Thank you for taking the time to read through my profile, I am glad that you are taking the step to reach out for help!
To begin, I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor, and a Life Coach in New Mexico. For the past 14 years I've worked with individuals, couples, and families across the lifespan to tackle challenges that they're facing in their lives. I have specialized training in family relationships, marriage/couples, substance abuse, sexuality, mindfulness, grief and loss, trauma, and military families. I engage in a non-judgmental approach to helping clients identify their strengths and use those to tackle the problems they face.
I think that it is important for me to note that I really love the work that I do, and I love being able to provide therapy through a platform that is convenient and available 24/7. Online therapy is new and exciting, but also may be a little scary at first. I'm here to take things at your pace and to help you to navigate the platform and to help you feel at ease with this style of work. :)
I engage in client-centered practice where your needs and wishes are respected and honored. I practice from a systems perspective that involves considering how the challenges you face are impacted by, and likewise impact, the systems to which you belong (i.e., family, work, community). I am also a strengths-based therapist who avoids pathologizing anyone, we all experience challenges and need help from time to time, that is not an indication of some inherent weakness. I am comfortable working with liberals and conservatives, religious and non-religious individuals alike. Because I adopt a non-judgmental approach and one that allows you to be the expert in your own life, my own perceptions and beliefs take a back seat. Of course it is impossible to completely avoid bias, but I actively address with my clients their beliefs and values and we work together to understand one another and respect differing perspectives. So please do not be confused or discouraged because I list in my profile that I can work with people from opposite spiritual, religious, or otherwise beliefs...the client-centered practice that I have built allows an opportunity for this. I am also happy to discuss this further if questions arise. :)
Personally, I am the mother of two young and energetic boys who keep me running! I have been married for 15 years, my husband and I enjoy watching movies, camping, hiking, and most of all laughing. We also have two very spoiled dogs who round out our household.
I take pride and joy in my work and look forward to engaging with you as you begin your journey to a better you!
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Fertility Issues , First Responder Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Hoarding , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Men's Issues , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury , Trichotillomania , Visually Impaired , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
LMFT #0109041 (Expires: 2021-09-01)
MFT #203717 (Expires: 2021-08-31)
I'm truly grateful to have a counselor like Dr. Kourtney. She's professional, insightful, and understanding in every way possible. Her approaches and responses are encouraging and methodological, at the same time, heartfelt and empathetic. She is able to grasp every point in my concern that I find most difficult, and we were able to discuss all of them in an orderly fashion. I would recommend her to a colleague in a heartbeat.
I really appreciate everything Dr. Vaillancourt has done for me she’s very kind and easy to talk to.
An understanding mother, and caring person Dr. Vaillancourt is a fantastic professional who I recommend, I just started and I've feel better about myself.
I just started but she’s given me positive results.
I feel like she really listens to me with complete understanding and no judgment. She has made therapy seem more approachable and less like some big, daunting task.
There was no pressure or stress or pushy aspects to the counselling. All my topics and points brought up were approached and discussed with kind effective guidance. I couldn’t recommend this amazing guiding light more.
I feel like I'm in a completely judgement free space where I can be understood. She empathizes with me and helps me see I'm not being overly emotional or paranoid - which is what I've been feeling forever and ever! I don't know why I've waited so long to do this!
I felt very comfortable with her right away and already felt some good rapport and progress was established in the first session!
Compassionate and professional. Thank you.
She has been supportive without being judgmental.
Dr. V is very easy to talk to, encouraging, and responsive. I can’t recommend her enough.
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Dr. Vailliancourt was so patient and understanding while I was going through some tough times. She led me to a path that felt right for me to continue working on myself from a more stable place. I'm very thankful.
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She cares. She seeks to understand. Meaning, she has hung in me when I didn't know which way was up or down and I was isolating. When I came out from hiding she made me feel accepted and not judged.
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I absolutely adore Dr Kourtney. She is beyond understanding and is a great listener. She has given me wonderful advice and tools to assist me.
