You have come to the right place to access individual, couples, and family counselling in the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Hubley Carruthers and Associates have registered psychologists trained in cognitive therapy and behavioral 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.
Please see our notice below for details on the health protocols we have put in place to safely resume in-person appointments during the current COVID-19 situation.
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 sees clients Monday to Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Both Angelina MacLellan and Céline Robert see clients on a full-time basis with flexible hours during the day as well as some evenings. 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 Thursday afternoons and evenings.
Referrals are accepted by phone, fax or e-mail. Alisia MacKenzie, our competent and compassionate Office Manager, is on duty from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday to accept your calls or respond to your e-mail queries (see Appointments Page of website).
Please be advised that as recommended by the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia, our fees for therapy and related services have changed as of January 1, 2018 to:
$190/hour for individual therapy
$210/hour for couples and family therapy
Given the COVID-19 crisis, the Registered Psychologists at Dr. Hubley Carruthers & Associates have chosen to work in consort with our government and public health leaders to “flatten the curve” and help to protect the most vulnerable in our community. We continue to follow all protocols that the Nova Scotia government has in place for the safety of our practice and clients.
Beginning September 8th, we will offer in-person appointments as well as continue with telehealth services, including phone or video sessions. If you have a scheduled appointment, please reach out to the office to indicate your preference. Our Office Manager, Ms. Alisia MacKenzie, will work with you, in advance of your scheduled session, to troubleshoot any concerns and hep to ensure your services are as hassle free as possible.
Please note that if you choose to attend your session in-person, there will be health and safety restrictions in place, and we ask that you follow these protocols to help keep everyone safe:
Please arrive on time for your appointment.
Masks are required prior to entry into both the office building and the practice office. If you do not have a mask, we can provide one for you.
Gloves are to be removed and discarded.
Use hand sanitizer upon entry into the practice office. There is a touchless hand sanitizer station located to the left of the front door as well as hand sanitizer bottles located in every office. There is also a handwashing station available (located in the bathroom).
You will check in with the Office Manager, where she will record your name and phone number, and complete your screening. Clients must understand that there could be a possible name disclosure if there is a COVID-19 exposure.
You will wait in the waiting area (6 feet away from any other client) until your psychologist is ready for you.
Psychologists and staff will ensure that all high touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected between clients, and/or every two hours.
Please note that coffee and water service is not available at this time.
Please practice social distancing and maintain a distance of 6 feet/2 meters away from those around you.
Please advise us if, within the last 14 days, you have:
Travelled outside of Nova Scotia
Visited any identified potential exposure locations during the date/time that Nova Scotia Health is requiring testing/monitoring of symptoms
Finally, and most importantly, if you are an RCMP member, a front-line healthcare worker, or a family member or friend of those impacted by Nova Scotia’s recent tragedy, please contact us and your request will be prioritized.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this difficult time.