About Lisa Zoll, LCSW's Private Practice: Grief Relief

Specializing in Loss & Grief

Specializing in Loss & Grief



"Grief is not a disorder, a disease, or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical, and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only way to cure grief is to grieve." I believe that when grievers tell their stories, they are often struggling to make sense of the event. Storytelling, and retelling are an integral part of the grieving process. I developed an approach for how we look at the journey of grief that removed stages, expectations, time frames, and banishes the word closure. The approach is more about weaving the loss into your life, honoring your journey instead of treating it like a problem to be solved.

My specialty is Loss & Grief. I have published several articles on the topic and co-authored (with Lynn Shiner) two books: "Grief: The Event, The Work, The Forever" & "Drew & the Grief Thief." I have been an invited speaker at local, state, and national conferences and trainings. Additional information is available on my website: www.agrieftrajectory.com

“Death’s greatest power is not that it can make people die, but that it can make people left behind want to stop living” (Backman, 2015). Please feel free to contact me regarding any challenges your are facing with any death or non-death related losses.

Lisa Zoll graduated with her MSW from Temple University, Harrisburg in 2003 and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.  Lisa’s experience includes 12 years as a Clinical Psychiatric Specialist at the Penn State University Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania, working in the Adult Partial Hospitalization Program and Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic.  In 2008, Lisa began teaching Loss & Grief and Assessment and the DSM as an Adjunct Instructor in the School of Social Work at Temple University, Harrisburg.  In 2014 she was hired as a full-time instructor in the Master of Social Work program where she continues teaching courses on grief, loss, and clinical assessment.  She is the co-author of the books Grief:  The Event, The Work, The Forever and "Drew & The Grief Thief.  She authored articles in Social Work Today and The New Social Worker about loss and grief including:  A Grief Trajectory (with Lynn Shiner), Intimate Partner Violence and Disenfranchised Grief:  Unrecognized Loss, and Disenfranchised Grief:  Unrecognized Grief and Grievers (accepted for publication).

Address:  2601 North Front Street, Suite 102  Harrisburg, PA  17110

Phone:  (717) 941-2848

Email:  lzolllcsw@gmail.com

Website: www.griefrelieftherapy.com