Lori Zaspel (she/her)

Accepting Clients

If you’re looking for a straightforward, non-judgmental, and empathetic therapist who specializes in grief – you’ve found her.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Philadelphia, PA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

Grief sucks… But you don’t have to do it alone. When we’re in the midst of grieving, it can feel like no one understands, that we’re losing our minds and that we may be mired in the muck forever. American society does a terrible job preparing us, our loved ones, and greater communities for the experience of grieving. Caregiving, chronic illness, and end of life issues are a place we can try to build comfort and skills together.

My Background and Approach

I strive to operate with an anti-racist and anti-capitalist lens and center social justice in my therapeutic work as well as in my life. As such, I utilize relational-cultural, humanistic, feminist, narrative, and constructivist approaches in my work. I am a trained Level 1 – EMDR by EMDRIA-HAP practitioner. In addition, I'm enthusiastic about learning so that you, the client, have the absolute best tools for making your chosen changes and improvements. I am a clinical social worker who specializes in grief, medical social work, and end of life issues. I received my masters in social work from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018 and LCSW in 2021. In addition to my therapy practice, I am a co-founder and death doula with the Philly Death Doula Collective.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe we all need support from time to time and that it takes a person of strength to seek it out. I'm not fond of feeling vulnerable myself (who is?) and that's one of the reasons I do this work - I know it's incredibly challenging, but I also know it's the key to deep relationships and, often, a meaningful life. Ambiguity is difficult to tolerate, but it's easier with company! I see myself as a toolbox and support system; ultimately, I want to teach and transfer tools to you, and set you up for leaving our time together better equipped for whatever's next. More than anything, I believe you're capable!

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Medicare
  • Humana
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • Evernorth
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 2 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $80 - 150/session


401-208-6020 Email Lori
760 Miles Road
West Chester, PA 19380

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