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.