Meet the Team

Photo of the co-founder who is a retired police officer and works with officers to help break the stigma around mental health issues. He is in the photo with his wife of over 30 years.

Shawn R. Cavin

Shawn R. Cavin is the Co-Founder of Code 3 Counseling. 
Shawn served in the 10th Mountain Division of the United States Army out of Fort Drum in New York. After serving for six years, he moved back to California with his wife and daughter. Shortly after moving back, he became a Police Officer with the Manteca Police Department. 
During his time in law enforcement, Shawn served as a detective in the narcotics and gang unit, was a member of the mounted police unit and the SWAT team, and also served as a school resource officer. He retired after 21 years. Shawn feels blessed for his experiences serving his country, and is thankful to continue supporting those who serve. 
In his retirement, Shawn enjoys traveling the world with his wife of over thirty years, Kerri. He also values the time he gets to spend with his three young grandchildren, and sometimes likes to hang out with his two adult daughters. Shawn's favorite pastimes include hiking, riding his motorcycle, and enjoying a glass of wine while watching the sunset and listening to his wife's vinyl records. 

Alisha Sweyd, LMFT, CFRC

Alisha Sweyd is the Co-Founder of Code 3 Counseling. She has lived in a first responder family since birth, being born while her father was stationed in the Army. Her father became a police officer when she was 8 years old. Now being married to an officer, Alisha cannot recall a time where she was not influenced by the first responder life. 
Alisha enjoys working with first responders and their families to better manage the chaotic influences of this life. She is truly humbled to witness these responders and families find their stride as they successfully serve in this calling. 
When she is not helping responders, Alisha spends her time with her husband and their two young children, participating in events with her local church, reading books that have nothing to do with real life, and watching the waves crash on the shore around the Monterey Peninsula.

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Credentials

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist #115264Certified First Responder CounselorCertified Clinical Trauma ProfessionalFor license verification, click here.

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