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
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression
LMFT #0109041 (Expires: 2019-09-30)
Dr. Vaillancourt has helped me a lot since I started. She’s also been very helpful and nice to me. I’m glad I signed up for this app.
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.
Dr Vaillancourt is wonderful. I have been seeing her for the last few years & continue to come back to her. She is a great listener, very knowledgeable, very empathetic & never pretends life is easy.
I would very highly recommend her to anyone as she is one of the best Drs I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with.
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 is very open & receptive. I feel like I am just having natural conversation, not a therapy session. My mood & stress has improved since starting!
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.
She's been very helpful. It's been great to have someone willing to listen instead of just spouting out solutions. I'm feeling in a better place now than I was before I started.
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 :)
Dr. Vaillancourt is a really great councilor. Very understanding, kind, knowledgeable and really great to talk to.
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!
I believe this will be very beneficial and Dr Vaillancourt was very responsive even though it was the holiday season. Thank you for this forum. It's working out to be the best counseling tool I've ever had.
Kourtney is super nice
Dr. Vaillancourt is very well versed at assisting adults with trauma. She is compassionate and knowledgeable and professional.
Really kind and non-judgmental. Helps break down problems into smaller pieces and steps to work at. Would easily recommend Dr. Vaillancourt to anyone looking for help!
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.
She's amazing. I like how she always tried to bring things back to positive.
Dr. Vaillancourt has been good at checking in when life gets away from me and I'm not in touch. It reminds me to get back in touch with myself! She also asks good questions that help me continue to understand my own thoughts and feelings.
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!