Dr. Hutchinson is the Executive Director of the Journey Institute, Inc. and she has more than twenty years of experience working with high-risk preschoolers, children, adolescents, and adults suffering from a broad array of mental health and /or substance abuse disorders. Dr. Hutchinson conducts Developmental Evaluations, Parent-Child Assessments, Full Battery Psychological and Psycho-educational Assessments on preschoolers, children and Adults presenting with developmental, intellectual, learning and/or emotional difficulties.
She employs a Psychodynamic Approach while integrating the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Systemic Therapy, Play Therapy and Developmental Guidance, when working with preschoolers, children, adolescents and their families.
Dr. Hutchinson's areas of specialization includes Early Childhood Mental Health, Mental Health Consultation, Children & Adolescents Treatment, Training, Assessment and Evaluations. Dr. Hutchinson is a trained Infant Mental Health Specialist, a trained Child-Parent-Psychotherapist, a Registered Circle of Security Parent Educator and a trained Reflective Supervisor. She has extensive experience working with attachment and trauma clients from a wide range of multicultural backgrounds. Dr. Hutchinson is the Broward Chapter Chair of the Florida Association of Infant Mental Health (FAIMI).