Looking Back | Living Forward
Grief and Trauma Specialists
Licensed to Practice in PA, MD, VA, OH, and MA
The First Responder Wellness Podcast is a podcast for first responders and the people who lead them. This show features conversations about mental health and wellness with leaders from the first responder community. We release one episode per week with an occasional bonus episode. If you’d like to support the show, please visit our Patreon Page where you’ll have access to the Video content of each interview.
What is Disenfranchised Grief?
Grief is disenfranchised when others avoid talking to someone about a painful loss or use a cliché that minimizes that loss. When this happens, the visible evidence of the grief tends to disappear from public sight. Essentially, when a loss is minimized, the griever may feel tentative or inhibited about grieving the loss publicly.
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Working with individuals ages 17+ experiencing grief and/or trauma is the foundation of what we do at Grief Relief. Our team is focused on helping you navigate challenging life events.
Living Forward is the training, consulting, and speaking platform of Grief Relief. We provide a variety of presentations that will inspire, train, and motivate participants.
GRIT is the crisis intervention platform of Grief Relief. When a traumatic event occurs, it can impact everyone involved. Through Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), we help those impacted by the event.
GROW is the mobile services platform of Grief Relief. Our mobile office brings our specialized services directly to your organization. These services can be provided on the individual level or group level.
From our Living Forward Speaking Platform
"I attended your workshop on and grief...I have been a social worker for over 30 years and you were able to take this huge and very important topic and break it apart for us and remind us of the importance of the interconnection between trauma and grief. Your slide were carefully thought out and very well done! Thank you for a great presentation."
(Participant at the National Association of Social Worker - PA Conference)
Featured in The New York Times
“People don’t feel like they have the right to grieve,” said Lisa S. Zoll, a licensed clinical social worker in Lemoyne, Pa., who specializes in grief counseling. “A year into this, the losses are piling up. I just had this conversation in my office when this person said, ‘I can’t complain about my grief, because people have it worse.’ But we have to correct that thinking. Your grief is your grief. You can’t compare it to other people’s.”
The New York Times
Our mission is joining with members of the community in a space that allows them to navigate stressful life events at their own pace. Our goal is to facilitate the healing journey by identifying ways to process past experiences and embrace the possibilities of the future.
Our vision is to provide expert services customized to meet the unique needs of the individuals, families, groups, communities, and the organizations we serve.
What Patients are Saying
"Lisa has been so wonderful! I would highly recommend her for anyone going through grief or counseling in general. The staff here are kind , compassionate, and understanding."