Jose Mestre is a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker/psychotherapist and Cofounder/Executive Director of Serving Those Who Serve, a nonprofit founded in 2002 whose mission is offering holistic/integrative health modalities for the 9/11 community, vets, active armed forces personnel, people affected by Hurricane Sandy, the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and refugees. STWS will begin offering one of their programs in Puerto Rico in January of 2018.
Jose received his B.A. in History and English from Georgetown University and his Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College in New York City. Jose also did two years of postgraduate work at the Ackerman Institute for the Family, which is one of the best-known and most highly regarded training facilities for family therapists in the United States.
In addition to working with families Jose has extensive experience working with individuals, couples, and the elderly using a Supportive Psychotherapy, holistic, and social justice framework, using an ecological, strengths-based, and collaborative approach. Jose has been trained in CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused Therapy.
Jose has also studied for many years mindfulness, breathwork and meditation which he teaches his clients. Foremost among his many teachers, Jose has trained in the Breath~Body~Mind Breathwork and Meditation taught all over the world by Integrative Psychiatrist Dr. Richard Brown.
Jose is passionate about helping his clients discover that they can find meaning and contentment in their lives, that they can grow and that they can develop competency in their chosen endeavors. Jose also works with his clients to help them acquire the resources, tools and coping skills to accomplish these goals as well as build greater self-awareness and self-empowerment.