ANDREA KWAN, MSW, RSW
grief counsellor in toronto
I am a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist who specialises in grief counselling and education. I support individuals coping with grief, loss, and life transitions (as a result of death and non-death losses) and focus on supporting those who have experienced sudden, unexpected and/or out-of-order loss. I also provide education about grief and loss, and how to work with grieving individuals and communities through an Anti-Oppressive and Equity lens.
I graduated from the University of Toronto with a Master of Social Work degree and am registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW, #820777). I have also received training and support from staff and volunteers at Bereaved Families of Ontario - Toronto and the AIDS Bereavement and Resiliency Program of Ontario.
As the former Bereavement Care Specialist at the Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities Hospice Program, I provided grief support and education to the community, and managed a peer-support bereavement program. I have given both individual and group support to grieving children, youth, and adults.
I have experienced multiple personal losses; the most significant being the deaths of my parents in the Indian Ocean Tsunami when I was 19 years old. Through my own healing process, I have found my way to walking alongside others in their grief. I am committed to creating safe and inclusive spaces where bereaved individuals can grieve authentically and holistically.