Hi, I'm Jessica (she/her)!

Hi there! My name is Jessica Atnikov, RCC #19149 I work as a Registered Clinical (RCC# 19149) Counsellor and professional Art Therapist. I completed her Master of Clinical Psychology from Adler University and her BFA in Art History from the University of Victoria.

I am inspired and moved by the creative process and its intrinsic ability to reveal, connect, and heal. From a compassionate, empathetic, and curious lens, I strive to create a safe place for clients to explore and engage with their creative process and connect with their innate wholeness.

I have a wide range of experience working with children, youth, adults, families, and couples.  My areas of interest include, but are not limited to, technological health, body image, eating disorders, low self-esteem, disconnect, anxiety, and OCD. I have also worked extensively with addiction, school related stress, and ADHD.

My client-centered, trauma-informed approach pulls from modalities such as EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Adlerian therapy. 

I am an ally of LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities. It is my mission to provide a safe, nurturing, and welcoming environment to individuals from all walks of life.


Education & Training

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#19149)
  • Master of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy -Adler University
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts: Art History – University of Victoria 
  • Standard Basic EMDR training: Envision
  • Gottman Institute: Level 1 Gottman Method Couples Counselling
  • Adlerian Counselling Art Therapy training in Cows Can Be Purple
  • Cultural Competency Course: Indigenous Canada through University of Alberta
  • Calming the Inner Critic: Working with Punitive Introject, Ego States & Dissociative Parts Emergency First Aid for Industry (OFA Level 1): St. John Ambulance
  • Attachment-Based Healing Interventions to Help Clients Heal from Attachment Traumas
  • Resisting Burnout & Vicarious Trauma & The Zone of Fabulousness
  • Trauma and Resiliency Informed Practice (TRIP)