OUR TEAM

Hidden Treasures Therapy is passionate about supporting people in recognizing that there is MORE beyond the pain and confusion they are in now.  Our therapists are compassionate, attentive, and experienced. 

 

We invite you to schedule a time to start this journey toward healing.

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KATI SAUL, LCSW, PMH-C

Founder and Psychotherapist

My Mission:

Ready to find the root of your anxiety, trauma, sadness, negative self-talk or depression? I believe that healing and wholeness is possible.  Whether you are a mom who has lost a pregnancy or child, someone who experienced trauma as a child, or feeling lost and wanting to find your purpose; I am passionate about supporting you in recognizing what the MORE looks like beyond the pain or grief you are in currently. Come connect, be heard, understood, and challenged through safe, compassionate therapy and educational, evidenced-based interventions.

My Approach:

Together, we will examine the root of what you are experiencing and identify how you release or make meaning of those experiences.  I believe in the importance of creating a safe space for you to be real.   You don’t have to hide your experience or grief any longer. We will use Trauma-Informed Approaches to make connections between your experiences, thoughts, feelings and beliefs so you can decide what each future day holds.  It’s time to identify who you are underneath all of that pain. 

Clinical Supervision:

I am available to provide clinical supervision to pre-licensed individuals working toward full licensure.  It is a passion of mine to connect with new clinicians to listen, teach, and equip you as you move into this life-giving field of healing.  Please contact Kati directly at 719-419-3939 for more information.

Specialties: 

Trauma/EMDR, Perinatal Mental Health, Women’s Issues, Grief and Loss, Life Transitions, Christian Therapy

Education:

Master of Social Work – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Siena Heights University, Adrian, MI

 

Experience:

Anxiety, Depression, Self-Harm, Self-Esteem, Child Loss, Miscarriage, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Parenting, Adolescence, College Transitions, Sexual Abuse, and Relationships.

License and Certification:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker CSW.09924469 Colorado

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

Perinatal Mental Health Certificate PMH-C

EMDR Trained

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MELISSA ZANKMAN, LPCC, MEd

Psychotherapist

My Mission: 

The chaos and unpredictability of life can cause us to lose touch with who we are and how to find peace. Painful past experiences, stressors, feeling out of place, and relationship difficulties lead to feelings of hopelessness. My promise to you is that I will cultivate a caring environment amid life’s uncertainty. Each time you step into the office, I will strive to make you feel understood and respected. I will walk alongside you and empower you to overcome life’s most daunting obstacles. Along the way, we will discover what it means to be uniquely you. The hardest step is the first one, looking for help. And you have already done that by reading this far! I am here to tell you that there is hope. It does not have to be like this forever. 

My Approach: 

Research shows that one of the biggest change factors in therapy is one’s relationship with their therapist. Therefore, it is my top priority to create a trusting and accepting relationship with you. My goal is to empower you to decide the course of therapy- whether it is setting goals, or even evaluating what could be more helpful in therapy- it is a collaborative process. This is how I utilize Person-Centered Therapy, a well-established counseling theory.  

I am a big believer in using experiences to reinforce ideas and make new mental connections. Therefore, I like to incorporate expressive arts, guided imagery, meditation, experiential exercises, and the outdoors into the process, if that is something that interests you. Altogether, I pull from Gestalt and Experiential Therapy to structure our sessions. 

Education: 

Education Specialist in Clinical Mental Health Counseling- Clemson University

Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling- Clemson University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Art- Sewanee: The University of the South 

Experience:

Trauma, Relationship Difficulties, Identity/Authenticity, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Attachment, Life Transitions, Highly Sensitive People (HSP), Crisis & Suicide, Family Therapy, Behavioral Issues, Wilderness Therapy, Substance Use Recovery

License and Certification:

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate LPCC

About Me:

I moved to Colorado Springs from the East Coast to live in the beauty of the West.  From a young age, I went on backpacking trips to places like Colorado and fell in love with nature here.  My favorite thing is to be outside and identify all the plants and animals along my way.  I also enjoy creating naturalistic watercolor paintings.  In all, I value bringing my passion for nature and the arts into my therapeutic practice.