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There is a time to hold on and a time to let go ~ Rumi

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Hilary Lupton, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker & Owner/Founder of Vive 


About Me


Hilary is the Owner and Founder of Vive Counselling. Hilary is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) and Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW). ​Hilary graduated with a Bachelor of Social Work from the the University of Waterloo, Ontario (2008) and completed a Master of Social Work (MSW) in 2013 from Windsor University, Ontario.

Hilary's extensive work experience includes more than 30 years of experience working with individual and families at Family Counselling Centre, Inc.; Children and Family Services; Developmental Services Sector (Community Living, Family Counselling, developing Day Programs), Sub-Contract counselling services, Community Care Access Centre, Patricia Berendsen & Associates as well as teaching at Fanshawe College. Hilary has worked in coordination, case management, teaching, clinical and leadership roles. Hilary has worked in various community-based settings, to hospital to her own counselling business for which she began in 2018, namely, Vive Counselling Inc.


Hilary’s approach with client's involves an infusion of anti-oppressive practice which includes: (systems) strength-based, compassion-focused counselling that incorporates meditation and mindfulness. Hilary is rooted in attachment, psycho-biological and poly-vagal theories. Client approaches individuals from a wholistic lens and clients will begin to adopt new tools rooted in problem solving, acceptance and cognitive behavioural foundations.


Hilary enjoys working with transitioning individuals whether it is from University to a new career or becoming a new couple or parent. Hilary enjoys working with young couples and families to professionals to chronic health issues and end-of-life. Hilary's ares of focus include: Depression, Anxiety, Suicidal Ideation, Body-Image, Conflict, Transitions, Co-dependency, Narcissism, Loss and Grief, Couple Counselling and End of Life. Hilary offers mindfulness and meditation as we hold our experiences in our bodies. It is important to get connected, not disconnected from our true purpose. 


Hilary’s personal enjoyments include world travel, gardening, her retriever, eco-therapy (hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking), spending time with friends and family as well as her partner. 

I look forward to our journey together!








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