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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 eighteen 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 Kayfitz, Amy Wiens, M. A., Dr. Joanne Gillespie, Dr. Joanna Hessen-Kayfitz,Ph.D. and Erica Lundberg, 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.. She also sees clients Tuesday evenings, as required. Dr. Kayfitz is available Tuesday afternoon and evening. Amy Wiens, M.A., sees clients on a full-time basis with flexible hours. Dr. Joanne Gillespie sees clients on Tuesdays and Fridays, in the afternoon and evenings. Dr. Joanna Hessen Kayfitz sees clients on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and evenings. Erica Lundberg, M.A., sees clients on a full-time basis with flexible hours.

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 of website).

Happy 2015!

At Dr. Kathy Hubley Carruthers Counselling & Psychological Services, we are excited to ring in the New Year. Happy 2015!

Since our conception in the fall of 2011, we have had a very busy 3 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, Amy Wiens, M.A., Dr. Joanne Gillespie, Dr. Joanna Hessen Kayfitz, and Erica Lundberg, 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. Kathy Hubley Carruthers Counselling & Psychological Services we specialize in Psychological Counselling / 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, Team Work Cooperative and the Work Bridge, Department of National Defense, Public Service Commission of Canada - 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 (i.e., Medavie Blue Cross, RCMP, DND, etc). Please enquire at the front desk regarding direct billing opportunities.

As of November of 2014, we were thrilled to welcome Erica Lundberg, M.A, to our team. Ms. Lundberg received her Bachelor of Arts with honors specialization in Psychology, from the University of Western Ontario in 2009 and her Masters in Arts in Counselling Psychology from the University of Western Ontario in 2014. She is currently registered with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology as a Psychologist (Candidate Register).

Ms. Lundberg has experience in health, community, and education-based treatments for a wide variety of issues. She has an extensive experience in supportive counseling for depression, anxiety, transition, and relational issues. Ms. Lundberg also has background and experience in trauma based assessment and therapy.

Ms. Lundberg thoroughly enjoys working with adolescents and young adults. She also has a particular interest in counselling caregivers and family members of individuals with special health and developmental needs. Ms. Lundberg sees individuals; she works with children as young as 9 years old. In working with children, adolescents and young adults she focuses primarily on mood disorders, anxiety disorders, health related concerns, and those coping with trauma (i.e., PTSD) and transition (i.e., divorce adjustment, grief). Ms. Lundberg draws from a variety of treatment approaches. She values a good fit between the intervention she employs and an individual’s presenting issue, circumstances, and personal beliefs and wishes about treatment. She often works from a client-centered framework, incorporating techniques from cognitive-behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, art therapy, and solution-focused therapy.

In addition to Erica Lundberg, I also wish to thank Adam Kayfitz, Amy Wiens, Joanne Gillespie 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 Nakita Strowbridge, Office Manager, for her uncompromising work ethic and guidance. You are an integral part of our team!

At the end of our third year in operation, we also want to thank and congratulate the group of hard working Assessors at Erica Baker Psychological Services Limited. We have thoroughly enjoyed our co-location arrangement since 2011, and continue to benefit from our administrative partnership at 1331 Brenton Street. Although our two separate Practices have now successfully grown into two separate fully operational suites here at Brenton Street, and the team at Dr. Erica Baker Psychological Services Limited have "officially" moved upstairs, we continue to share the same enthusiasm and support for each other’s practice initiatives that has existed since 2011. Being under one roof continues to make coming to work each day even better!

Happy 2015 to all of my valued colleagues and clients!

Warm regards,

Kathy Hubley Carruthers Signature