About us

Olusola Togun-Butler

My name is Olusola however I go by a shorter version of my name which is Sola. I am the owner of Butterfly Counseling Services, LCSW, P.C. I am a Nigerian American who has lived in Scotland, Nigeria, and the US. I immigrated to the United States with my immediate family at the age of 12.

I am bilingual speaking English and Yoruba fluently. I love to travel around the world to learn about different cultures. I have been on medical mission trips to India, the Philippines, and Kenya. I established the Victoria Ibironke Togun Scholarship Fund to provide educational opportunities to young girls/women in developing countries.

I have a Ph.D. in Education from Northcentral University, a Master’s degree in Social Work from Silberman School of Social Work, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brooklyn College. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of New York, New Jersey, and Ohio. I provide individual, couple, and family therapy sessions to adults and adolescents in New York, and e-therapy (live video) sessions in the State of New York, New Jersey, and Ohio.

I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, a Certified Dialectical Behavior Therapist, a member of the New York City Cognitive Behavior Therapy Association, and Kappa Delta Pi. I am the Associate Chairperson and Assistant Professor in the Human Services Department at St. Joseph’s College. I published a children’s book entitled, “Where Do You Keep The Lions? An African Girl’s First Day of School in America. I do speaking engagements focused on challenging myths about the African Continent. I have worked for Talkspace, Brightpoint Health, Community Counseling and Mediation, Zane State College, Catholic Charities, Hamilton Madison House, and Graham Windham Services to Families and Children. Advocacy and social justice are my passion.

Email: Sola@butterflycounselingservices.com

 

Juana Trejo-Reyes

Juana is a licensed bilingual clinical therapist, fluent in English and Spanish. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Hunter College School of Social Work. She has over 18 years of experience across a variety of settings. Juana has experience treating children, adolescents, adults, and the geriatric population. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and counseling to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She works from a collaborative, strengths-based approach; assisting and supporting clients to be the author of their own lives. Juana works with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, relationship challenges, self-esteem, and trauma. She enjoys working with individuals and/or families to navigate the challenges of life. She believes therapy is a safe place to grow, learn, and achieve shared goals using an eclectic mix of modalities to meet each client’s unique needs.

Email: Juana@butterflycounselingservices.com

Francine Rojas

Francine Rojas is a licensed Social Worker in New York State. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and has worked in a variety of settings throughout her career. In her 17 years of practice, her experiences have provided her with a unique lens, as they have ranged from leading education programs in city government to working in NYC high schools providing counseling services to at-risk youth. She has extensive experience working with vulnerable and underserved populations. Her work has focused on children, families, and adults dealing with various issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, parenting, women’s issues, life transitions, and trauma.

Ms. Rojas has a background in cognitive behavioral therapy, however, utilizes a variety of modalities based on client needs. With an empathetic ear, and a faith-based and culturally competent background, she will offer you a safe and supportive environment to share your most vulnerable experiences and feelings. Life can be very unpredictable and present us with significant challenges and pain. These circumstances can impact our daily functioning and our relationships with others. Therefore, Ms. Rojas looks forward to working with you in beginning the process of healing and restoration.

Email: Francine@butterflycounselingservices.com

Olanike (Nikki) Oyeyemi

Olanike (Nikki) Oyeyemi is a Licensed Master Social Worker in New York state. A graduate from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Work with a Master’s degree specializing in Social Work and Law. Olanike has 18 years of experience in the social service industry with 14 of those years in the child welfare system. During that time, she worked directly with children and families providing a variety of services, including case management, parenting skills, substance abuse counseling and mental health services, and eventually became the Program Director of a Treatment Family Foster Care program.

With a life-long focus and passion in advocacy and ensuring that communities of color are positively represented with access to equitable resources and services, Olanike aims to help clients understand the impact of structural racism and oppressive systems in their life. Operating from a trauma-informed, non-judgmental strengths-based and solution-focused approach, Olanike supports clients to view their development from an empowerment perspective and to discover their inherent strengths and resilience.

Email: Nikki@butterflycounselingservices.com

Tavleen Kaur

Tavleen Kaur (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of New York. She holds a Masters in Social Work from New York University and a Masters in Psychology from Panjab University, India. She has worked extensively with adolescents, adults, and families seeking relief from a wide range of concerns, including stress, anxiety, depression, anger management, substance use, traumatic experiences, life transitions, multicultural identity issues, and interpersonal difficulties. Her experiences of working within the criminal justice system and the education system have helped her adopt a holistic, strengths-based, culturally sensitive, trauma-informed, humanistic approach to therapy while helping clients identify the ways in which they are affected by different systems, the role of oppression and privilege in their lives.

