I believe that when grievers tell their stories, they are often struggling to make sense of the event. Grievers, telling and retelling their stories, are an integral part of the grieving process. I developed an approach for how we look at the journey of grief that removed the stages, expectations, timeframes, and banishes the word closure. The approach is more about weaving your loss into your life and honoring your journey instead of treating it like a problem to be solved.
Lisa Zoll graduated with her MSW from Temple University, Harrisburg in 2003. 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 as an Adjunct Instructor in the Master of Social Work at Temple University, Harrisburg. In 2014 she was appointed as a full-time faculty instructor where she taught courses across the curriculum.
Her experience as a volunteer firefighter and EMT at Camp Hill Fire Department, Company 14 led her to become a is a trainer and volunteer for the Keystone Crisis Intervention Team (KCIT) and to join with One the Job and Off's First Responder Assistance Program to provide mental health services to first responders.
Lisa founded “Grief Relief, LLC” in 2019 and specializes in helping clients challenged by loss, grief, and trauma. She has published several articles and has spoken on the local, state, and national level about loss and grief and how they can impact individuals, families, communities, and organizations. She completed EMDR training in January 2022.