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

How To Find Your Calm After Being Triggered

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 in Blog, Psychology, Self Care, Trauma | 0 comments

How To Find Your Calm After Being Triggered

I just had a yucky experience. I was exiting the freeway going about 60 miles per house, slowing to 45 on the exit ramp. A black sports car going much faster, maybe 70 or 80, descended on me. It felt like he was going to touch my bumper. I put my hand up signaling him to pull back and give me distance.   He came closer. He started to maneuver around me to the left but realized that would take him from the one exit lane. He veered back to the right and came closer. I pulled out my phone and acted like I was dialing 9-1-1. I think that made...

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Weekend of Rest

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Blog, Relationships | 0 comments

Weekend of Rest

Summer is almost over. We spent the weekend in Grand Lake, CO celebrating my husband’s parents’ birthdays. We had a wonderful three days enjoying sunshine, food, and family. Here’s a little video I put together.     What was your favorite memory this summer? ———————– ...

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How I Found My True Self – A Mini Memoir

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Blog, Counseling, Psychology, Self Care, Trauma | 1 comment

How I Found My True Self – A Mini Memoir

    Part 1 The False Self   I like me.     It wasn’t always this way. I was a people pleaser; a chameleon. I became who you wanted me to be.   I’d notice and meet your need. Never noticed my own. Didn’t know I had needs or that I should respond to them.   I worked and served and gave and rushed, and I hoped you’d like me because of all I did.   Enabler? Yes, thought it was Christlike. It always cost me but that didn’t matter as long as others benefitted.   I never...

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Sadness, Grief, Depression . . . What Is The Difference?

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Blog, Counseling, Psychology | 0 comments

Sadness, Grief, Depression . . . What Is The Difference?

Sienna came to my office three months after her mom died. She wasn’t sure if she needed a counselor since grief is a normal part of life. I immediately sensed Sienna was experiencing more than grief. She was showing signs of depression and seemed stuck.   We spent a few months talking about her family. It was clear there were several painful pieces of her story that needed to be told and understood. Pieces not about her mom’s death per se, but pieces of her family that included a father that had left when she was young, sibling...

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Depression And The Reasons Why Robin Williams Did Not Have To Die

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Blog, Counseling, Psychology | 0 comments

Depression And The Reasons Why Robin Williams Did Not Have To Die

      Yesterday around 5 p.m. I turned on the TV. I heard Greta Van Susteren say, “Breaking . . . we are just now learning that actor Robin Williams is dead at the age of 63.”   Full story here   It surprised me, but then again, it didn’t. As a counselor, I’m used to being around people who are so depressed they could take their own life.   And I myself have struggled with depression that severe. I had survived a whole bunch of traumas in my childhood, but as an adult I didn’t realize...

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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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