was inspired by Dr. Amrita Mehta's mother's pioneering venture in India. In the early 90s, Reeta B. Mehta founded Savera, the first multidisciplinary school of its kind that provided differently abled children with behavioral, medical, physical, occupational, and cognitive interventions to help them reach their potential. The school not only empowered children and their families but also dispelled stigmas in the community about mental health and disability.
Inspired by the holistic approach, Dr. Mehta founded her practice in 2017 to provide mental health services, education, and coaching to those dedicated to embracing change in a meaningful way.
In 2021, Reeta and Amrita decided to bring their journeys to a full circle by nurturing Savera’s mission together. Amrita Mehta is the Director of Clinical Services and offers assessment services for children and adults. Reeta Mehta currently serves as the Director of Operations at the San Diego location. Read more about them on our Team page.
The founding principle of Savera Psychological Services is based on the premise that while change is constant, conscious human behavior can lead to positive change.
At Savera, we recognize that humans are complex beings who operate based on their unique set of experiences. As a result, people often act and interact in habitual ways. While some of these habitual patterns can be adaptive, others can be counterproductive, or even harmful. The purpose of Savera’s services is to provide individuals with tools—both in their personal and professional lives—to create a shift from unhelpful, automatic responses to helpful, conscious ones.
We believe that living to one’s fullest potential can help form fulfilling relationships and lead to a high level of engagement in our community, school, and work. At Savera, we have a team of dedicated and skilled providers who work from an inclusive and culturally sensitive lens. Our practitioners value self-care, balance, and support in their approach.
Savera’s aim is to offer a high caliber of services that are also affordable through various insurance plans. If our practitioners are unable to meet your current needs, we can refer you to other providers in the community.