atricia Nitkin is an experienced and deeply compassionate psychotherapist who works with individuals, couples, families and groups facing difficulties in their lives and relationships. Currently she is a sessional Instructor in the Master’s program for Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia as well as running a private practice offering individual and group work.
Dr. Nitkin has extensive experience in clinical counselling in higher education, psychosocial oncology, palliative care, mental health and community work where she employs relational and existential-humanistic therapies with the adjunctive approaches of Mindful Self Compassion and Music Therapy. She has worked for over 20 years in the helping profession and is highly valued in counsellor education. Dr. Nitkin graduated from the University of British Columbia with a PhD in Counselling Psychology where her area of research was the human-animal bond and its applications to healing, psychology and relationship science. She is committed to psychotherapy and believes strongly in the potential for healing through connection: with other people, other pets and creatures, music and art, the natural world and with oneself.