D'Amore is now in-Network with United Health Group
We are proud to announce the opening of our fourth Residential Facility: Cheyenne House
D'Amore is now in Network with MHN Health Net Insurance
We are proud to announce the opening of our fourth Residential Facility: Cheyenne House
D'Amore is now in Network with MHN Health Net Insurance
D'Amore is now in Network with MHN Health Net Insurance

Joseph Cavins, LMFT

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Joseph grew up in farm country in Illinois and then migrated to Urbana, where his father practiced medicine and taught at the University of Illinois.  Joseph moved to Utah in the early 1980s and worked for Deer Valley Resort for ten years, then moved to California with his wife Patti, who accepted a position at UC Irvine. Joseph drove a school bus in the early 1990s in order to be able to be home and present for his daughter. Someone suggested that he could park the bus at Irvine Valley College during the long lunch break and take a class — he did that and eventually finished undergraduate work with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from Cal State Fullerton.

Joseph followed his youthful dreams and went to work at the Glacial Garden Ice Arena in Anaheim, where he worked as an Ice Hockey program administrator and scheduled ice time. (Joseph also drove the Zamboni a lot, a fact of which he is very proud.) After eight years at the ice rink, Joseph was motivated by a friend to attend the Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology, where he completed a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology. Joseph interned at Aspen community services, then remained on the team for ten years, during which time he became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and gained certification from the Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Association as a Mental Health Provider in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

Joseph worked in private practice and contracted with the Santa Ana Unified School District Special Education Department until 2017, when he joined the Team at D’Amore Healthcare.

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