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“Become an unflinching source of kindness and Self-compassion for yourself.” – Pete Walker

Who Is This For? 

Adults

    • Who want to learn how to transform suicidal thoughts.
      • Who live with suicidal thoughts and are at a loss for what might help.
      • Suicide is part of your experience and you crave a space to speak openly about your thoughts. 
      • Click Here to learn more about group therapy for those living with suicidal thoughts
    • Who want to heal from trauma.
      • You might struggle with feeling satisfied in life.
      • You might feel controlled by intense emotions. 
      • You might experience anxiety and/or depression.
      • You might feel held back from being your true self and reaching your dreams.

Is Trauma Preventing You From Enjoying Your Life?

                                

Do you feel awkward, uncomfortable, or out-of-place around most of the people you interact with on a daily basis? Are you consistently riddled with fear and doubt that keep you from living the life you want? Do you experience symptoms like shortness of breath, racing heart rate, dry mouth, chills, disorientation, or panic? Is it hard to find satisfaction in everyday life? Are you experiencing recurring nightmares, difficulty sleeping, changes in eating habits, or extreme weight fluctuations? Perhaps your days are consumed by a sense of dread, confusion, overwhelm, and helplessness. Or maybe unresolved trauma has developed into depression and anxiety, acts of self-harm—or even suicidal thoughts. 

Trauma can disrupt your overall quality of life and cause a range of symptoms that affect your mental health, physical well-being, and your ability to interact with the world around you. Traumatic experiences may leave a profound impact that impairs your ability to connect with others, exist within relationships, and establish bonds on a healthy foundation. For instance, you may try to exert too much control in a relationship, which causes conflict and division. Alternately, you may avoid certain conflicts of interest in conversation, and find yourself withdrawing from social interactions. Trauma may also manifest as self-doubt, so often, that you find yourself repeatedly replaying interactions, wondering what you could’ve done better, what you did wrong, and why you aren’t good enough. Or it could be that you are constantly looking for answers to questions like, “Why is life so hard?” or “Why do bad things only happen to me?” 

If it feels like you have lost control of your future and you simply want to live a regular life, trauma therapy could be an option for you. Therapy can provide you with a space that fosters trust and compassion while you begin to explore your internal wounds. With time and guidance, we’ll develop an understanding of who you are while laying a foundation that allows you to take an active role in your life. Click here for more about Trauma Therapy

Are Suicidal Thoughts Preventing you from living Life? 

          

    • Do you live with suicidal thoughts? Do you, on some days, want nothing more than to be dead? Are you tired of fighting with suicidal thoughts? 
      • I want you to know you are not alone. Suicidal thoughts are a normal human experiences.
      • In the midst of suicidal thoughts it can be challenging to see any hope. You may not be able to see how anything other than death will relive the pain you are experiencing. This is a dark place to live. 
      • I want you to know, even though you may not feel it right now, I can hold hope for you. If you call or email I can help you transform the messages of suicidal thoughts. 
      • Through Internal Family Systems we can get to know what suicidal parts you have and what they need for healing.
      • I have transformed my own suicidal thoughts. I have the experience of living with suicidal thoughts. I walk the human journey with you. You do not have to be alone with suicidal thoughts. 
      • Contact me for a free consultation. 
      • Learn more about my story with suicide.
      • Check out my group for those living with suicidal thoughts

All Parts of you are Welcome and Accepted

    • You have many parts of yourself and I can help you identify those parts. I can help you heal the pain of your parts through skillfully using Internal Family Systems. 
    • You can change your relationship to yourself and those around you.
    • Break free from trauma, overwhelming emotions, anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.
    • I am here to be with you in all your experiences, to guide you towards healing trauma and transforming suicidal thoughts. 
    • Learn More about IFS Here
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  • If this resonates with you and you are ready to change your life fill out the contact form to request a free consultation. 

