Laura Vaillancourt, LMHC, GMHS


Laura began her private practice in 2012 after working several years in hospital, skilled nursing facility and dementia unit settings. She quickly recognized a need in the community for counseling support and coaching/guidance when navigating difficult decisions in the world of aging.

She has extensive experience as a consultant, coach and providing counseling and care management to families that are in the midst of making difficult decisions related to their loved one’s care and health transitions.

Laura specializes in supporting individuals and family members in areas related to:

  • Dementia and memory impairment
  • Changes in family roles
  • Difficult decision making
  • Family care giving 
  • Coping with new diagnoses
  • Medically related complications
  • Challenging and difficult behaviors
  • Choosing new living situations
  • Planning for the future
  • Family mediation and education

Her passion and much of her experience has been working with individuals and family members that have been affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementias. She works with families across the country for coaching and consulting needs and in WA state for counseling services via Zoom or in-person sessions.


Laura's specialty is in supporting families through the dementia journey. She has a gift in helping families understand difficult concepts such as how to navigate challenging behaviors, what to think about when planning for the future such as financial and legal considerations, how to navigate the changing dynamic of the family and the variety of questions that can come up as you navigate the care needs of your loved one. "You just want to do the right thing... I believe you deserve to be informed and supported. Caring for a loved one can feel at times like you are chasing one crisis after another without a road map and no end in sight. The emotional toll it can take on your health, relationships, and quality of life is substantial. You just want to do the right thing and make the right decisions, but are at a loss on where to begin. It is my honor to help guide and support you through this time. As you will see, this work truly feeds my spirit, let me support yours." Laura is known for being compassionate, knowledgeable and respectful regarding the variety of unique concerns that can present themselves during this time. Services: -Counseling -Consulting -Coaching -Care Management

  • Assessment - Brief memory screening
  • Assessment - Capacity: Financial Decision Making
  • Assessment - Capacity: Independent Living
  • Assessment - Capacity: Medical Decision Making
  • Coaching / Consultation - End of Life care
  • Coaching / Consultation - Caregiving
  • Coaching / Consultation - Dementia care
  • Therapy - Couples
  • Therapy - Family
  • Therapy - Group
  • Therapy - Individual

Accepted Insurance

Major Insurance Providers

  • Self-Pay

Practice Information

Street Address 1700 Cooper Point Rd SW #A3
City, State Olympia, WA
State(s) of Licensure Washington
Languages English
Online/Telehealth Yes
In-Person/Office Setting Yes
Home-Based Yes
Prescribe Medication? No