Hi, I’m Heidi
“Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.”
– Brené Brown
I’m Heidi Lindeman.
If your journey in life has been anything like mine, for years you may have questioned if you even had feelings. Maybe you were dissociated and exceptionally skilled at hiding your feelings from everyone, pretending everything was fine. Shit, you might have even tricked yourself!
But then something happened. Maybe it was a loss or a traumatic event (or something you can’t even put your finger on). Suddenly you’re overwhelmed with ALL the feelings. Inside now feels like a jumbled mess. You feel lost and uncertain about how to make everything feel better.
All you really want is to be authentic AND for others to accept you for who you are.
You’re tired of pretending.
You can’t anymore.
I get it! This has been my journey as well.
Now imagine sitting down with someone for help.
You feel nervous, yet the person across from you is calm and grounded.
Then you experience something different… almost surprising.
You feel heard.
Someone actually just told you that what you feel makes sense. It might feel odd or untrustworthy at first, but it also feels so fucking good!
You find you are able to breathe deeper.
You feel held.
You start to believe you actually matter!
Because I understand these feelings, our work together will allow you to dive deeper into your emotions. I will hold that space for you to feel safe as you explore your internal world, and help you move through intense feelings without getting stuck.
During our work together, you’ll notice you feel calmer. You’ll notice you’re more able to trust and connect with yourself and others.
No longer are you spending hours or days thinking about killing yourself. Those thoughts may pop up from time to time, but now suicidal thoughts can pass in about 30 seconds! You are in AWE, grateful for your internal world.
You feel bigger, allowed to take up space.
Most importantly, you feel free to be your vibrant, wild, emotionful Self.
You know your feelings will no longer kill you.
You EMBRACE all parts of you and know how to meet your own internal needs. You have more clarity on your spiritual gifts, trust your soul more often and lean in to your own intuition.
You allow yourself to be human and to feel all your emotions, even when you are angry, sad, annoyed, anxious or suicidal.
You are even kind to yourself when you get stuck in a shame spiral and have the self-compassion that actually allows you to come out of it much faster.
You are dedicated to your own healing journey.
You might be thinking, “hey, isn’t this supposed to be ‘about you’? Why did you just write more about me?”
(You are so perspective! You can sense what is really happening here.)
My story IS your story. I know this journey well and it is my honor and passion to help others on this path. I’ve experienced trauma, shame and suicidal thoughts, AND I’ve healed.
I know healing is possible because I’ve walked the road myself.
(and am still walking)
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
- 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 3 – Center for Self Leadership April 2020
- Internal Family Systems Level 2 Deepening and Expanding Training – Center for Self Leadership October 2019
- Internal Family Systems Level 1 Training – Center for Self Leadership 2019
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Take an Active Role in Healing Yourself!