Self Ground Therapy Meaning

You may be wondering what does Self Grounded Therapy mean and why choose this therapist over another. Let me give you some understanding on where the name Self Grounded Therapy came from, what it means to me and how you can benefit from this type of therapy. This all came about from my work with Internal Family Systems (IFS).  Have you ever said there’s a part of me that wants this and another part that wants that? Have you ever found yourself wondering who you really are and how to get back to who you used to know yourself to be? These questions point to what IFS helps us know, that we all have parts of ourselves and that we all have a Self. SELF with a capital S is the core of who we truly are. When we are living a Self-Led life, we experience creativity, curiosity, openness, courage, and know we have the capacity to live a full life even when presented with challenges. Self Ground Therapy is designed to work with all parts and uncover Self. When Self is felt over and over again it becomes easier to lead a Self-Led life, be Ground in your true authentic Self. It is my goal to guide you into your inner world to discover your SELF. Working with each part from Self energy is how we transform suicidal thoughts and heal trauma. Click here to read more

Who Am I?

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 specializing in trauma therapy and suicidal ideation support 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 led 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 there have been pivotal points in my life that led 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.

                                                        

I use my own growth experiences as a therapist. Knowing my own parts well I am able to provide for my own needs, allowing me to show up devoted to your (clients) needs and situation. I bring a grounded, passionate and creative presence into the therapy room where I met you in your struggles. I know it is not easy to share vulnerabilities and trauma with another person. I value all parts you come with and we will work with each part to establish trust, both internally and externally. I am here to be a guide in supporting your goals, healing, and transformation.

Credentials

    • 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
  • Trainings

    • 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. I teach you invaluable skills that once you know will stay with you for your life. I offer services for trauma therapy including suicidal ideation. You will learn skills to use in your daily life to manage overwhelming emotions and live the life you desire.

Take an Active Role in Healing Yourself

You don’t have to miss out on your life. Therapy can help you take the necessary steps to begin moving forward. If you have questions or concerns, I offer a free 20-minute, in-person or phone consultation. You can reach me by calling 720-443-1406, emailing selfgroundedtherapy@gmail.com, or by filling out the contact form on the right. 


**Please Note any consultation selected at Mountain View Wellness Center is a PHONE consultation. Consultations selected at People House can be In Person or over the Phone.

Services

Services

Individual Psychotherapy 

       Specialties

         Other Areas

          • Anxiety
          • Depression
          • Dissociation
          • PTSD

Group Psychotherapy

Exploring the Depths of Suicidal Ideation through Images: Living to Tell Your Story 

This group if for those who experience suicidal thoughts and want to change how you relate to suicidal thoughts. Designed by Heidi Lindeman to explore the messages under suicidal thoughts and create self-care. I believe suicidal ideation and urges are there to tell us something important in our lives. As a group we come together being supported by others with similar experiences. This is a co-led group. Pre-registration is required. There is a group starting in September. Call now to register for the group.  Click here for more information

Modalities 

Cost

      • $115 cash/check – 50 min individual psychotherapy
      • $5 up-charge for credit card payment
      • $60 – group psychotherapy 

*Please note all consultations selected at Mountain View Inn are PHONE consultations. Consultations at People House may be IN PERSON or over the PHONE.

Trauma Therapy

Is Trauma Preventing You From Enjoying Your Life?

 

Do you feel awkward, uncomfortable, or out-of-place around most of the people you interact with on a daily basis? Are you consistently riddled with fear and doubt that keep you from living the life you want? Do you experience symptoms like shortness of breath, racing heart rate, dry mouth, chills, disorientation, or panic? Is it hard to find satisfaction in everyday life? Are you experiencing recurring nightmares, difficulty sleeping, changes in eating habits, or extreme weight fluctuations? Perhaps your days are consumed by a sense of dread, confusion, overwhelm, and helplessness. Or maybe unresolved trauma has developed into depression and anxiety, acts of self-harm—or even suicidal thoughts. 

