Outpatient Therapists

Chantelle Plauché, LCSW

Chantelle graduated from Louisiana State University and she obtained her Master’s degree in Social Work in 2006.  She has since worked with a diverse range of individuals and families as a mental health counselor both in the schools and in her private practice. She has formed strong working relationships with many local organizations and school and community program leaders. Chantelle is a certified Right Response Advanced Instructor in de-escalation.


Courtney McInerney, LCPC

Courtney is a Montana native who grew up in Great Falls. She received a B.A. in psychology from Carroll College in 2014, and began working as in adult case management for Center for Mental Health in Helena. She received her M.S. in Mental Health counseling from Montana State University in 2016, while completing a year-long internship as a behavioral health counselor at Community Health Partners in Bozeman and Belgrade. Courtney has worked as a CSCT therapist in Sleeping Giant Middle School since May 2016. When not working, Courtney enjoys spending time in the great outdoors of Montana hiking or playing with her dog Toolah.


David Drake, SWLC

I began working at L’Esprit in October of 2015 and since then have worked as a youth mentor, adult mentor, youth case manager, adult case manager, and outpatient therapist. Currently, I am working as a CSCT Therapist at Sleeping Giant Middle School. In June of 2017, I completed a Master of Social Work degree at Walla Walla University – Billings. Previously, I earned a BA in Psychology and an MA in Scandinavian Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I spent four years as a teaching assistant and seven years as a program administrator. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, photography, playing drums and guitar, and hiking.


Iona Yabut, PCLC

Iona Yabut earned a Masters in Art Therapy from the University of Illinois-Chicago under the direction of art therapy pioneer Harriet Wadeson (1931-2016). While in Chicago, she served as a certified Child Life Specialist and Art Therapist at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital, specializing in pediatric oncology. Iona also dedicated more than a decade to homeschooling her children and building her mandala art portfolio. Iona moved her family to Paradise Valley in 2013 and worked for the Park County Health Department before joining L’Esprit in 2018. She is currently a candidate for licensure as a professional counselor (LCPC) and a candidate for art therapy registration (ATR).


Jonathan Bateman, LCPC

Jonathan currently works as a CSCT therapist at East Side Elementary.  He received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English-Writing at the University of Oklahoma, and his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at Montana State University.


Maria Mulvaugh, SWLC

Maria Mulvaugh has worked for L’esprit since January 2016. She has her Bachelor of Arts in Geography and a Masters in Social Work. She worked in the Non-Profit sector for ten years prior to returning to graduate school to focus on social work. Maria focuses her clinical work within middle and high school populations, with an emphasis on anxiety and trauma focused modalities. She is working with the Strong Star Network, helping to provide structured PTSD modalities to individuals with complex trauma histories.


Nicolle Bellerive, LCSW

Nicolle has a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and a Masters in Social Work.  She worked teaching in the Bozeman public school district and for Great Beginnings Montessori School. Her work with children who required a different educational experience started her journey with clinical social work in mental health. Nicolle has worked with L’esprit since the agency opened in June 2015.  Her experience with the Park County School District started as a CSCT therapist with East Side School 2015-2016, Park High School 2016-2017 and presently as an Outpatient therapist and Clinical Therapist Supervisor. Nicolle is a certified Right Response Advanced Instructor in de-escalation and is a Board Certified Clinical Supervisor.   Nicolle enjoys the typical Montana life style and outdoor amenities of the area, including hiking and running with her dogs, fishing, skiing, and playing in the Yellowstone River.