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Welcome to The Practice

Now with nearly twenty-five years of clinical experience under her belt, Dr. Kathy Hubley Carruthers originally 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 six capable Associate Psychologists, Dr. Joanne Gillespie, Dr. Joanna Hessen-Kayfitz, Angelina MacLellan, M.A. , Céline Robert, M.Sc., Alicia Berze-Butts, and Pavitra Desai (coming in 2023) accept self-referrals, as well as referrals from physicians, hospital groups, governmental agencies, and other health related service groups (i.e., physiotherapists, massage therapists, chiropractors, etc.).

If you are new to the Practice, please contact the office to inquire about wait times or fill in an Intake form online. Dr. Hubley Carruthers sees clients Monday to Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Angelina MacLellan, Céline Robert, and Alicia Berze-Butts see clients on a full-time basis with flexible hours during the day, as well as some 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.

Our competent and compassionate Administrative staff are on duty from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Fridays, to accept your calls or respond to your e-mail queries (see Appointments Page of website) regarding new appointments or any other questions you may have.

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Hello everyone,

With respect to masking, we strongly encourage all clients to continue to wear masks for in-person sessions.  All Psychologists and Administrative staff will be wearing masks.  Should you wish to NOT wear a mask for an in-person session, we suggest you conduct your sessions by Zoom or phone.  This is in protection of our current clients who still are unvaccinated, particularly young children, as well as the elderly, and immune compromised.

With respect to proof of vaccination (POV), we also strongly encourage all clients to present proof of vaccination upon referral (as has been required throughout the pandemic).  Current clients’ POV will remain on file in a confidential manner and will be properly housed (and then destroyed) following privacy protection procedures recommended by the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology.

With respect to COVID-19 symptoms, we request that you do NOT enter our offices if you have any symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of rapid testing.  If you are symptomatic in any way, please stay home and a virtual session can be arranged for you.  Further, if you have a COVID-19 positive member in your household, we ask that you do NOT enter our offices and instead request a virtual appointment.

Kind regards,

Dr. Kathy Hubley Carruthers

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