Nick Oleen-Junk, PhD

Dr. Oleen-Junk completed his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he trained in forensic psychology, college student mental health, and multicultural counseling. After finishing his clinical internship at the University of Minnesota’s student counseling center, he worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he provided individual, couple, and group counseling to health science students and young medical professionals. Prior to relocating to Houston, Dr. Oleen-Junk served as a Staff Psychologist at Tulane University’s student counseling center in New Orleans.

Dr. Oleen-Junk is a generalist who enjoys working with a wide range of clients and concerns. He believes that effective therapy starts with a deeper understanding of someone’s perspective, including how they view their problems and what they believe would make them well.  To that end, Dr. Oleen-Junk works hard to establish a trusting and therapeutic relationship that feels safe, reliable, and supportive. Whether brief or longer term in nature, his approach to therapy focuses on helping people develop greater self-knowledge while discovering ways to heal and/or make desired changes.

Dr. Oleen-Junk has developed expertise helping adults struggling with perfectionism/obsession, stress and anxiety, burnout, trauma and grief, and relationship concerns (e.g., friends, family, and partners). His academic/philosophical interests include perspective-taking, cultural humility, existential anxiety, moral development and injury, political identity, and spirituality.