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Counselling Services in Dartmouth, Halifax

At Kinesis Health Associates we recognize the importance of mental and emotional health.

We are very pleased to offer counselling therapy, with Deborah Hubble Smith, Counsellor, MC,
 as part of our health and wellness services at our clinic.

Why Counselling?

The challenges you are experiencing are not “who you are.” You are greater than a set of problems. Together we can examine each challenge, evaluate how you got to where you are, and the strengths you have developed along the way.

How Can I help?

I believe that it is possible to build a ladder or a bridge from where you are now, to where you want to be. Through counselling, we build this ladder or bridge together using the strengths that you already possess, and the strengths we discover along the way.

Who I Can Help

I work with individuals of any age and experience, but also families and groups. I would love to meet with you whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, or chronic pain; are struggling to communicate with your significant others; or you just need a safe space to talk.

Treatment Approach & Types of Therapy:

Culturally Sensitive
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)




A little about Deborah Hubble Smith, Registered Counselling Therapist – Candidate

Photo of Deborah Hubble Smith, Registered Counselling Therapist

Deborah Hubble Smith
Counsellor, MC, RCT-C

Deborah Hubble Smith discovered partway through her undergraduate degree in Costume Studies at Dalhousie University that although she loved the creative outlet of sewing and designing, her real passion lay in helping people through difficult times in their lives. After many twists and turns along the way, Deborah graduated with her Master of Counselling degree from Athabasca University in 2017, and is eager to put her passion into action as the first Registered Counselling Therapist- Candidate (RCT-C) to work with Kinesis Health Associates.

Deborah’s internships as a counsellor at Dalhousie University and The Compass Rose Health and Wellness Centre provided her with a wide variety of experience. She has worked with clients who experience depression, anxiety, chronic pain, the challenges of having ailing family members, and who required assistance during life’s transition, to name a few. Deborah views the counselling relationship as a team effort, with Deborah helping clients to uncover the strengths that they possess. Deborah has also recently completed training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and will begin providing this effective couples therapy under the supervision of Margaret MacDonnell, RCT.

In her spare time, Deborah is an avid reader, and enjoys walking in Shubie Park with friends and her 3-year old son. She enjoys swimming, singing, and spending time with her husband, her family, and her friends.


60 minute sessions for $90 (including HST), and 90 minute sessions for $100 (including HST). Services may also be covered by some insurance plans, call your insurance provider and ask if your plan covers the services of a Registered Counselling Therapist.


Afternoon, evening and weekend appointments are available. Please call our clinic at 902-464-2225

Counselling Services Dartmouth | Kinesis Health Associates | (902) 464-2225