Andrea is a registered psychotherapist and registered nurse whose passion lies in helping individuals, families and communities support people of all ages who are grieving an illness or death in their lives. With years of nursing and counselling experience both in Canada and abroad , and a master’s degree in thanatology (the study of dying and death) Andrea brings to her work a rare mixture of medical and psychosocial expertise.

Andrea developed and teaches the 5 day Certificate Program in Children’s Grief and Bereavement at SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health. She was also the lead content developer for and KidsGrief for Educators. Once a month Andrea hosts a free monthly forum through Canadian Virtual Hospice, KidsGrief Q&A, where she responds to questions from families and professionals from across the country about supporting grieving children and youth.

Andrea lives in Guelph, Ontario, from where she co-owns and runs Andrea Warnick Consulting, a group practice of 30 therapists who provide grief therapy across Ontario and grief education and consultation across Canada.

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Financial: Andrea Warnick is the co-owner of Andrea Warnick Consulting and is the project co-lead for the development of She receives royalties as a published author. Andrea Warnick receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Andrea Warnick has no relevant non-financial relationships.