Trauma can disrupt your overall quality of life and cause a range of symptoms that affect your mental health, physical well-being, and your ability to interact with the world around you. Traumatic experiences may leave a profound impact that impairs your ability to connect with others, exist within relationships, and establish bonds on a healthy foundation. For instance, you may try to exert too much control in a relationship, which causes conflict and division. Alternately, you may avoid certain conflicts of interest in conversation, and find yourself withdrawing from social interactions. Trauma may also manifest as self-doubt, so often, that you find yourself repeatedly replaying interactions, wondering what you could’ve done better, what you did wrong, and why you aren’t good enough. Or it could be that you are constantly looking for answers to questions like, “Why is life so hard?” or “Why do bad things only happen to me?” 

If it feels like you have lost control of your future and you simply want to live a regular life, trauma therapy could be an option for you. Therapy can provide you with a space that fosters trust and compassion while you begin to explore your internal wounds. With time and guidance, we’ll develop an understanding of who you are while laying a foundation that allows you to take an active role in your life.

Trauma Does Not Discriminate 

Everyone reacts to traumatic experiences differently. In fact, you may not even remember the specific event or recognize how unaddressed trauma can influence your actions in day-to-day life. Emotional trauma is held in our bodies, as well as our minds, and becomes internalized after it occurs, often resurfacing in ways you would least expect, sometimes resurfacing years or decades following a traumatic experience

Over time, trauma can take a toll on nearly every aspect of your life, from your physical well-being, your relationship’s health, and even your career. And if trauma isn’t treated, it may cause emotional responses that resurface in life events that are seemingly small. For example, you may feel intense feelings of overwhelm, anger, sadness, or fear just from your boss asking you to make an edit on a previous assignment, even if the work itself isn’t a big deal.

Trauma can be the result of many adverse experiences, including personal attacks, accidents, the loss of loved ones, and natural disasters. But it can also stem from early childhood trauma, sexual abuse, or experiences where you felt like an outsider and lacked control. 

Although our culture preaches self-reliance and independence, it’s important to know that we’re social creatures who need each other to grow as individuals and as a society. If you find that you’re stuck in feelings of hopelessness, guilt, overwhelm, or are simply having trouble coping with your situation, trauma therapy can give you the opportunity and time to open an inner window and begin healing your greatest wounds.

Trauma Counseling Can Help You Find Greater Peace and Deeper Connection 

Working with a therapist can provide you with tools, techniques, and support for exploring different aspects of your trauma and transforming your life experiences. We’ll start by working within your current living situation to identify what bodily, emotional and relationship struggles you face so we can tailor therapy specifically for you. We may dive into your personal history, experiences where you felt unease, or work to understand the reasons behind your emotional responses. After we identify your pain, we’ll work to develop new ideas surrounding how you view yourself. We can then uncover positive ways of experiencing your thoughts, emotions, and environment that can help you cultivate a productive, healthy outlook on life. Once you have a thorough understanding of your thoughts, feelings, and desires, you can break free of the grip that psychological trauma has on your life.

Therapy guarantees you a space of compassion and respect in which you can safely explore and address your pain. Trauma treatment makes it easier for you to externalize your conflicts and engage with them while ensuring your own sense of security and comfort. I’ve developed a humanistic and holistic approach to healing, including Depth Psychotherapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. Using Internal Family Systems and parts mapping helps to identify, address, and befriend conflicting parts or sub-personalities in your mental system which hold different roles of who you are. For example, you may have a part that feels anxious, therefore it does everything it can to control its external and internal environment. This might look like rearranging the desk or a large effort to please people within our relationships. And you might have another part that thinks suicide is the clear way out of the feelings of anxiety or pain. I help my clients build a relationship with each of their parts so they can release the burden its carrying and allow it to take on a preferred valuable role in their mental system. It is through this connection, unburdening, and reorganizing process that lasting transformation occurs for the client. All the while, we’ll work within your comfort zone and pace to help you reach a better state of mental health. 