Tavleen believes that therapy is a creative and collaborative process of exploration through which individuals find new ways of understanding the intersectionality of their identities –  self-awareness, the first step to personal transformation. In order to assist clients progress toward their optimal self, she utilizes evidence based therapeutic models of solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, and existential therapy. Additionally, she keenly employs experiential techniques from psychodrama, educational theatre, and other creative arts to help clients express and discover themselves innovatively. Tavleen promises to provide acceptance, empathy, and support on your inner journey in the outer world.

Email: tavleen@butterflycounselingservices.com

Wendy Valdez

Wendy Valdez is a bilingual Licensed Clinical Social Worker in New York state.  She is a graduate of Fordham University Graduate School of Social Work with a Master’s degree in Social Work. She is certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), has successfully completed training on Problematic Sexual Behavior-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT), and has over 8 years working with children, adolescents, and their families implementing a variety of other evidence-based models treating depression, anxiety, school behaviors, peer/family conflicts, case management, parenting skills etc. She also has training in the utilization of different modalities with adults and adolescents.

Wendy has a long-standing passion in helping children and their families understand the impact on trauma, adversity, and mental health diagnosis.  She has worked with various multi-disciplinary teams for the purpose of advocating but also supporting client’s needs.  She has extensive experience supporting families when navigating through the educational systems and social service systems such as ACS, foster care agencies, family court etc. Wendy believes that with the right support and therapeutic intervention; families can overcome the challenges to mental health and children can obtain mastery of their own internal and external resources.

Email: wendy@butterflycounselingservices.com

Peju Oyeyemi

Peju Oyeyemi is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the State of New York and a graduate of the Boston College School of Social Work’s Global Practice Program. She has cultural roots in West Africa and the Caribbean. Peju has worked with a variety of populations including children and families, immigrants and refugees and victims of crime. Throughout her career, she has specialized in treating survivors of interpersonal and family violence, sexual assault, homicide, racial trauma, and early attachment trauma.

She has also worked with individuals and families experiencing challenges with mood and anxiety, career changes, and other life transitions. Peju utilizes a multidisciplinary approach in her direct practice, including evidence- based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy to address presenting concerns. She also infuses elements of storytelling and other narrative approaches to guide clients to externalize and deconstruct problems, explore identity and purpose, and re-author their stories to include and accept varied life experiences. Peju practices from a trauma-informed and racially equitable lens, ensuring that therapeutic services are both accessible and safe for all, especially black, indigenous and people of color. Peju takes immense pride in offering a safe and collaborative space to explore your concerns and difficulties, and to develop unique solutions to respond and cope.

Email: peju@butterflycounselingservices.com

Mariemi Garcia

Mariemi Garcia is a licensed Bilingual Social Worker in New York State. She is fluent in English and Spanish. Mariemi has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Fordham University with a concentration on Children and Families. She has over 15 years of experience in providing supports to children, adolescents, and adults across a variety of settings. Mariemi has worked with minority populations in underserved communities throughout her entire career. It is her passion to serve those who are least heard and to help them gain their voice.

Mariemi has experience in treating and supporting trauma survivors and providing crisis intervention strategies. She is also experienced in treating anxiety and depression. Mariemi’s approach is to provide clients with the tools to achieve autonomy in their own treatment process to regain control of their lives by establishing permanent healthy coping mechanisms.

Email: mariemi@butterflycounselingservices.com

Hilary Slevin

Hilary Slevin is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the State of New York.  A graduate of NYU’s Silver School of Social Work, she focused primarily on clinical therapy and received formal training in a wide variety of therapeutic approaches.  Born and raised in NYC, Hilary worked as an elementary school teacher before beginning her career as a therapist.

Throughout her time as a social worker, Hilary has counseled clients of all ages enduring a vast array of challenges, including anxiety, depression, identity development, life transitions, relationship issues, self-esteem, and trauma.  She provides therapy to individuals and couples, always operating from a supportive and strengths-based approach that encourages her clients to be active participants in their own treatment.  It is her guiding professional belief that therapy offers a unique, judgement-free setting in which anyone can achieve their objectives, grow, and learn.  Hilary is passionate about working collaboratively with individuals and couples in the pursuit of hope, humor, joy, and a renewed enthusiasm for life.

Email: hilary@butterflycounselingservices.com

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