YOUR AUTHENTIC SELF
ANNE-MARIE LACHANCE COUNSELLING
Live Your Best Life
Like you, I have experienced life’s highs and lows and I understand that the lows are sometimes too hard to handle on one’s own. I draw from these experiences when I support my clients. There is great courage in taking the step to seek help and you are brave for searching to support your personal well-being.
Our sessions will be in an environment where you are safe and supported. I strive to ensure that you feel heard and can comfortably express your troubles. Together, we will seek resolutions to your concerns in an up close in-depth way to gain a richer understanding of your circumstances. I believe you have the strength within you to tackle what is troubling you most and I am here to help guide you towards finding that inner power and to find the real you.
Whatever is distressing you, my goal is to help you recognize your internal strengths, and maximize the resources, tools and the options available to you.
In our individual sessions you will find hopeful, intuitive, compassionate, humorous, and positive perspectives.
I look forward to working together with you.
Get in touch today to see what I can do for you.
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I am also associated with Clarington Counselling and Psychotherapy
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you."
A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO THERAPY
Addressing the individual as a whole
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (CBT)
"When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary."
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
As a Counselling Professional, asking the right questions is very important. Below you will find a compilation of the most common questions I’ve been asked about counselling and the services I provide. If you still have questions after reading through the FAQs, please give me a call or send me an email, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Our first session will be an intake session where we will get to know each other. Sessions are 60 minutes long. You will have an opportunity to share your story and background in the first session, as well as highlight the main issue(s) of concern and together we will establish your goals for therapy.
WHAT ARE YOUR FEES? WILL MY INSURANCE COVER IT?
The cost of an individual session is $120.00 +HST. Please inquire directly for group, couples or family counselling fees.
My services may be covered by insurance under psychological services, mental health services or counselling. Please check with your insurance provider directly to determine your eligibility for coverage. I do not offer direct billing at this time, however I do provide invoices to submit to your insurance.
I accept credit card, cash and e-transfers at this time.
I also operate on a sliding scale. Please inquire about fees for your specific circumstance.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF THERAPY IS THE RIGHT FIT FOR ME?
I believe that therapy is right for everybody! Studies have shown that the fit between the client and the therapist is very important for successful therapy. This is why our intake session together will be so important to establish our relationship but also for you to evaluate if I am the right fit for you. I believe the initial consultation is of paramount importance to your therapeutic experience.
We all have different styles and personalities, which is why I put careful attention into getting to know you and ensuring you have the best possible therapeutic experience.
I WORK 9AM-5PM CAN I COME AFTER WORK HOURS?
Yes, I recognize that schedules can be complicated! There are several evening and weekend time slots available if you are unable to make a daytime appointment.
WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED?
I am located at 129 Byron Street North, Whitby. There is a Municipal Parking lot next to our red brick offices where you can park.
HOW IS COVID-19 IMPACTING COUNSELLING?
During this pandemic, taking care of your mental wellbeing is more important than ever, this is why I am still working full time to offer counselling services to those in need.
I am following all safety protocols to ensure that anyone entering my office space feels safe and that it is cleaned between all sessions.
I am primarily offering video and phone sessions at the moment for safety precautions but I am evaluating based on individual circumstance and need.
Please inquire about your specific needs.
WHAT DO I DO IF I CAN'T AFFORD THE FEE?
As mental health is a passion of mine, having an open conversation about your financial situation is always a welcomed option. There are many avenues to help make sessions more accessible to you, which also includes access to our on-site counselling student. Please inquire directly for more information.