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You have come to the right place to access individual counselling, couples counselling & family counselling in the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Kathy Hubley Carruthers Counselling & Psychological Services have registered psychologists trained in cognitive therapy and behavioural therapy, as well as other therapeutic approaches.

We are trained to treat anxiety disorders, depression, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, OCD, phobias, perfectionism, post-traumatic stress disorder, marital or couples issues, work stress, elimination disorders, psychological adjustment to acute and chronic illness and other psychological adjustment concerns.

Couple Therapy Family Therapy Individual Therapy Co-parenting Agreements Couple Therapy Psycho-Educational Assessment & Individual Therapy Couple Therapy ADHD Screeners and ADHD Coaching Couple Therapy Psychological Assessment & Individual Therapy Couple Therapy

Welcome to the Practice

With sixteen years of clinical experience under her belt, Dr. Kathy Hubley Carruthers opened her own Psychological Services Firm in November of 2011 to provide her clients with highly skilled, compassionate therapeutic services in a warm, friendly and welcoming environment.

Dr. Hubley Carruthers and her Associates, Dr. Adam Kayfitz, Amy Wiens, M. A., and Dr. Joanne Gillespie, are currently accepting self-referrals, as well as referrals from physicians, hospital groups, governmental agencies, and other health related service groups (i.e., massage therapists, chiropractors, etc.).

Dr. Hubley Carruthers sees clients Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.. She also sees clients Tuesday evenings, as required. Dr. Kayfitz is available Tuesday afternoon and evening. Amy Wiens, M.A., sees clients on Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dr. Joanne Gillespie sees clients on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the afternoon and evenings.

Referrals are accepted by phone, fax or e-mail. Nakita Strowbridge, our competent and compassionate Office Manager is on duty from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily to accept your calls or respond to your e-mail queries (see Appointments Page).

Happy Spring 2014!

At Dr. Kathy Hubley Carruthers Counselling & Psychological Services, we are excited to finally be celebrating Spring!

Since our conception in the fall of 2011, we have had a very busy 2 1/2 years in operation, and we have our lovely clients and loyal referral sources to thank! We continue to welcome new clients to the Practice and trust you will find us, warm, welcoming and inviting.

Dr. Kathy Hubley Carruthers and her four capable associates, Dr. Adam Kayfitz, Amy Wiens, M.A., Dr. Joanne Gillespie, and Dr. Joanna Hessen Kayfitz are proud to offer a broad range of empirically supported therapy services including cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, emotion-focused, interpersonal, narrative and mindfulness based therapies.

At Dr. Kathy Hubley Carruthers Counselling & Psychological Services we see children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in a private and safe environment. Mediation services (i.e., co-parenting agreements), and learning and attention screeners are also available.

Since the inception of the Practice in the fall of 2011, we have enjoyed the opportunity to build on our relationship with a number of third party organizations including Doctors of Nova Scotia Professionals’ Support Program, Medavie Blue Cross, Team Work Cooperative and the Work Bridge, Department of National Defense, Public Service Commission of Canada, Manulife Insurance - to name a few. We look forward to an ongoing positive relationship with these organizations. In an ongoing effort to support our clientele, we can offer some direct billing opportunities with these organizations. Please enquire at the front desk regarding direct billing opportunities.

As of April 2014, we were thrilled to thrilled to welcome Dr. Joanna Hessen Kayfitz to our team. Dr. Hessen Kayfitz holds an M.A and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Windsor. She completed her graduate clinical training right here in Halifax at the Capital District Health Authority. She is also a specialist in forensic and psychodiagnostic assessment. At the Practice, Dr. Hessen Kayfitz sees older adolescents and adults experiencing psychological difficulties, including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, specific phobias, relational/interpersonal problems, and adjustment difficulties. We are thrilled to have Dr. Hessen Kayfitz - a kind, likable, well educated female clinician - join our team.

Thank you to Adam, Amy and Joanne for being valuable members of our team! Special thanks to Nakita Strowbridge, Office Manager, for her uncompromising work ethic and guidance. At the end of our second year in operation, we also want to thank the team at Erica Baker Psychological Services Limited. We are thoroughly enjoying our co-location arrangement, and we are pleased that our administrative partnership has progressed so smoothly. While we are officially under two separate practice “umbrellas”, the shared enthusiasm and support of each other’s practice initiatives under one roof, makes coming to work each day even better! Thank you to the entire team!

Warm regards,

Kathy Hubley Carruthers Signature