I’m Heidi Lindeman
“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.” – Brené Brown
Part of My Story
My road to becoming an individual therapist has been unique. I started off wanting to be a minister in a liberal christian church. Being an introvert I came to understand one on one conversations are the most fulfilling. Knowing this about myself and the growth I experienced in my personal therapy when I was in seminary lead me to seek a counseling degree. I am like all humans who have struggles and challenges in life. I have lived with suicidal ideation and learned how to hear messages from suicidal thoughts for self-care. My mind and body have messages for me. I have learned over the years how to attune to myself. Learning to attune to myself has been drastically important on my path to transformation and healing.
Although I believe transformation and healing can be a life long journey, I also know that there have been pivotal points in my life that lead to a deeper sense of knowing myself and being grounded in who I am. I can only thrive when I feel grounded in myself. With work through several therapist I went on a journey. First, I discovered I have feelings and began to feel them and be less dissociated. Next, I worked with a somatic therapist to gain grounding and comfort in my own body and to learn tangibly about boundaries. Then I moved into a relational therapy model where I began to transform pre-verbal hurts through honesty and trust in the therapy relationship. However, one of the most powerful experiences has been with Internal Family Systems. I have many parts (which is a normal human experience). Parts work has allowed me to clearly identify what is happening inside and how to offer that part of me the care it needs. When I am able to notice parts of myself and connect to them I become more appreciative of the life I have and hopeful, knowing I can thrive in this life.
My friends would tell you that I am passionate about Internal Family Systems because it changed my life and I believe it can change your life too. I come with passion, patience, loyalty, a deep sense of spiritual connection and openness. I can be a bit of a nerd who loves learning and finding what actually helps myself and others grow. In sessions I offer myself and guide people through their internal world for deeper understanding.
Credentials and Trainings:
- Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate (LPCC) – May 2019
- M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Regis University 2019
- Post Graduate Certificate in Depth Psychotherapy – Regis University 2019
- Masters in Divinity – Chicago Theological Seminary 2014
- B.A in Sociology Human Services – Mesa State College 2010
- Internal Family Systems Level 1 Training – Center for Self Leadership 2019
- Attachment Based Family Therapy workshop – 2017
- Peer Support Specialist Training – RMCP 2016
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) 2016
This combination of degrees and trainings allows me to tenderly sit with people who are experiencing intense emotions and have been through painful experiences. I attune to where you are and gently guide you into your internal world to gain awareness to your personal workings. From this place we can work towards shifting and healing past hurts.