Welcome to The Practice

With twenty 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 five capable Associates, Dr. Adam KayfitzDr. Joanne Gillespie, Dr. Joanna Hessen-Kayfitz, Erica Lundberg, M.A. and Angelina MacLellan, M.A., 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. Dr. Carruthers also sees clients Tuesday evenings, as required. Erica Lundberg and Angelina MacLellan see clients on a full-time basis with flexible hours. Dr. Adam Kayfitz is available Tuesday afternoons and evenings. Dr. Joanne Gillespie sees clients on various evenings throughout the week and Dr. Joanna Hessen Kayfitz is available for clients on Wednesday afternoons and evenings.

Referrals are accepted by phone, fax or e-mail. Alisia Currie, our competent and compassionate Office Manager, is on duty from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily to accept your calls or respond to your e-mail queries (see Appointments Page of website).

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Please be advised that as recommended by the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia, our fees for therapy and related services will be changing as of January 1, 2018 to:

$190/hour for individual therapy
$210/hour for couples and family therapy

Spring Has Sprung!

Springtime is upon us and Dr. Hubley Carruthers and Associates hope that you are enjoying it!

Since our conception in the fall of 2011, we have had a very busy 7 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 five capable Associates, Dr. Adam Kayfitz, Dr. Joanne Gillespie, Dr. Joanna Hessen Kayfitz, Erica Lundberg, M.A., and Angelina MacLellan, M.A., 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. Hubley Carruthers and Associates, we specialize in psychological counselling and therapy. We see children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in a private and safe therapeutic environment. Mediation services (i.e., co-parenting agreements); job pre-selection services; trauma, mood and anxiety assessments; forensic services; and psychological 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, RCMP, Veteran’s Affairs, Victim Services, First Nations- Non-Insured Health Benefits, Team Work Cooperative and the Work Bridge, Department of National Defense, and Public Service Commission of Canada, just to name a few. We look forward to an ongoing positive relationship with these organizations. In an ongoing effort to support our clientele, we also offer some direct billing opportunities with some insurance companies and organizational institutions. Please inquire at the front desk regarding direct billing opportunities.

As of June of 2017, we were thrilled to welcome Angelina MacLellan, M.A., to our team. Ms. MacLellan received her Bachelor of Arts, First Class Honours with a Special Concentration in Forensic Psychology, from St. Francis Xavier University in 2015 and her Masters in Arts in Counselling Psychology from the University of Western Ontario in 2017.

Ms. MacLellan takes a collaborative approach to therapy and works with children, adolescents, and adults. Ms. MacLellan has formal training and experience facilitating treatment for individuals experiencing anxiety/depression and mood issues, behavioural problems, transitional/adjustment issues (e.g., family separation, educational changes), difficulties managing emotions, and relationship issues. Ms. MacLellan has also provided services and can assist with individuals who experience difficulties with self-esteem, substance use, anger management, and those coping with stress (work/school), grief, and trauma.

Ms. MacLellan offers evidence-based approaches with a focus on Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Behavioural, Motivational, and Mindfulness-based orientations, depending on the client’s presenting issue and goals. Ms. MacLellan also will be available in June to conduct mental health screeners and assessments.

In addition to Angelina MacLellan, I also wish to thank Adam Kayfitz, Joanne Gillespie, Erica Lundberg and Joanna Hessen-Kayfitz for being valuable members of our Psychological Services team! As the Practice Leader, I consider myself blessed to be surrounded by such hard working, capable clinicians.

Special thanks to Carlye Seamone and Alisia Currie, our Office Managers, for their uncompromising work ethic and guidance.

Warm regards,

Kathy Signature