Dr. Holly McConville, Registered Clinical Psychologist



Dr. Ena Vukatana, Clinical Psychologist (Candidate Register)​

Dr. McConville specializes with children and adolescents treating a wide range of emotional and behavioral difficulties (depression, abuse/trauma, aggressive behavior, self harm, low self-esteem, relationship concerns, family issues, grief/loss, etc.). She also has a special interest in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders, especially among children who have excessive worries or exhibit obsessive-compulsive tendencies. Sessions are also offered to parents interested in learning effective parenting techniques, behavioral modification strategies, methods for strengthening parent-child attachment, or suggestions for improving a co-parenting relationship.


Dr. McConville has been working in private practice full-time, since the completion of her Clinical Psychology Doctorate in 2005. She has practiced in a variety of out-patient and in-patient pediatric hospitals and mental health treatment centers. She also received specialized training in the treatment of childhood trauma related to sexual abuse. Beyond these experiences, Dr. McConville believes that it has been her clients themselves who have enriched her training the most; through them, she is thankful for having witnessed the incredible resiliency of the child’s spirit.


Dr. McConville has a strong background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) but treatment is tailored to fit with the client’s individual needs and mutually agreed upon goals. In line with her CBT training, she often assists children and adolescents in discovering the connection between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, challenging disruptive thinking patterns, and developing healthier coping tools to deal with some of life’s challenges. Her clinical strengths lie in her ability to quickly put people at ease and provide an atmosphere of warmth, acceptance, and genuineness where young people can feel safe to begin their journey.


Contact Information:

Mobile: 902-225-9147

Fax: 902-407-6792

E-Mail: [email protected]

Dr. Ena Vukatana, Registered Clinical Psychologist ​



Dr. Ena Vukatana, Clinical Psychologist (Candidate Register)​

Dr. Vukatana completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Calgary. She received her clinical training at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary, and completed her residency at the IWK Health Centre in Halifax. She has worked with children and adolescents presenting with a range of mental health and health-related concerns, and their families. Dr. Vukatana has significant experience treating concerns related to a range of anxiety disorders, depression, coping with stress, behavioral difficulties, and difficulties related to attention/concentration. Dr. Vukatana also offers treatment of these challenges in children with developmental disorders, including those diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. 


In the area of health-related concerns, Dr. Vukatana is experienced in treating children and adolescents dealing with chronic health conditions, and those experiencing difficulties related to needle anxiety, pill swallowing, and other medical procedures. Additionally, Dr. Vukatana offers psychoeducational assessment services to children and adolescents.


Dr. Vukatana’s treatment approach is always evidence-based, and she uses primarily behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and acceptance and commitment therapy approaches. At the same time, Dr. Vukatana recognizes the importance of working collaboratively with her clients and their families to adapt the treatment approaches to best address their goals. She seeks to foster a positive and warm environment, where clients and their families feel comfortable and heard as they work towards their goals.


Contact Information:

Mobile: 902-579-1481

Fax: 902-407-6792

E-Mail: [email protected]




Office Information:


Location:

Suite 100, 72 Gary Martin Drive

Bedford, NS

B4B 0P7


Office:

Telephone: 902-225-9147

Fax: 902-407-6792


Directions:

From Highway102, take the Hammonds Plains Exit 3B and drive toward Hammond's Plains for 1.7KMs. From Hammond's Plains Road, turn left onto Gary Martin Drive. The office is in the first building on the left (Daria Suites Condominium). The office has a ground level entrance on the front of the building (street facing), directly across from the BMO Centre. Please note that the building also lists 70 Gary Martin Drive on the side.


Hours:

By Appointment


Fee:

$190 Per 50-Minute Session


Please keep in mind the 24-hour cancellation policy to avoid being charged for the session.