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

Start Anywhere. Just Start.  


Hilary Lupton, MSW, RSW

Registered Social Worker & Owner/Founder of Vive 

 What to Expect from Counselling 

​When someone reaches out for counselling, this is a very personal decision. Finding the right fit for this journey starts with asking what to expect out of our time together so I can understand your goals and you can ask questions too. That is why it is important have a consultation prior to beginning. I believe in a great fit too!  


Counselling can be a single session or brief or solution focused (one goal). Counselling can also take the form of several sessions or longer term support(s). We will check in with each other and ensure our time together is moving forward. There is a mutual understanding that every client brings beautiful strengths into each session. Remember, you are the expert in your story!


Hilary is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), as well as the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). ​Hilary graduated with a  Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Waterloo (2008) and completed a Master of Social Work (MSW) (2013) from Windsor University.

Hilary's work experience includes working at Family Counselling Centre, Inc.; Children and Family Services; Developmental 

Services, Community Care Access Centre, Patricia Berendsen & Associates, Fanshawe College. Hilary has worked in leadership roles, teaching roles, counselling roles and coordination roles.  


 Hilary’s approach with client's involves an infusion of  compassion-focused, integrative and body based work, mindfulness, anti-oppressive, attachment theory, psychobiological approach to couples, poly-vagal, somatic experiencing, neuroscience, problem solving, acceptance theory and cognitive behavioural theory.​ Hilary enjoys working with transitional students to young couples and families to professionals and professional couples.


Hilary's focus of counselling includes: Depression, Anxiety, Transitions, Body-Image, Suicidal Ideation, Conflict, Loss and GriCouople Strengthening and Mutual Decoupling.  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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