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.


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 an outpatient therapist and work with Adult Day Treatment. 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.


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.


Janella Johnson, SWLC

Janella Johnson has lived in Livingston with her husband for 20 years; she has raised her son here and now he is raising his own family here as well. She graduated from MSU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health, and during that time she completed an internship with a mental health crisis stabilization center for adults in Bozeman, MT. Janella completed her Master of Social Work graduate degree from Walla Walla University, Billings satellite campus, in June of 2019 and is trained in implementing EMDR therapy. Throughout her work at L’esprit in completing her internship for her Master’s degree and now as an outpatient therapist, she has worked as an Adult Case Manager, an Adult Mentor, provided outpatient therapy, and assists in the group effort of implementing an Adult Day Treatment program for our community. Janella focuses on providing outpatient therapy for adults in our community and loves working with the community’s senior population. In her spare time, Janella enjoys spending time with her family, reading, camping and yard/gardening work, or doing just about any activity that gets her outside.


Nicole Hardy, PCLC

Nicole Hardy is a Livingston native and graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Health Development with an emphasis on Exercise Science. More recently, she completed her Master’s in Family and Couples Counseling at Montana State University. She focuses on providing outpatient therapy and home support for families, couples, and the youth in our community. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, biking, rafting, and also spending time with her cat, family, and friends.