Santa Barbara, CA, July 31, 2015— Hospice of Santa Barbara is pleased to announce Eliana Preciado as its newest Bereavement Counselor. Preciado brings with her years of experience in working with children, youth and families and providing individual, family and group therapy.
Prior to beginning her new role at Hospice of Santa Barbara, Preciado worked as a school-based counselor for the Family Services Agency to provide therapy and case management services to children and their families. She also served as a therapeutic response aid for the Community Action Commission, providing individual/family/group therapy, rehabilitation and crisis intervention for youth with serious emotional disturbance and their families. In both positions, she engaged with people of all ages suffering a period of bereavement or the loss of a loved one.
Preciado is bicultural and bilingual in Spanish, able to speak, read and write in the language fluently.
A Santa Barbara native, Preciado obtained her undergraduate degree in Spanish at UCSB. She went onto obtain her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Latino mental health at Antioch University in Santa Barbara.
As a member of the Hospice of Santa Barbara Team, Preciado will provide individual family and group counseling to those impacted by a serious illness or coping with the death of a loved one.
Hospice of Santa Barbara is a nonprofit organization that “volunteers” its free professional counseling and care management services to children and adults who are experiencing the impact of a life-threatening illness, or grieving the death of a loved one. Hospice of Santa Barbara is also present on area school campuses to work with children and teens who are grieving the loss of a loved one. For more information about Hospice of Santa Barbara, including volunteer opportunities, call (805) 563-8820 or visit www.hospiceofsantabarbara.org. Find Hospice of Santa Barbara on Facebook and Twitter.