I’m from Baton Rouge, Louisiana but I live and work in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
I’m a clinical child/family psychologist but wear lots of different hats.
I’m a husband. My wife Lauri is one of the most loving people I know. Being her husband is like winning the love lottery: I have this wonderful prize and I did nothing to deserve it!
I’m a father. We have 2 daughters and a son: All are in college, all are in their 20s, and all are finding their own way in life.
I’m a practicing psychologist. I work with troubled kids, defiant teens, worried parents, struggling couples, and what I call “lost men”. That’s my term for men who have successful careers but have lost their way and are at risk of losing the people they love.
I’m a college professor. I teach in the Department of Psychological Science at the University of Arkansas.
I’m a social scientist. I study ways to help children through improved parenting or helpful mentoring.
I’m a mentor. I’ve been a Big Brother with Big Brothers Big Sisters for over 2 years. I’m grateful that my Little Brother and his mother let me part of his life.
A common theme across these many roles is my interest in the many “gifts” that come from being in a healthy, caring relationship. So many good things are possible when our relationships are safe, loving, and sustained.
But some of us struggle to find, create, or maintain healthy relationships.
My hope is that my website (DrTimCavell.com) can provide some measure of hope to those who are hopeless, a bit of guidance to those who are lost, and plenty of affirmation to those whose relationships are health and growth promoting.