It can sometimes be overwhelming dealing with the circumstances of life. Sometimes challenges can be so high that it’s hard to see ahead to better days. But you don’t have to do this alone. Think about the trees- ones who stand alone are less likely to remain standing with the approach of a strong wind. Trees standing together with roots entwined in the forest have far more potential to stand against the same strong wind; and we as people are no different against the “negative winds of life”. Research supports this belief that those who have a network of support recover better from mental health struggles than those trying to do it alone. And YOU are now taking the first step at expanding your support network by looking for some professional support. It is our goal that through our work together, you will experience rising hope, and that tomorrow will be better than today.

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Counselling Services

Rising Hope Counselling offers individual evidence-based counselling by a Registered Social Worker (RSW). Rising Hope offers support in dealing with many different types of challenges in life and is located in the East End of Kingston, Ontario for individuals 16 years of age and older. For your convenience, Rising Hope also offers e-counselling (secure encrypted asynchronous message system similar to email) that you can access from the comfort of your own home in your own timing.

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About Your Counsellor- Janice Hillier MSW, RSW

Janice, pronounced Ja-Niece- (it’s not my fault, my parents did it) Hillier graduated from Dalhousie University with a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree and from McMaster University with combined Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social Work (BA/BSW) degrees. She is registered and in good standing with both the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (Registration #807222) as well as with the Ontario Association of Social Workers. Janice also obtained Levels 1 and 2 certifications in the delivery of online counselling services through Therapy Online developed by Lawrence Murphy.

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Drag your thoughts away from your troubles… by the ears, by the heels or any other way you can manage it.

— Mark Twain

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