Clinical Director and Founder
Giselle Bonilla founded Time Of Butterflies with her sister Kat Bonilla, to provide support and services for women of color who have experienced abuse and/or other trauma. Giselle obtained her bachelors in Psychology from Providence College and her masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Expressive Arts Therapy from Lesley University. Her expressive arts therapy capstone thesis focused on therapy work with survivors of abuse. The title of her thesis is "Healing the Body through Awareness, and Expression: The Polyvagal Theory and the Expressive Arts in Therapy with Women Who Have Been Abused." Giselle is certified in Reiki, Reflexology, and Trauma-Informed Yoga. Giselle believes that the mind and the body are strongly connected and that they need each other in order to heal. She is currently a Mental Health Clinician/ Expressive Arts Therapist at Italian Home for Children and does Outpatient Individual Therapy as well as In Home Therapy.