Lucille Zimmerman is a gifted listener. Her ability to understand
and empathize with others, along with her keen sense of observation, are a heavenly prescription to help heal wounded hearts.
Help for Hurting People

Today is National Black Dog Day

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Blog, Psychology | 1 comment

Today is National Black Dog Day

A guest post by my friend Jan Dunlap…   Today is National Black Dog Day, and to celebrate, I’m giving our black lab mix Gracie a fresh bone from our local butcher. To be honest, I celebrate Gracie every day, because she helped me get my life back when I was unwittingly shutting myself away from life with an uncontrolled anxiety order.  Her ability to enjoy life – to be totally in the moment – not only taught me to sniff the roses again (along with other, less savory sources of scent, since she is a dog, remember!), but also...

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The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Books, Trauma | 0 comments

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

For years I have followed the work of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk. He is one of the world’s leading trauma experts. I’ve read his research, listened to him in person, and followed his ongoing work in the field of PTSD. Dr. van der Kolk releases a seminal piece of decades of research,  in two days: The Body Keeps the Score I ordered it, but won’t be able to read for two more days. However, knowing what I know about Dr. van der Kolk, I can highly recommend it even without reading. For a really nice summary of Dr. van der...

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America’s Soldiers Singing “Days of Elijah” at Camp Pendleton

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Christianity | 1 comment

America’s Soldiers Singing “Days of Elijah” at Camp Pendleton

      This video taken at Camp Pendleton shows U.S. Marines at a Christian worship service singing the upbeat Christian song, “Days of Elijah.” As reported by The Blaze, “A description of the video, which was first posted to Facebook Sunday by a woman named Merrie Pardee Baldwin, reads, “Participatory worship.”   Hope in encourages you like it did me!   ———————-         ...

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A New Way To Consider Relationships With Messy Endings (Children of the Day by Beth Moore)

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Christianity, Relationships | 0 comments

A New Way To Consider Relationships With Messy Endings (Children of the Day by Beth Moore)

Today I started attending a Bible study at my church. It’s been ten years since I’ve been a part of a group study like this. It felt great to be back after so many years.   There was a day I would attend two to four Bible studies a week. That went on for the first dozen years after I committed my life to Christ. Then I went to grad school so I had to pour my time and energy into that world.   It occurred to me this summer that I spend a lot of time with clients and with friends on social media. What I needed was more time with...

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The Unlikely Way Therapy Heals Emotional Pain

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Blog, Counseling, Trauma | 0 comments

The Unlikely Way Therapy Heals Emotional Pain

In grad school my professor told the class about his cat’s injured paw. The veternarian  told him the wound would try to heal too quickly. My teacher was instructed by the vet to peel the scab back each day.   Being a counselor is a lot like that. People bury their pain, thinking that’s an effective way to move on and get over the hurt. I promise you, it will not work.   A feeling buried is a feeling buried alive. It begs to be dealt with.   How?   Sometimes it cries out via depression, or anxiety, or body pain....

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About

I’m Lucille. I used to hate my name, when I was little, but now I love it. My name means “bringer of light.”  My hope is that I leave all those I meet with a touch of light and hope.

Sometimes I get caught up in trying to leave a legacy but as Rich Mullins, one of my favorite musicians, said:

“If my life is motivated by an ambition to leave a legacy,
 what I would probably leave is a legacy of ambition. 
But, if my life is motivated by the power of God’s spirit in me
 and the awareness of the indwelling Christ, 
if I allow His presence to guide my motives,
 that’s the only time I think we really leave a great legacy.”

Anyway, helping hurting people is the desire of my life.

I grew up in a small town in northwest Colorado. Small town, big family, and a lot of freedom to roam. Our family had one rule: Be home for dinner at 6:30. In the summertime I hopped on my bike and pedaled to the pool where I swam from 6 a.m. to noon doing competitive and synchronized swimming. Then my friends and I would hit the deli for a sub sandwich or go home for PBJs and trampoline jumping.

I routinely spent whole afternoons in the library. After that my friends and I would pedal around aimlessly on our bikes until the day cooled. After dinner, packs of neighborhood kids would form ballgames in the streets. In the wintertime I would play sports or hang out with friends. Sometimes I would take a snowmobile, by myself, into the dark countryside.

