About Us

We are a group of clinicians with more than 30 years of combined experience, trained and specialized in a diversity of therapeutic modalities that effectively treat Complex trauma or Complex PTSD, Anxiety and Depression.

Zina Ortiz, LPC, EMDR and Psychedelic Assisted Therapist Certified Owner

My Name is Zina Ortiz. I am a childhood trauma survivor! My experiences of chronic neglect, physical, mental, and sexual abuse have provided me with a unique opportunity to embark on a personal journey of healing. Through this transformative process, I have gained a profound understanding of the complexities and far-reaching impacts of trauma, as well as the incredible power of healing.specialize in the treatment of Complex Trauma, Anxiety and Depression.

Gail Dawson, FNP, PMHNP Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner​

Gail Dawson is our prescriber. She is a multifaceted clinician and educator, driven by a relentless passion to enhance the functioning of the body and mind for her patients. Dissatisfied with the psychiatric status quo, she tirelessly seeks out cutting-edge research and therapies to facilitate her patients’ journey towards wellness. Her special focus lies in helping individuals taper off psychiatric medications, particularly benzodiazepines, with the aim of promoting natural healing.

Accepted Insurance Plans

We currently accept insurance from:

  • Kaiser Permanente®
  • Medicaid
  • Colorado Access
  • Aetna®
  • Anthem BCBS®
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Lena Costalas, LPCC Trauma Therapist

My name is Lena, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate and I am passionate about supporting children and adolescents along their journey to healing. I have extensive experience working with young populations with a focus on complex PTSD, Anxiety and Depression.

Isaac Coleman, LPCC Trauma Therapist

My name is Isaac. Through my own recovery, I discovered the power of mindfulness and acceptance practices. I believe mindfulness lays the foundation for us to genuinely self-explore and go deeper with somatic processing and cognitive therapy.

Eva Cruz, LPCC Trauma Therapist

My name is Eva. I am a bilingual Spanish Trauma Psychotherapist. I enjoy serving a great diversity of populations, hearing stories of survival, and helping people recover from the devastating effects of trauma.

Hablo Español!

Sasha Rodriguez, LPCC Trauma Therapist

My name is Sasha. I am a bilingual Spanish Trauma Psychotherapist. I use a variety of therapeutic methods to help support my clients in healing of deeply rooted, emotional wounds.

I provide services in Colorado Springs and via Telehealth.

Hablo Español!

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Why Choose Elephant In The Room LLC

Taking Care of Your Mental Health

At Elephant In The Room LLC, led by Zina Ortiz and a dedicated team of clinicians, we stand as a beacon of responsible and ethical psychedelic harm reduction services and education. Committed to compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations regarding cannabis and psychedelics, we advocate for intentional, sacred, and non-habitual usage.

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L. P.

"Zina is a warm hug. She clearly understands the effects of trauma and makes her client feel safe. Zina actively listens, validates, and conducts herself professionally. Zina is nonjudgmental of unconventional beliefs. She is an advocate in navigating our complicated healthcare system."

Andrea H.

" Zina is truly a master at her craft. I can't explain what she does, but all I can say is that in the two months I've been seeing her, my life has improved exponentially. Her methods have released old thoughts and patterns that were holding me back."

Rachel S.

"Brain health is just as important as physical health. What a comfort to know I finally found someone I trust and feel comfortable with to help me get through tough times. Anyone considering working with Zina or her associates should give them a try. They are wonderful and caring and know their stuff!