Kayvon Babakan, LMFT

Kayvon recently joined Evolve as VP of Outpatient Services and comes with of 10 years of experience in the adolescent field.  Prior to joining Evolve, Kayvon had experience as a therapist, program director, admissions director and VP of Admissions and Business Development at an adolescent treatment facility.  Kayvon also has experience working in high acuity environments, working at Las Encinas hospital for 5 years, running their residential program and leading their MH/SUD programs. 

After graduating from University of California, San Diego, Kayvon chose the career closest to his heart where he could truly help people in need and obtained his Masters in Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute and has been working tirelessly ever since. 

Kayvon focuses his energy in providing the safest environment for his clients to comfortably explore their lives and grow as individuals. He enjoys working with a wide array of diverse clientele, especially with kids, teens and young adults to whom he offers a unique understanding due his strong connection to youth culture. 

One of Kayvon’s passions is the love of sports in which he personally excelled in football, basketball and volleyball. Prior to college, he was involved with the YMCA and Boys and Girls Club to provide safe outlets for at-risk youth. For many years, he coached team sports of volleyball, basketball, flag football, and soccer to boys and girls from ages 5-17. This experience has greatly helped him better understand both the benefits and the struggles that athletics place on young people and their families. Many families underestimate the stress/pressure that comes with organized sports, but it can show itself through mood-swings, trouble focusing, isolation and sadness. Kayvon has the ability to see the underlying issues and bring them to the forefront of the family system for everyone to grow. 

Kayvon is also a fluent Farsi speaker and can seamlessly converse in both English and Farsi. Kayvon’s understanding of the middle-eastern cultural dynamics helps ease families into the idea of therapy.  Sometimes children growing up in multiple culture households can feel unheard and riddled with anxiety.  Kayvon’s soft approach and personal experience helps increase the family communication, boundaries and healthy connections. 

At Evolve, Kayvon’s goals are to help as many kids as possible, by providing ethical, quality care.  Kayvon plans to expand our outpatient services to reach as many struggling teens as we can!  

In his spare time, Kayvon enjoys spending time with his toddlers, working on cars/motorcycles, playing/watching sports and anything tech-related.  

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Kayvon Babakan, LMFT

Vice President of Outpatient Services