There were good times and bad, but the worst was losing my mom to a degenerative muscle disease three days before my high school graduation. I tried to deny and cover the pain and move on.

After college, I married John — a truly good guy — moved to the big city (Denver) and worked for a few years before staying home to raise my children. To earn a little extra money I sold scrapbooking supplies, and offered a time and place for people to put their family photo albums together. As my friends shared their stories, I listened. At some point someone suggested I become a counselor.

Those years, coupled with the experiences of having the Columbine High School tragedy happen within walking distance of my home, and working at Ground Zero after the 9/11 tragedy, made me yearn to understand how to help people in crises. That’s why I went back to graduate school.

Many counselors will tell you the emotional unraveling that happens when you embark on a counseling program is more important than the academic work. When I graduated I was a radically different person. I came out with a clearer understanding of how people get hurt and what helps them heal. My desire to take people on that healing journey was humongous!

Unfortunately counseling is limited to one or two people at a time and I wanted to help so many more. That is why I started writing a book.

Ha. Writing a book. It’s no small task!

First you have to find an agent and convince her to represent you. She tells you to write a proposal. (Figuring out how to write a really good proposal took me at least a year.) Then the agent shops your book. You get told no, you change your book idea, you rewrite and rewrite and then finally you get an offer. That’s what happened to me – my book will be published in March 2013 by Abingdon Press.

It’s a book about self-care but it includes all the things that helped me heal from emotional wounds, and the tools I use to help my clients heal.

What you should know about me:

I love people. I once heard a quote: “ah, at depth everyone is beautiful.” Being a wounded healer is holy privilege that I don’t take lightly. I am honored by the risk clients take to put their faith in me. They share the deepest parts of their lives with me and that is unbelievably cool. I am continually astounded by their courage, hard work, and growth.

Mostly I am a student. My clients teach me every day. I am passionate about learning so I continually read and listen to books on CD in my car, and podcasts when I go running.

I teach psychology courses at Colorado Christian University as an affiliate faculty member.

I’m not a detail person. That’s why I don’t write computer programs or teach math.

I am silly and sensitive. I find two of the strongest ways to bond with my clients is through laughter and tears.

Here’s all the official (boring) stuff:

I have a Master of Arts in Counseling degree and am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

I am an affiliate faculty professor at Colorado Christian University.

I have a private counseling practice in Littleton, CO. I have clinical experience treating people in crisis, coping with health and mid-life issues, eating disorders, struggles related to self-esteem, child abuse (especially childhood sexual abuse), trauma, depression, anxiety, boundaries, and intimacy issues.

I have done extensive work with group and individual survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

I have been a guest speaker for many groups including MOPS, Colorado Christian University, and area churches.

I am trained in EMDR for treating posttraumatic stress.

I am certified in Prepare-Enrich for premarital and couples counseling, and I have recently received training in Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) – a very successful marriage counseling model.

 

I do not accept insurance, but for your convenience, I accept credit cards. Some flex-spending plans allow me to write a letter with dates so you can be reimbursed.

You may contact me at (303) 906-3394, or email me at Lucille@RumorsOfGlory.com

Click for map to my office.

Lucille Zimmerman 6638 W. Ottawa Ave. #170-3 Littleton, CO 80128.

Colorado Christian University featured me in a commercial: Click Here


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About

I’m Lucille. I used to hate my name, when I was little, but now I love it. My name means “bringer of light.”  My hope is that I leave all those I meet with a touch of light and hope.

Sometimes I get caught up in trying to leave a legacy but as Rich Mullins, one of my favorite musicians, said:

“If my life is motivated by an ambition to leave a legacy,
 what I would probably leave is a legacy of ambition. 
But, if my life is motivated by the power of God’s spirit in me
 and the awareness of the indwelling Christ, 
if I allow His presence to guide my motives,
 that’s the only time I think we really leave a great legacy.”

Anyway, helping hurting people is the desire of my life.

I grew up in a small town in northwest Colorado. Small town, big family, and a lot of freedom to roam. Our family had one rule: Be home for dinner at 6:30. In the summertime I hopped on my bike and pedaled to the pool where I swam from 6 a.m. to noon doing competitive and synchronized swimming. Then my friends and I would hit the deli for a sub sandwich or go home for PBJs and trampoline jumping.

