Laurie Reeder grew up on a farm in eastern Iowa. She received her bachelor's of science degree in nursing from Mount Mercy College, Cedar Rapids, IA. Upon graduation Laurie moved to Colorado and found her first job as a psychiatric nurse at University Hospital. She worked inpatient psychiatry for over 14 years including employment at Porter's Hospital and The Children's Hospital. Laurie's career led her to six years as a director of a school based day treatment program in Denver Public Schools, as well as a nursing director and inpatient director of a child and adolescent facility.
In 2004 she received her graduate degree from University of Colorado as a psychiatric nurse practitioner and has worked in outpatient psychiatry since then. Her years of experience has mainly been focused in child and adolescent psychiatry.
Laurie has also taught nurse practitioners with over ten years as a clinical preceptor for University of Colorado. Laurie is the Vice Chair of the Arapahoe Douglas Suicide Prevention Alliance.
Currently Laurie works in her own outpatient psychiatric private practice in Parker where she treats children, adolescents and "young adults". Her services include psychiatric evaluations and medication management. Laurie has education in integrative psychiatry which brings in complementary and alternative treatment approaches. She believes in limiting prescription medications when possible. Laurie's value is to de-stigmatize mental illness and honor a person's strengths.