Lindy Ariff, LCSW is a healing professional specializing in deep inner work. Beyond being a fully trained clinical therapist, Lindy is an artist of healing. Mixing a unique palette of spiritual and heart centered practices, she nurtures and guides her clients on the profound journey of aligning mind body and soul.
Lindy has committed herself to studying the art of healing through meditation, guided imagery, energy healing, and hypnosis so that she can aid her clients on their healing journey of transformation. Her attitude is encouraging and aware of your capacity for healing, yet gentle and compassionate in the process. She loves the beauty and depth in healing and spiritual connection and has been blessed to be a part of hundreds of healing journeys.
Lindy understands the healing journey on a deeply intimate level, drawing wisdom from her own personal experiences of journeying through post traumatic stress disorder, depression, panic, and anxiety. The journey of healing through and surviving these experiences has produced an intuitive healer that is genuine and nurturing.
Lindy has been fortunate to have received extensive training, mentorship, and many hours of healing by Dr. Jon Connelly of Rapid Resolution Therapy and Molly Sanford, LCSW of Cognitive Remapping.
Lindy has been drawn towards energy healing her entire life and in 2015 she officially started training as a student in Healing Touch. The integration of energy work with clients has been phenomenally successful.
Lindy is the founder of I Am A Rockstar an online resource for survivors of sexual trauma and relationship abuse. She is passionate and determined to help survivors to recognize that they are stronger, more resilient, and more beautiful because they have survived their extraordinary circumstances.
Lindy loves the work she does and finds joy in bringing balance, peace, and healing via individual sessions, groups, workshops, and retreats.
- Masters in Social Work
- Trained Clinician & Counselor
- National Board Certified Hypnotherapist
- Certified in Rapid Resolution Therapy
- Trained in Healing Touch
- Trained in Mindfulness Meditation
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
I’M PASSIONATE & COMMITTED TO YOU
Wondering why I’m so passionate and committed to the work I do? It’s simple, I’ve been through it and survived and I believe you will too.
What’s My Story?
I get it. I’ve suffered from debilitating PTSD, can’t get out of bed Depression, & daily Panic Attacks.
And I survived.
I know the feelings of wondering if there’s something wrong with you. Or of feeling so lonely you could crawl into a hole and no one would notice. Feelings of shame tumbling over you, feeling dirty, depressed, panic attacks, acting in ways that make absolutely no sense, like you have no control over your life. Repressed memories, scared, like the light had gone out. And I’ve felt like the world would be better off without me in it a thousand times over again.
I also know what it feels like to heal. And to be strong. And to travel the world. And feel moments of connection, joy, peace, and clarity. And I truly believe that I wouldn’t have known my true strength without those really tough experiences.
While a vast majority of my PTSD symptoms and Panic Attacks dissipated with the help of traditional therapy in my early 20s, I still suffered from intense feelings of worthlessness and despair. When I was 21 I set off to travel the world for several years by myself, and as it turns out, wherever you go there you are, the pain followed me all over the world.
When I returned, lost as ever, yet having gained a whole new perspective of the world, I immediately fell into another abusive relationship. And when I somehow survived that, I made a promise to myself that that would never happen again. I was going to do whatever it took to heal my wounds and stop the pattern.
In 2007, after months of reading self help books and journaling in my parent’s garden, I stumbled upon my first mindfulness meditation weekend. For two agonizing days I sat in silence and my mind was anything but still. I would jump at every sound and could barely focus on my breath for longer than a moment. In those moments I prayed for strength to help me get through this and I believe that gave me faith to keep going.
This determination and belief that there was hope and I could one day create space in my life for even a moment of peace kept me going, meditating, continuing my education, and seeking out modalities of healing. Then in early 2012 I serendipitously walked into a Rapid Trauma Resolution Training and met Dr. Jon Connelly and my life changed forever.
For the first time, maybe ever, my mind quieted. And I felt different.
And no, he didn’t wave a magic wand, he worked with me, mentored me, and believed in me. I’ve been so blessed for this, and for the compassion and healing and guidance of several of his top mentors too.
The change was so profound in my life. Everything began to fall into place and space was created for true connection, moments of clarity, space, and peace.
I could feel my body again and began practicing yoga which has been a major part of my healing journey.
By the way, I am not perfect, I still days where I struggle and have to remind myself to be brave.
Why am I sharing this? As a trained clinician it’s not comfortable for me to share about myself. But everyday I have clients saying to me “If I could only be as calm as you are…” and I truly believe that the work that I’ve done on myself has created space in my mind, my life and my world.
I have been on this healing journey for over a decade, and have a whole suitcase of wisdom and a large box of tools to share with you. I have made a commitment to pay the healing forward and have been blessed to be a part of hundreds of healing journeys.
Since I still have your attention, here are a few facts about me:
- My favorite smell is the desert when it rains
- I’m a Pisces Sun with a Libra Moon
- I’m married and work hard at my relationship
- Two cats + Bodhi share our home
- I love country music
- My favorite color is purple
- I need to spend time in nature
- Self care = yoga, gardening, mineral baths, and walks