Laura Aldridge (DeRemer) – Graduate Level Intern



Couples and Family Therapy Student
University of Colorado Denver
School of Education and Human Development

Insurance Accepted: Cigna

Private Pay: $80 per session
Adjusted rates available upon request.
(Cannot accept private pay from Medicaid members).


Laura studied Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at Colorado State University and received her MS in HDFS in 2018. Laura worked with children, adolescents, and adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities assisting Occupational Therapists with providing Hippotherapy (treatment with the help of a horse) as an intern at CSU. She most recently worked with graduate students and couples at the CU Denver Counseling Center, who were seeking support with relational, educational, family-focused, and emotional regulation goals.

Laura has always had an interest in helping children and their families, and has been a nanny for a variety of different age groups and different parenting approaches for more than 10 years, and has also taught preschool. Laura values fun, humor, open-mindedness, and compassion and believes empathy is the gateway to connection. Laura believes that laughter is medicine and is passionate about Humor Therapy!

Laura works with each child and family to help them feel a sense of understanding and relief and feel inspired to try new play therapy approaches at home to foster connection, communication, and overall wellbeing. Laura is also an advocate for and experienced in working with the LGBTQIA+ community!

Laura approaches treatment using Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and utilizes Child-Centered Play Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Mindfulness practices. She especially enjoys aiding families, children, and adolescents with creating stability, autonomy, and confidence in taking skills learned in therapy and applying them at home and in their community.

Laura’s hobbies include all the outdoors-y things, including hiking with her family and her service dog, Zoë! She loves yoga (and is also a Certified Yoga Instructor) and is pursuing practicing piano again in her free time. Music is an important part of Laura’s life, as she grew up in Austin, TX with parents in the music in the industry.

Zoë – Therapy Dog in Training

Zoë is a 10 year old Goldendoodle who has been with Laura since she was born. Not only is Zoë Laura’s service dog, but she is also in training to be a Therapy Dog, and will accompany Laura in therapy sessions to provide comfort, feelings of safety, and encourage children to express themselves and open up during the therapy process.


Lori Erwin, LPCC, LPSC


Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate
Licensed Professional School Counselor


Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Services
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

Insurances Accepted: Cigna

Private Pay:

$110 per individual session

$120 per family session

(Cannot accept private pay from Medicaid members).


Lori got her start in Special Education, working with children on the autism spectrum as a Special Education Paraprofessional and soon discovered that she connected most with social emotional development in children. Lori has experience counseling elementary and middle school students in the school setting and was part of school mental health teams responsible for coordinating Multi-Tiered Systems of Support and 504 plans. Lori has experience using differentiation techniques to teach students of various learning styles and abilities and utilizes positive reinforcement strategies for managing student behaviors.

Lori values compassion, connection, and encouragement and believes inspiration is the best motivation. Lori works with each child and family to bring out the best in each child and help to create a positive environment in session and at home to learn and grow. Lori is also the proud mother of an 18-year-old son who is on the autism spectrum and a 15-year-old gender fluid child and has lived and worked in Colorado for the past 20 years.

Lori approaches therapy from a Client-Centered perspective and utilizes Reality Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness, and enjoys teaching emotional regulation skills and helping children develop a plan for moving forward toward their goals. She especially enjoys aiding adolescents in finding their passions, interests, and career goals.

Lori’s hobbies include hiking, paddle boarding, skiing, and being outdoors with her family and dog, Maple. She loves football season (Go Broncos!), music, and plays the guitar!


Kristen Sandine LPC, RPT


Licensed Professional Counselor
Registered Play Therapist


Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Certificate in Counseling Children and Adolescents

Regis University

Insurances Accepted: Cigna

Private Pay Accepted:

$145 per individual session

$165 per family session

(Cannot accept private pay from Medicaid members).


Kristen has always had a passion for teaching, caring for, and helping children and adolescents. She has enjoyed many roles throughout her career including early childhood teacher, nanny, and grief and trauma therapist. From these roles, she has come to understand how unique each family and individual situation is and approaches therapy from a culturally considerate and strength-based perspective.

As a preschool teacher and nanny for many years, Kristen recognized her passion for aiding children in developing healthy social and emotional wellness. She has aided many neurotypical and neurodivergent children in recognizing their unique strengths and how to use them to continue to grow and learn.

Kristen aids children and families to form healthy bonds, create helpful habits and coping skills, and reach their mental health goals. Kristen particularly enjoys working with clients experiencing family changes, illness or death in the family, anxiety, and behavioral, mood, or self-esteem issues.

The closest children in Kristen’s life include her niblings Sam, Lucas, Lily, and Jacob and the children in her chosen family, Olivia and Jack. She believes in making our community an accepting and loving place for them and all children!

In her down-time, Kristen enjoys traveling, reading, listening to podcasts, going to see live music, and spending time with her family and friends. Kristen works hard to spoil her cats, Sam and Dean, who like to make appearances on camera during Telehealth sessions!

With over 15 years of experience of working with children in various roles and over 5 years in private practice specifically, Kristen looks forward to meeting your family and helping you and your child feel confident in achieving wellness!

Support for Therapists: Supervision for MSW Therapists


Josephine (Josie) Ampaw, LCSW, MFTC


Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate


Josie is currently not accepting clients. However, she supports our MSW therapists by providing supervision. If you are looking for an LCSW supervisor, please reach out! 

Post-Master’s Certificate in Marriage & Family Therapy – Denver Family Institute 

Master of Social Work – University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work 

Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction – University of Denver Morgridge College of Education


Josephine, who usually goes by Josie, Ampaw is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Marriage and Family Therapist Candidate, and educator who believes that all the lived experience you bring helps your growth in therapy. Throughout her experience she has learned how important it is to meet adolescents, adults, couples, and families where they are and center their cultural wealth as well as their lived experience. In doing so, Josie is able to work collaboratively to find the best solutions and work through goals in therapy. 

Being a teenager is not easy and Josie understands that! Over the course of Josie’s career, Josie has had roles in classrooms from preschool to high school and in mental health facilities. Being in classrooms continues to teach Josie about the importance of understanding the experiences adolescents face in high schools. With this knowledge she is able to build trusting relationships with adolescents and be a support for them in their time of growth! Josie supports adolescents with issues around self esteem and mood disorders. 

Relationships center who we are and how we understand the world around us. With this in mind, Josie supports couples and families who are working towards their relationship goals collectively and individually. By supporting folks in their relationships, individuals are able to see more growth in their lives! With adults, couples, and families, Josie enjoys exploring the ways that their identities play a role in their day to day lives as well as work through specific relationship-based goals.

In her downtime, Josie enjoys reading, crocheting, spending time with her friends and family, and taking naps! Josie would love the opportunity to work with you! 

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