I routinely spent whole afternoons in the library. After that my friends and I would pedal around aimlessly on our bikes until the day cooled. After dinner, packs of neighborhood kids would form ballgames in the streets. In the wintertime I would play sports or hang out with friends. Sometimes I would take a snowmobile, by myself, into the dark countryside.

There were good times and bad, but the worst was losing my mom to a degenerative muscle disease three days before my high school graduation. I tried to deny and cover the pain and move on.

After college, I married John — a truly good guy — moved to the big city (Denver) and worked for a few years before staying home to raise my children. To earn a little extra money I sold scrapbooking supplies, and offered a time and place for people to put their family photo albums together. As my friends shared their stories, I listened. At some point someone suggested I become a counselor.

Those years, coupled with the experiences of having the Columbine High School tragedy happen within walking distance of my home, and working at Ground Zero after the 9/11 tragedy, made me yearn to understand how to help people in crises. That’s why I went back to graduate school.

Many counselors will tell you the emotional unraveling that happens when you embark on a counseling program is more important than the academic work. When I graduated I was a radically different person. I came out with a clearer understanding of how people get hurt and what helps them heal. My desire to take people on that healing journey was humongous!

Unfortunately counseling is limited to one or two people at a time and I wanted to help so many more. That is why I started writing a book.

Ha. Writing a book. It’s no small task!

First you have to find an agent and convince her to represent you. She tells you to write a proposal. (Figuring out how to write a really good proposal took me at least a year.) Then the agent shops your book. You get told no, you change your book idea, you rewrite and rewrite and then finally you get an offer. That’s what happened to me – my book will be published in March 2013 by Abingdon Press.

It’s a book about self-care but it includes all the things that helped me heal from emotional wounds, and the tools I use to help my clients heal.

What you should know about me:

I love people. I once heard a quote: “ah, at depth everyone is beautiful.” Being a wounded healer is holy privilege that I don’t take lightly. I am honored by the risk clients take to put their faith in me. They share the deepest parts of their lives with me and that is unbelievably cool. I am continually astounded by their courage, hard work, and growth.

Mostly I am a student. My clients teach me every day. I am passionate about learning so I continually read and listen to books on CD in my car, and podcasts when I go running.

I teach psychology courses at Colorado Christian University as an affiliate faculty member.

I’m not a detail person. That’s why I don’t write computer programs or teach math.

I am silly and sensitive. I find two of the strongest ways to bond with my clients is through laughter and tears.

Here’s all the official (boring) stuff:

I have a Master of Arts in Counseling degree and am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

I am an affiliate faculty professor at Colorado Christian University.

I have a private counseling practice in Littleton, CO. I have clinical experience treating people in crisis, coping with health and mid-life issues, eating disorders, struggles related to self-esteem, child abuse (especially childhood sexual abuse), trauma, depression, anxiety, boundaries, and intimacy issues.

I have done extensive work with group and individual survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

I have been a guest speaker for many groups including MOPS, Colorado Christian University, and area churches.

I am trained in EMDR for treating posttraumatic stress.

I am certified in Prepare-Enrich for premarital and couples counseling, and I have recently received training in Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) – a very successful marriage counseling model.

 

I do not accept insurance, but for your convenience, I accept credit cards. Some flex-spending plans allow me to write a letter with dates so you can be reimbursed.

You may contact me at (303) 906-3394, or email me at Lucille@RumorsOfGlory.com

Click for map to my office.

Lucille Zimmerman 6638 W. Ottawa Ave. #170-3 Littleton, CO 80128.

Colorado Christian University featured me in a commercial: Click Here


read more
About

I’m Lucille. I used to hate my name, when I was little, but now I love it. My name means “bringer of light.”  My hope is that I leave all those I meet with a touch of light and hope.

Sometimes I get caught up in trying to leave a legacy but as Rich Mullins, one of my favorite musicians, said:

“If my life is motivated by an ambition to leave a legacy,
 what I would probably leave is a legacy of ambition. 
But, if my life is motivated by the power of God’s spirit in me
 and the awareness of the indwelling Christ, 
if I allow His presence to guide my motives,
 that’s the only time I think we really leave a great legacy.”

