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 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques 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, 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, Infertility, 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 (In progress)

AMY RUESCHE, LSW, MSW

Psychotherapist

My Mission: 

I am passionate about supporting individuals and families find healing, connection, and reconciliation with death, trauma, and various types of losses through the course of life. I seek to provide educational and evidence-based therapeutic interventions as a means to provide validation, understanding, and empathy to the experiences of grief and trauma. I am dedicated to bringing greater awareness and compassion particularly for people experiencing disenfranchised grief – those who may feel their grief is not “real” or “valid.” I intend to always create a space to hold all types of grief, trauma, loss, and the array of complex emotions that follow these experiences.

 

My Approach: 

I work from a client-centered approach, meaning that myself and my client(s) work collaboratively to reach the client’s goals, or the goals they develop during our work together. I follow my client’s lead to ensure they feel heard and supported in their concerns. I want to create a space that feels authentic and comfortable for my clients to speak honestly and openly, as that is the only way to create true change and healing. I also incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to connect thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and beliefs about oneself into how they interact with the world. Additionally, I integrate Bibliotherapy, Narrative Therapy, Group Therapy, and Play Therapy.

 

Specialties:  

Grief and Loss, Trauma, Attachment, Behavioral Concerns, Depression and Anxiety, Children 3-12, Adolescents, Adults, Groups

Education: 

Master of Social Work – Metropolitan State University of Denver, Denver, CO

Master of Arts, Literary and Cultural Studies – Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Bachelor of Arts in English and History – Regis University, Denver, CO

Experience:

Grief and Loss including Child Loss, Suicide, Homicide, Child Abuse and Neglect, Terminal Illness, and Sudden/Unexpected Death, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Behavioral Health, Attachment

Haley Wise, LPCC, MS

Psychotherapist

My Mission: 

I am passionate about helping individuals move through life's most challenging situations. If you're stuck in a pattern of anxious thinking, people pleasing, struggling with grief, recovering from trauma, feeling haunted by past memories, or are having difficulty navigating a past or present relationship, I'd love to help. I desire to empower individuals who are healing from relational wounds and who are adapting to difficult life transitions. I also enjoy helping individuals meet their career and lifestyle goals. My intent is to offer a compassionate stance and a sense of safety that is necessary to help you toward personal growth. My aim is to help you move toward a life of greater authenticity, in alignment with your own values and purpose. I desire to assist others on life's journey while celebrating the beauty that comes with diversity and commonalities in the human experience.

 

My Approach: 

I believe that incorporation of mind, body, and spirit in the counseling space provides an environment that promotes holistic wellness and healing. I utilize a collaborative approach and tailor interventions to meet you where you are. My most commonly used modalities include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems informed strategies, the Gottman Method, and EMDR.

 

Specialties:  

Adult/Teen Developmental Trauma Recovery, Anxiety and Panic, Grief and Loss, Career-Focused Counseling, Identity Development.

Education: 

Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling- Milligan University

Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Minor in Business Administration/Management- East Tennessee State University

Experience:

Anxiety, Depression, Grief, PTSD, Binge Eating, Bipolar, Management of Addictions in Stable Remission, Self-esteem, College Transitions, Attachment Difficulties, Spiritual Concerns, Career-Focused Counseling, Couples Counseling, Minority concerns, LGBTQIA+.

License and Certification:

Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate LPCC.0017015

EMDR Training, EMDRIA approved (In Progress)

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Training (In Progress)

Internal Family Systems Circle Training, IFS Institute

Jillian Elliott, SWC, MSW

Psychotherapist

My Mission: 

I am passionate about helping individuals motivated to heal and navigate through life’s challenging path.  If you need a guide to assist you through addiction, anxious thinking, depression, trauma, grief, relationship conflict, or negative self-talk - I can help! 

I approach supporting clients through the lens of self-confidence and what cognitive distortions are holding you back.   Ready to overcome co-dependency and addiction?  My intent is to offer a supportive and safe space that can help you meet your personal goals.  You can untangle anxious thoughts, work on addiction, and heal from past trauma.  I believe everyone has the innate qualities to feel better.  Let's shine a flashlight in the darkness to support you in navigating your way to long-term solutions.

 

My Approach: 

I believe that being mindful and exploring more about ourselves in the counseling space helps provides an environment that promotes growth and healing.  I utilize building individualized goals for yourself,  accountability, and a non-judgmental approach to help you get to where you want to be.  My most used interventions include: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Strength based approach, Humanistic, and trauma-based approach.

 

Specialties:  

Adults/Teens/Children, Trauma Recovery, Anxiety and Depression, Grief and Loss, Addiction and Dependency.

Education: 

Master of Social Work, Our Lady of the Lake University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Minor in Anthropology  

Registered Yoga therapist, Brown Dog Yoga

Experience:

Anxiety, Depression, Grief, PTSD, Bipolar, Addiction/Dependency/Co-dependency, Self-esteem, Attachment Difficulties, Spirituality Counseling, Children and Teens.

License and Certification:

Social Work Candidate 0000000149

Registered Yoga Teacher

CANS Certified

ASAM Certified

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.