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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 Second Anniversary - November 2013!

At Dr. Kathy Hubley Carruthers Counselling & Psychological Services, we are celebrating our second anniversary. We have had a busy, first two years in operation, and we have our lovely clients and loyal referral sources to thank for a terrific first two years! We have settled nicely into the regular routine of work, and remain pleased with the response we have had to our office space. 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 Associates, Dr. Adam Kayfitz, Amy Wiens, M.A., and Dr. Joanne Gillespie 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, Public Service Commission of Canada and Manulife Insurance. 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.

In January of 2013, we were thrilled to welcome Dr. Adam Kayfitz to our team. Dr. Kayfitz holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Windsor. He has a Child Clinical sub specialty and is actively seeing latency age children (age 8 to 12) and adolescents (age 12 to 18), as well as young adults (age 19 to 24), including University age students. Dr. Kayfitz specializes in anxiety, depression, attention concerns, oppositionality, family relationship conflicts, and parent-child relationship difficulties.

Dr. Kayfitz shares his time and expertise with the IWK Children’s Hospital and our private setting. He is known at the Practice for his gentle but firm therapeutic approach, his well developed sense of humor, his patience, and his quick wit. Dr. Kayfitz continues to accept new client referrals – please feel free to call us for more information.

Recently, we have been joined in the Practice by two new clinicians - Amy Weins, M.A., and Dr. Joanne Gillespie. We are thrilled to have these two competent female clinicians as part of the 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,

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