During our sessions, you’ll be introduced to a compassionate, calm, creative and curious environment (externally and internally) that fosters a sense of safety and comfort. As we begin to unpack your history, we may map out different areas of your experience to inform our sessions or use creative elements to lighten the weight of the atmosphere and create a sense of ease around sensitive topics. This may include drawing, writing, InnerActive cards, movement or any other thing you can imagine that will help you feel safe and secure. Once you begin to feel more comfortable and we develop an understanding of the reasons you’re in therapy, we’ll work on changing your perspectives and reframing your experience so you can reconnect to the world in a way that releases the burden of your past. 

In our therapy sessions, I’ll also help you remain accountable to your own well-being by making sure you maintain a balanced lifestyle that affords you with appropriate amounts of time to eat, rest, and care for yourself. Establishing a base level of happiness and wellness helps to reduce the stress in your life on a daily basis. Over time, you’ll learn how to become more open and independent in how you cope with trauma, allowing you to process the intense emotions that come with it.

 

I have a passion for helping individuals heal their internal wounds by giving them the tools they need to overcome their limitations, transform their perspective and pursue their goals. With my experience working for the Colorado Crisis Line and my background working in therapy, I wholeheartedly believe that overcoming trauma is possible. I’m confident that with time and understanding, trauma therapy can help you learn who you are again and shine bright.

Perhaps you’re considering therapy but still have some concerns…

What if therapy is too expensive for me?

Therapy is an investment in yourself that pays off long after the sessions are over. After our time together, you’ll have tools and techniques that will prepare you for a variety of situations including any resurfacing of trauma responses. You spend money on self-care purposes all the time, from medical appointments to haircuts—even to the health food you buy at the grocery store. So why not make an investment in your mental health that will pay off for years to come?

What if I don’t have enough time for therapy?

All too often, time can be a scarce commodity, but you’re worth setting aside the time to focus on yourself. It’s easy to become distracted by the demands of our fast-paced society, but working with a therapist can help you cultivate a greater sense of accountability and agency within your own life. Together, we can develop a plan that allows you to take care of yourself, pursue your ambitions, and allow you to move beyond your past.

What if I uncover something I didn’t want to know?

If ever we run into something that causes you distress, we can slow down the pace and find other ways of processing your pain. We don’t necessarily have to go directly through the heart of your mental trauma in order to foster healing. Therapy is a process of self-discovery, but that doesn’t mean you have to be frightened. Even working at your own pace, you can still take your life back from unresolved trauma.

Can’t I just rely on friends and family for help?

Having a strong support system is important for healing trauma. However, your friends and family don’t always possess the necessary skills to support your healing journey. In fact, your relationships can often be an obstacle, as people may be too close and personally invested in your life to stay focused on what’s best for your healing journey, whereas a trained professional has developed skills and experience to support you in healing your trauma and transforming your life.

Take An Active Role In Your Life

You don’t have to miss out on your life. Therapy can help you take the necessary steps to begin moving forward. If you have questions or concerns, I offer a free 20-minute, in-person or phone consultation. You can reach me by calling 720-443-1406, emailing selfgroundedtherapy@gmail.com, or by clicking the contact form on the right.

 


**Please Note any consultation selected at Mountain View Wellness Center is a PHONE consultation. Consultations selected at People House can be In Person or over the Phone.

Contact

Heidi Lindeman

M.Div, M.A., LPCC, IFS Therapist

Healing Trauma; Transforming Suicidal Ideation through Trauma Therapy using Internal Family Systems

720-443-1406

selfgroundedtherapy@gmail.com

Call, email or click on the button below or on the right anytime for a FREE consultation or to schedule an appointment


**Please Note any consultation selected at Mountain View Wellness Center is a PHONE consultation. Consultations selected at People House can be In Person or over the Phone.