Nicole Hutcherson is the Clinical Director of Triple Divide Lodge. Nicole is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, a Nationally-Certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, a Nationally-Certified Parent Coach in the Marty Beyer Model, and a Montana-State-approved Clinical Supervisor.
Nicole received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University in 2008. Nicole has extensive training and experience with high-acuity clients and families, and she has worked in many specialized clinical areas throughout her career. These specialties include complex trauma, chemical dependency, grief and loss, comorbid disorders and dual diagnosis adolescents, attachment injury, and family therapy.
Nicole primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioral, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral, and Systemic therapeutic modalities in approaching treatment with clients. This foundation is extrapolated with an overall multidimensional approach, which pulls from many useful and evidence-based practices, in order to meet each client where they are. Nicole’s therapeutic approach is both strength-based and attachment-focused, with significant attention to the unprocessed traumas and unmet needs lurking beneath problematic behaviors. Nicole aims to walk with clients on a journey toward self-discovery and empowerment by shifting perspectives, enhancing self-esteem, and encouraging healthy choices.
In her free time, Nicole loves spending time with her 5 children. Nicole also loves nature, and fishing is her favorite pastime. Other hobbies include camping, hiking, kayaking, reading, and cooking.