Brenna Zimmerman


Clinical License

Illinois LPC 178.019602

Supervising Clinician: Alexandra Hoerr, LCPC 180.010561


MA in Addiction Counseling, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

BA in Literature, Patrick Henry College, Purcellville, VA

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  • Disordered Eating & Body Image
  • Substance Misuse
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Faith Integration & Spirituality
  • Loss & Grief
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy

My Approach

I knew I wanted to work at Optimum Joy because even the name aligns with how I see therapy and the world! I like to say I’m recklessly hopeful. Through every patch of darkness, I know there’s light on the other side, even though it may take a long time to get there. I will walk with you through it all, from the hardest moments, to the greatest successes, to the everyday challenges of being a human in this world. I have the joy of bringing my education in counseling and my personal experiences to help you on your journey. I’m passionate about healthy coping skills, self-compassion, following your values, working through trauma, body image and self-image, facing your struggles head-on, and living a meaningful life that integrates your whole self.

Take your next step toward growth.

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