Grief Counseling

Grief Counseling

Supportive counseling is available to anyone in our community who is grieving a death or coping with a life-limiting illness. Grief counseling is offered at any time, after any death. Counseling is also available to support individuals with a life-limiting illness and their loved ones, offered at any time after diagnosis.

Counseling is provided by Licensed Therapists, Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapists and Associate Clinical Social Workers, and Master’s Prepared Trainees under the clinical supervision of licensed staff. Sessions typically provide clients with both emotional support, information, and an opportunity to explore how they can more effectively negotiate these challenges.

Counselors are available for adults, children and families. All services are free of charge.

To schedule your first appointment or for information on how you can help with our Grief Counseling program, please contact Hospice SLO County at (805) 544-2266

How do you deal with grief?

Identify the qualities in the person that you lost and cultivate them in yourself; that way, you keep them alive.

-Dancer/Choreographer Bill T. Jones

Support Groups

Support groups are offered to allow the bereaved to find comfort and support by connecting with others in similar circumstances. Groups are also available for individuals who are struggling with a life-limiting illness and their loved ones. Support groups are available according to the needs of the community.

Please visit our Support Groups page to view our most current schedule, as dates and times are subject to change. Preregistration is not required unless noted. All groups are free of charge.


Hospice SLO County has a selection of online articles and videos about coping with a life-limiting illness, grief, or other end-of-life issues. For online resources and information about the lending library located at our San Luis Obispo office, please visit our Resources page.