Kenny Slaught believes that many families benefit from the hospices’ grief counseling sessions. The hospice offers free grief counseling on a regular basis to families, groups and individuals. These programs focus on helping people deal with death and all the issues surrounding it in order to heal. Individuals who aren’t able to go to the hospice can visit the other Santa Barbara locations. According to research, specialized trauma counseling is very effective for those who experienced a loss. Receiving counseling also prevents depression from developing years later.

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