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About Us

We are the leading provider of at home, school and center-based ABA Therapy in South Florida for 15+ years.

Mestre Behavior is a team of professionals dedicated to providing quality ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapy services to children in the South Florida community. Our services are conducted in English and in Spanish and are provided in our center, in homes and in schools. We specialize in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders and implement interventions to reduce negative behavior and promote functional and appropriate behavior.

Some of the behaviors or deficits we work with include:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Language & Communication Delays

  • Tantrums

  • Oppositional Behavior

  • Compulsive Behavior

  • Difficulty Toilet Training

  • Food Refusal & Selectivity

  • Play & Social Skill Deficits

  • Self-Help Skill Deficits

  • Academic Skill Deficits

Our philosophy is that all children have the ability to learn and develop skills regardless of diagnosis, skill deficits or challenging behavior. We use a combination of procedures, based on the latest research in Applied Behavior Analysis, to tailor therapy programs to the specific needs of each child. 

What Parents Say

"My son has been receiving therapy at  Mestre Behavior for the past year and I have seen a tremendous improvement in his behavior and social skills. The team at Mestre is amazing and I am so grateful for all that they have done for my family."

Meet Our Team

Our team is dedicated to providing the best possible care to your child. We are passionate about helping children with ASD reach their full potential and we work tirelessly to ensure that each child receives the care and support they need to succeed. Meet our team of highly trained professionals below.

Ashley Mestre, M.S., BCBA

Director & Founder

Ashley Mestre is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and the Director and Founder of Mestre Behavior Development, LLC. She received her Master of Science degree in Psychology, with a concentration in Behavior Analysis, from Florida International University. Ashley first began working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in 2000 and has since worked with children exhibiting various diagnoses as well as typically developing children with behavior challenges. She opened her private practice and Early Intervention clinic in 2009.

Specializing in early intervention, Ashley focuses on the development, implementation and supervision of Verbal Behavior Programs for children. Her goal is to increase language/communication, appropriate play skills, self-help skills and social skills, while decreasing problem behavior. She also assists parents with parent training programs in their homes and provides consultation services to other agencies and providers. Ashley has successfully implemented feeding programs for many children with limited food intake and helped many parents through the toilet training process.


Ashley regularly attends trainings and workshops to maintain knowledge of current research in her field and changes in ABA teaching procedures. She is a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI), Florida Association for Behavior Analysis (FABA), and the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA).

Angelica "Angie" Perez, M.S, BCBA

Clinical Director

Angelica is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. In 2014, she received a Master of Science degree in Psychology with a specialization in Behavior Analysis from Florida International University (FIU).   Angelica first had the opportunity of working directly with children on the autism spectrum in 2008. Since then, she has also worked with children diagnosed with related disorders. Angelica has worked with families of various ethnicities and backgrounds, in clinical settings, family homes and schools.  


As a BCBA, her experience includes the development, supervision and implementation of verbal behavior programs as well as conducting parent trainings, effectively implementing intensive toilet training programs, and developing feeding programs for children with limited diets due to sensory issues or behavioral concerns.  


Angelica's goal is to significantly improve the lives of every single child she works with by increasing their language/communication skills as well as social and self-help skills, while decreasing their problem behaviors. She regularly attends workshops and trainings in order to maintain current knowledge in the field. Angelica has earned her CPR/AED certification through the American Heart Association's Heart-Saver First Aid Program and is also a Professional Crisis Management Instructor (PCM).

Michelle Cano, M.A, BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Michelle is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Florida International University (FIU) in 2016. She then received her masters in Applied Behavior Analysis from Ball State University (BSU) in 2020. Michelle specializes in utilizing a variety of evidence-based ABA interventions to address the unique needs of each child under her care. This includes techniques such as discrete trial training (DTT), naturalistic teaching strategies, and functional communication training (FCT). By tailoring treatment plans to each child's specific strengths and challenges, Michelle aims to maximize progress and promote meaningful outcomes.

Michelle's journey in this field has been driven by a genuine desire to help the  children she works with reach their full potential. Through compassionate understanding and collaboration with families, Michelle strives to create supportive environments where children can thrive and achieve meaningful progress.


Michelle is committed to staying current with the latest research and advancements in the field of ABA by regularly attending continuing education seminars (CEU's). She has earned her CPR certification through the American Heart Associations' Heart-Saver First Aid Program.

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