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Welcome to The Practice

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 and her five capable Associates, Dr. Adam KayfitzDr. Joanne Gillespie, Dr. Joanna Hessen-Kayfitz, Angelina MacLellan, M.A. and Céline Robert, M.Sc., accept self-referrals, as well as referrals from physicians, hospital groups, governmental agencies, and other health related service groups (i.e., massage therapists, chiropractors, etc.). If you are new to the Practice, please contact the office to inquire about wait times.

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.

Our competent and compassionate Office Manager, Patti Dunn, is on duty from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday 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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1) At the moment, we are offering in person appointments to those who are fully vaccinated. Those who are not fully vaccinated will be accommodated with phone or zoom sessions.

2) As of September 1st, 2021, Dr. Hubley Carruthers & Associates will increase the psychological service fees, consistent with the recommendations from the Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia:


If you have any concerns, please feel free to discuss them with your psychologist.

Hello everyone,

Given the COVID-19 situation, and as we move into Phase 5 of the COVID-19 Recovery Plan, the Registered Psychologist at Dr. Hubley Carruthers & Associates continue to follow all protocols that the Nova Scotia Government has in place for the safety of our practice and clients.

At this time, our office is offering both in-person appointments and virtual sessions (via video). If you choose to attend your appointment in-person, please be prepared to show proof of double vaccination and to wear a mask for the entirety of your visit to the building and we ask that you follow all COVID-19 safety measures present to you by the psychologists and staff. Please notify the office if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, are required to self-isolate for any reason, or are awaiting a COVID-19 test result, and we will arrange a virtual session for you.

As per Public Health Guidelines, at this modified Phase 5 time frame masks are required to be worn by everyone in the office. If someone has a medical exemption that permits them no to be masked, a letter from a physician is required. Until a letter is providing this information  is on file, in person appointments are not available. If you are not attending in person and would like to check in during your family members appointment, we can certainly arrange for this to happen virtually or over the phone.

Proof of double vaccine status is required for in-person care at the Practice. Unvaccinated clients are not being forbidden access to care (or participation in other’s care), rather they are being asked to access our services virtually (by phone or Zoom) instead of in-person, if they have not been double vaccinated. This policy is also in place for those who choose not to disclose their vaccination status for whatever reason (i.e. privacy) they too will be required to to attend sessions virtually. This Policy is in place for the protection of our most vulnerable unvaccinated clients who are children under 12m, our immune compromised clients, and other vulnerable persons who share this space.

Any vaccination related medical information collected on clients or their families will be housed in a confidential manner. In the case of parents and partners and others involved in a client’s care, their vaccination information will be collected and housed in the same confidential manner  – in the file of the individual defined as the primary client.

If you require more information on our COVID-19 policies , please contact us by phone at 902-407-1234 or by email at

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding during this time.

Kind regards,

Dr. Kathy Hubley Carruthers

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