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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 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 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Dr. Carruthers also sees clients Tuesday evenings, as required. Dr. Adam Kayfitz is available Tuesday afternoons and evenings. Amy Wiens and Erica Lundberg see clients on a full-time basis with flexible hours. Dr. Joanne Gillespie sees clients on various evenings throughout the week and Dr. Joanna Hessen Kayfitz sees clients on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and evenings.

Referrals are accepted by phone, fax or e-mail. Carlye Seamone, 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).


At Dr. Kathy Hubley Carruthers Counselling & Psychological Services, we hope you are enjoying your summer!

Since our conception in the fall of 2011, we have had a very busy 5 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 the Practice Leader, I would like to thank Adam Kayfitz, Amy Wiens, 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.

We are excited to announce that Ms. Carlye Seamone has joined our team as the full-time Office Manager. Carlye is a caring, personable, and motivated administrative assistant with over 8 years of administrative experience. She enjoys working as part of a team in busy office environments. Welcome aboard, Carlye!

Warm regards,

Kathy Hubley Carruthers Signature