Anyway, helping hurting people is the desire of my life.

I grew up in a small town in northwest Colorado. Small town, big family, and a lot of freedom to roam. Our family had one rule: Be home for dinner at 6:30. In the summertime I hopped on my bike and pedaled to the pool where I swam from 6 a.m. to noon doing competitive and synchronized swimming. Then my friends and I would hit the deli for a sub sandwich or go home for PBJs and trampoline jumping.

I routinely spent whole afternoons in the library. After that my friends and I would pedal around aimlessly on our bikes until the day cooled. After dinner, packs of neighborhood kids would form ballgames in the streets. In the wintertime I would play sports or hang out with friends. Sometimes I would take a snowmobile, by myself, into the dark countryside.

There were good times and bad, but the worst was losing my mom to a degenerative muscle disease three days before my high school graduation. I tried to deny and cover the pain and move on.

After college, I married John — a truly good guy — moved to the big city (Denver) and worked for a few years before staying home to raise my children. To earn a little extra money I sold scrapbooking supplies, and offered a time and place for people to put their family photo albums together. As my friends shared their stories, I listened. At some point someone suggested I become a counselor.

Those years, coupled with the experiences of having the Columbine High School tragedy happen within walking distance of my home, and working at Ground Zero after the 9/11 tragedy, made me yearn to understand how to help people in crises. That’s why I went back to graduate school.

Many counselors will tell you the emotional unraveling that happens when you embark on a counseling program is more important than the academic work. When I graduated I was a radically different person. I came out with a clearer understanding of how people get hurt and what helps them heal. My desire to take people on that healing journey was humongous!

Unfortunately counseling is limited to one or two people at a time and I wanted to help so many more. That is why I started writing a book.

Ha. Writing a book. It’s no small task!

First you have to find an agent and convince her to represent you. She tells you to write a proposal. (Figuring out how to write a really good proposal took me at least a year.) Then the agent shops your book. You get told no, you change your book idea, you rewrite and rewrite and then finally you get an offer. That’s what happened to me – my book will be published in March 2013 by Abingdon Press.

It’s a book about self-care but it includes all the things that helped me heal from emotional wounds, and the tools I use to help my clients heal.

What you should know about me:

I love people. I once heard a quote: “ah, at depth everyone is beautiful.” Being a wounded healer is holy privilege that I don’t take lightly. I am honored by the risk clients take to put their faith in me. They share the deepest parts of their lives with me and that is unbelievably cool. I am continually astounded by their courage, hard work, and growth.

Mostly I am a student. My clients teach me every day. I am passionate about learning so I continually read and listen to books on CD in my car, and podcasts when I go running.

I teach psychology courses at Colorado Christian University as an affiliate faculty member.

I’m not a detail person. That’s why I don’t write computer programs or teach math.

I am silly and sensitive. I find two of the strongest ways to bond with my clients is through laughter and tears.

Here’s all the official (boring) stuff:

I have a Master of Arts in Counseling degree and am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

I am an affiliate faculty professor at Colorado Christian University.

I have a private counseling practice in Littleton, CO. I have clinical experience treating people in crisis, coping with health and mid-life issues, eating disorders, struggles related to self-esteem, child abuse (especially childhood sexual abuse), trauma, depression, anxiety, boundaries, and intimacy issues.

I have done extensive work with group and individual survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse.

I have been a guest speaker for many groups including MOPS, Colorado Christian University, and area churches.

I am trained in EMDR for treating posttraumatic stress.

I am certified in Prepare-Enrich for premarital and couples counseling, and I have recently received training in Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT) – a very successful marriage counseling model.

 

I do not accept insurance, but for your convenience, I accept credit cards. Some flex-spending plans allow me to write a letter with dates so you can be reimbursed.

You may contact me at (303) 906-3394, or email me at Lucille@RumorsOfGlory.com

Click for map to my office.

Lucille Zimmerman 6638 W. Ottawa Ave. #170-3 Littleton, CO 80128.

Colorado Christian University featured me in a commercial: Click Here


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