A friend of mine, Vickie Laughlin, retired a few years ago after working for Oracle. We met through Group Fitness; I was teaching classes there. During the time we both worked for Oracle, Vickie was pursuing a second career after retirement. She is now a licensed psychotherapist here in Colorado Springs and is seeking new clients. If you or an acquaintance is seeking therapy, please consider Vickie as an option! You can get to know her a little better, by reading below.
Tell me a why you chose this career after retirement?
Several years ago, I realized that sitting at a desk in front of a computer all day was no longer rewarding. I tried a few different volunteer positions and learned that my passion was to help other people. Soon after that, I found out that even with my totally unrelated Bachelor’s degree, I could get my Masters degree in Counseling! So I went back to college while working full time and graduated three later with my degree.
What type of clients do you specialize in?
I worked with victims of domestic violence during my internship. Since I opened my private practice, I have worked with clients who what to work on issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and traumatic events.
What types of therapy do you provide when working with your clients?
I typically let my clients decide what they want to discuss and work on during each session. Some of the treatments models I use include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), and Mindfulness.
What is a typical sessions’ duration? Cost?
A typical session is 55 minutes and the cost ranges from $40 to $70 per session.
How can potential patients contact you?
You can find me on Psychology Today. (https://www.psychologytoday.com/us)
Search for my name (Vickie Laughlin) to find my web page.
Outside of work, what activities or hobbies do you enjoy?
Hiking, yoga and taking Nicole’s class 🙂