About Janice Hillier

About Janice


Janice Hillier - MSW, RSWJanice (pronounced “Ja-Niece”) 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 (RSW) and in good standing with both the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (Registration #807222) as well as with the Ontario Association of Social Workers. One of Janice’s mottos is continuous learning and she has striven to be involved in some form of advancement of skills since she began practicing professional social work in January 2003.

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About Rising Hope Counselling

A Place to heal

Rising Hope Counselling-officeRising Hope Counselling offers individual evidence-based counselling by a Registered Social Worker (RSW). Located in the east end of Kingston, Ontario, Rising Hope offers support in dealing with many different types of challenges in life for individuals 16 years of age and older. For your convenience, Rising Hope is pleased to announce the expansion of services to include secure video counselling and phone counselling that you can access services from the comfort of your own home.

Therapeutic Models

used in client-centred work

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Learning about the interaction between  our thoughts, mood and behaviour.

Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Helping us to identify different parts of ourselves and building relationships between them to heal and move forward.

Other Core Competencies Used: Narrative, Strengths Based, and Solution Focused
Allows for you to be your own expert and tell your story in a respectful, non-blaming environment to unlock the answers within.

- Mark Twain -

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

Professional Development

and training

Janice has experience working with individuals dealing with many different types of challenges. Janice has a strong Christian background and can also help those who prefer a more faith based perspective in their counselling. Therefore, this leaves Janice having the ability to reach out to anyone at any point in their life and meeting them where they are at with respect to their beliefs, communication style and comfort. Feel free to contact Janice to see if this might be a good fit for you before making any commitments.

  • IFS informed- Stepping Stones 16 week course- IFSCA- (Sept 2022-Jan 2023)
  • IFS Circle- Foundations of IFS (October 2021-March 2022)
  • Trauma Research Foundation’s Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies with Bessel Van der Kolk et al. (January-September 2021)
  • The Big Picture- Guiding Clients through Grief and Loss- CEYou- Sherrie Ludwick- (March 2022)
  • Coping in Complicated Times- Learning Line Morneau Shepell (August 2021)
  • Emotion Dysregulation in Children- Adina Hauser (July 2021)
  • Resilience Workshop- Michael Unger- OASW- (December 2020)
  • Racism at the Frontlines- Keith Adamson- OCSWSSW (Nov 2020)
  • CBT for PTSD – Sanjay Rao- OASW (November 2020)
  • Adult ADHD- Sanjay Rao- OASW (November 2020)
  • Level 1 &2 Clinical Training- Gottman Method Couples Therapy (June 2020)
  • Challenges in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy by Dr. Michela David (September 2019)
  • Dr. Bessel A. Van Der Kolk’s Trauma Treatment Mastery Course (March 2019- present)
  • Couples Course (Making Marriages Work By Uncovering Secrets of Sex, Love and Trust) with Drs. John and Julie Gottman (January 2018)
  • Cybercounselling Level 1 and 2 by Lawrence Murphy (April-September 2018)
  • CBT for Healthy Anxiety and Somatic Disorder by Sanjay Rao (June 2018)
  • Introduction to Interpersonal Psychotherapy by Paul Kasurak (May 2018)
  • CBT Insomnia Clinician Training with Dr. Gregg Jacobs (January 2018)
  • Queens University Continuing Professional Development- Interventions for Insomnia: What Really Works by Judith Davidson (December 2017)
  • Certificate in Grief and Loss Counselling with Online Counselling College (November 2017)
  • Changeways for Depression and Anxiety Core Group Facilitator Training (July 2017)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills for Groups- Making Your Group Collaborative and Effective by Dr. Michela David (June 2017)
  • Substance Use and Harm Reduction Training (March 2017)
  • Craving Change for Problematic Eating Facilitator Training (March 2017)
  • Making Sense of Anxiety and Working with Children, Adolescents and their Parents conference by Gordon Neufeld (February 2017)
  • Intermediate Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Techniques by Dr. Michela David (May 2016)
  • CAMH Concurrent Disorders in Primary Care online (January-February 2016)
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) (October 2014)
  • Working with Families Affected by Substance Abuse (May 2014)
  • DSM 5- What’s New, What’s Different (April 2014)
  • 13th Annual Mood and Anxiety Disorders Conference Kingston (November 2013)
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) (October 2013)