Dr. V is there right when I need her. I feel something or experience something and I write it immediately. I don’t have to remember it for next week’s session by the end of the day I have a response from a caring understanding person and that encourages me to face another day. I feel safe with her and that’s what I always wanted.
She’s what I need.
Considerate, insightful listens and poses the questions that are needed.
Dr. Vaillancourt strikes a commendable balance between professionalism and heart: I feel like she really personally cares about helping me, but tempers it with the right methods. She also manages to ask pertinent and important questions even if the patient deluges her with information while still acknowledging important points brought up by the patient. I believe she is great at pinpointing and acting on important details to move the discussion forward.
She is very helpful and understands the situation perfectly. I would suggest her counseling to anybody in need.
Dr Vaillancourt is always so supportive and wonderful. She has helped me tremendously with multiple relationship issues and really made me think about things differently. Wish I lived near her to do more frequent sessions.
Dr. Vaillancourt has been very helpful so far offering insightful questions that get me to challenge my held beliefs about myself. She is supportive and caring and I feel like she is really hearing me.
She has been very patient and understanding. Has something nice to say every time I speak to her.
For the short period I have been in contact with Dr. Vaillancourt, she has been checking in on me which has helped me feel like I have someone who cares enough to look out for me - it has definitely lifted my spirits.
Dr. Vaillancourt is a wonderful counsellor who really "listens" to what you have to say. She is encouraging and supporting. Thank you for helping me :)
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I've appreciated Dr. Vaillancourt so much. She is so kind and sensitive and extremely attentive. She has helped me feel that she is listening to me and helping me conquer some deep wounds in my life.
Dr. Vaillancourt is great; very caring and attentive.
Kourtney is an amazing therapist who is easy to talk to, especially regarding embarrassing and awkward situations. Just a massive thank you to an amazing lady. Whatever your problem I am certain she can help.
Kourtney Vaillancourt can turn your mindset around in a positive way with just a sentence or a question. If you're having a bad day, it's great to know she's there with a message that can uplift you. She makes you think in a more positive way; in a way that's constructive rather than destructive.
Dr. Vaillancourt really is the expert I needed to talk to. I cannot count how many aha moments I've experienced in a such a short amount of time of counselling. Really helpful, understanding & to the point. Cannot recommend her enough!
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Kourtney is super nice
Dr. Vaillancourt is very well versed at assisting adults with trauma. She is compassionate and knowledgeable and professional.
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I have found Dr. Vaillancourt to be a professional, articulate, kind and positive therapist.
I just love working with Dr. Vaillanvourt, because she is very professional and asks very simple and powerful questions that lead me and empower me to find my own solutions. I feel very privileged and grateful for this matching!
Dr. V has helped me to open up and share with her the sexual abuse I received over 50 years ago. She helped me with all of the emotions I was going through and how to understand them. I have begun to cope with life and look forward to the future. I cannot thank Dr. V enough for her dedication to her profession in helping her fellow man. God bless you, Dr. V.
Dr. Vaillancourt is an excellent therapist, her professional and warm approach makes me feel like I'm working day by day with somebody who really cares.
Dr. V (a new nickname I've found to be easier to term her with)- has been VERY wonderful to work with. She does a great job at responding, usually within 24 hours or sooner, and she has helped keep me focused on the important things because I sometimes can be long-winded. She is compassionate, understanding, honest, and very easy to talk too. I would recommend Dr. V as 10+ stars --- BetterHelp (& myself!) are fortunate to have such a professional & helpful counselor to work with.
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Understanding and supportive
Very accommodating. Very willing to answer questions
I have been working with Dr. Vaillancourt for around 3 weeks now and I feel so much better, she fully understands what I am trying to say and makes suggestions and seems to know exactly which questions to ask me to get me to think differently about my situations. She is empathetic yet at the same time direct. I am very content with the progress I have made already in such a short space of time thanks to Dr. Vaillancourt's method and look forward to getting my life on track!