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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 six capable Associates, Dr. Adam Kayfitz, Amy Wiens, M. A., Dr. Joanne Gillespie, Dr. Joanna Hessen-Kayfitz, Erica Lundberg, M.A and Angelina MacLellan, 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. Dr. Carruthers also sees clients Tuesday evenings, as required. Amy Wiens, Erica Lundberg and Angelina MacLellan see clients on a full-time basis with flexible hours. 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 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).

HAPPY SPRING 2017!

At Dr. Kathy Hubley Carruthers Counselling & Psychological Services, we are excited to put the winter behind us, and welcome the Spring!

Since our conception in the fall of 2011, we have had a very busy 5 1/2 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 six capable Associates, Dr. Adam Kayfitz, Amy Wiens, M.A., Dr. Joanne Gillespie, Dr. Joanna Hessen Kayfitz, Erica Lundberg, M.A., and Angelina MacLellan, 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, RCMP, Veteran's Affairs, Victim Services, First Nations- Non-Insured Health Benefits, 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, Veteran's Affairs, Victim Services, First Nations- Non-Insured Health Benefits and DND, etc). Please inquire at the front desk regarding direct billing opportunities.

As of June of 2017, we were thrilled to welcome Angelina MacLellan, M.A, to our team. Ms. MacLellan received her Bachelor of Arts, First Class Honours with a Special Concentration in Forensic Psychology, from St. Francis Xavier University in 2015 and her Masters in Arts in Counselling Psychology from the University of Western Ontario in 2017. Ms. MacLellan will be registered as a Psychologist (Candidate Register) with the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology, as of June 2017, following re-location to Nova Scotia from London, Ontario.

Ms. MacLellan takes a collaborative approach to therapy and works with children, adolescents, and adults. Ms. MacLellan has formal training and experience facilitating treatment for individuals experiencing anxiety/depression and mood issues, behavioural problems, transitional/adjustment issues (e.g., family separation, educational changes), difficulties managing emotions, and relationship issues. Ms. MacLellan has also provided services and can assist with individuals who experience difficulties with self-esteem, substance use, anger management, and those coping with stress (work/school), grief, and trauma.

Ms. MacLellan offers evidence-based approaches with a focus on Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Behavioural, Motivational, and Mindfulness-based orientations, depending on the client’s presenting issue and goals. Ms. MacLellan also will be available in June to conduct mental health screeners and assessments.

In addition to Angelina MacLellan, I also wish 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.

WSpecial thanks to Carlye Seamone, Office Manager, for her uncompromising work ethic and guidance.

Enjoy the season of renewal!

Warm regards,

Kathy Hubley Carruthers Signature