Joe Canevello, LCSW

Joe graduated from Mary College in Bismarck, ND and earned his Master of Social Work degree from the George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis. Since then Joe has been instrumental in developing and implementing programs dedicated to meeting the psychosocial needs of children, adolescents and adults.

Joe began his career at the Hettinger County Social Service Board in Mott, ND. Joe developed his clinical skills while working in the inpatient, outpatient, and training departments, and the Professional Services Group of The Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic, and the Emergency Services Department of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In that capacity Joe served in the roles of individual, family, couples and group therapist, as well as a trainer and consultant to local social agencies. Joe also served as a consultant to the non-public schools of Philadelphia through READS, Inc. helping elementary and high school personnel develop interventions to help children with a variety of academic and social struggles. Later, Joe joined the Agoraphobia and Anxiety Program of Temple University where he developed and directed the Children’s Program, helping children with school anxiety, social anxiety and specific phobias.

Joe has lectured on a variety of issues of child and family development at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University School of Social Work, Washington University and at various hospital, mental health and educational organizations across the country. More recently, Joe has provided training for school psychologists and social workers in local school districts, and for mediators and attorneys in seminars sponsored by the McHenry County Family Mediation Advisory Council, The McHenry County Bar Association, the Mediation Council of Illinois and the Illinois State Bar Association.

Since 1994 Joe has served the McHenry County community as a supervisor for the Latino Family Therapy Project, Wraparound Services, Turning Point and the SASS program of the McHenry County Mental Health Board. Currently Joe provides individual, family and couples counseling and works with children, adolescents and adults as well as serving as a mediator, a certified anger management specialist and the current chair of the 22nd Judicial Circuit Family Mediation Advisory Council.

Joe is an avid golfer and a master gardener and is available for appointments Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 am until 7:00 pm, on Friday from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm and on Saturday by appointment. You may reach Joe at (815) 477-2270, ext 11.