Jose Villafuerte, LCSW – Executive Director
Jose Villafuerte is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 10 years of experience in the field of social services. Jose started his studies in Ecuador where he majored in psychology at University Particular of Loja. He was then granted a scholarship through the Kolbe House of Studies and Sacred Heart University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, major in psychology. Jose then pursued graduate education and graduated from Fordham University with a master’s degree in clinical social work.
Jose worked for the State of Connecticut for several years in the capacity of social worker and has also worked for non-profit organizations in the New Haven area. Integrated Bilingual Counseling is Jose’s initiative to serve the community and more importantly the Hispanic population who have limited access to behavioral services in their native language, Spanish and with the understanding of their culture.
Jose utilizes different therapeutic approaches to treat clients such as Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Motivational Enhancement, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR). Jose welcomes all clients hoping to assist in achieving their treatment goals.