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Continuum Employee Spotlight: Kaitlin Wilson

Photo of Kaitlin enjoying the sites of Nebraska City, Nebraska.

It's our talented team of employees who make Continuum EAP shine. Therefore, we periodically like to provide a behind-the-scenes look at the individuals who help make Continuum so great.

 

Meet Kaitlin Wilson, LMHP and EAP Professional.   

 

WHAT THREE WORDS BEST DESCRIBE YOU?

Funny, Calm and Kind.

 

WHEN OR HOW DID YOU DECIDE THAT COUNSELING WAS THE RIGHT FIELD FOR YOU?

I’ve wanted to go into the counseling field since I was an adolescent. Like many counselors, I learned about the mental health struggles of a family member and wanted to be someone who knew more about it, and could also help other family members in a compassionate way. No one chooses to have a mental health disorder. I wanted to be able to help heal families and help people feel understood and seen for their true selves.

 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT WORKING AT CONTINUUM EAP?

I truly enjoy the work that I do here; the short-term counseling is a great way for me to use my training, connect to my passion, and use my skill sets with clients but I also enjoy finding them a good fit for their next clinician if they need longer-term counseling. I really enjoy my co-workers. We are a small but mighty force and we really are working as a team. Pioneering our webinar platform has been a challenging but enjoyable experience, and enables me to help the team in an area not used before the surprise that was COVID-19. Something else I enjoy about Continuum is that I’m not doing the same thing every day. There are always opportunities to expand on the work that I do and grow in different areas of my profession.

 

WHAT WOULD YOU DO (FOR A CAREER) IF YOU WEREN'T DOING THIS?

I might consider Speech Language Pathology. I engaged in SLP for a few months in 2020 and found it fascinating. There’s so much to learn about speech and how you use your mouth, I couldn’t believe it! It’s also another way to directly help people that can be life changing – at least it was for me!

 

WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING IN YOUR FREE TIME?

I enjoy reading, watching food competitions shows – I’m really into Top Chef right now. I also enjoy eating and learning about the food I’m eating and expand on my cooking skills. I like to golf, when the weather is nice, and spend time with my family and my cat Silver (Linings).

 

IF YOU COULD HAVE LUNCH WITH ANYONE, DEAD OR ALIVE, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

Oh gosh… that’s always a hard one. I'll go with Amelia Earhart. I just want to know what happened to her!

 

DO YOU HAVE A MOTTO OR QUOTE THAT YOU LIKE TO LIVE BY?

“God’s plan is bigger/better than mine.” That's something I've said to myself a lot.

To other people I say, “How’s that working for you?” and “If you don’t deal with it – whatever it is – it will deal with you." Because our traumas, anxieties, etc. won't just disappear if we ignore them. And if we let them control when they are going to ‘deal with us’ it’s usually not a great time and it can be much more painful. But then I also let people know it’s their choice to choose not to deal, I just want them to have the awareness.

 

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE YOUR YOUNGER SELF?

RELAX, it’s gonna be OK. In the words of Kenny Chesney: “Everything’s gonna be alright…. Don’t go hitting that panic button, it ain’t near as bad as you think. Everything’s gonna be alright.”

 

Our Customers Say it Best

  • Hexagon Lincoln
    Hexagon Lincoln

    “Hexagon views Continuum EAP as a key business partner and a valued resource for our employee populace. Continuum provides high-quality — and confidential — educational and counseling services for “Team Hexagon.” The professional staff is always available and willing to help at a moment’s notice.”
    - Matt Becker, Human Resources Manager, Hexagon Lincoln

  • NebraskaLand National Bank
    NebraskaLand National Bank

    “Continuum has been such a great benefit for NebraskaLand National Bank. Once a month we offer employees a “Lunch ‘N Learn” where we feature a Continuum HelpNet webinar and provide lunch. We have received great feedback from employees and attendance continues to increase each month.”
    - Stacey Dawkins, Human Resources, NebraskaLand National Bank

  • Lincoln Electric System
    Lincoln Electric System

    “Continuum is a great resource for LES. They proactively provide workshops to address issues in today's work environment and customized on-site training. Their staff has been helpful and effective.”
    - Julie Panko Haberman, supervisor, Learning & Development, Lincoln Electric System

  • Duncan Aviation

    "We look to Continuum as a strategic partner, in helping our employees cope with stress at work and at home, which leads to improved work performance, decreased absenteeism, and greater workforce retention."
    - Leon Holloway, Team Member Services Manager, Duncan Aviation

  • Assurity Life Insurance
    Assurity Life Insurance

    "Continuum is part of Assurity's high performance culture. Trust has been created for associates who use their services for personal life issues but also for work issues whether they refer themselves or a supervisor refers them. Continuum's expertise demonstrated by all staff aligns to our mission and values and helps associates understand there are resources available for them and their families. The value the Assurity Team receives from Continuum is a measure of performance and risk management. I have worked with them for over 20 years and would choose them over the other two employee assistance programs that I have worked with."
    - Jan Zoucha, Assurity Life Insurance

  • NE State College System
    NE State College System

    "The Nebraska State College System has been very pleased with the services we've received from Continuum. Continuum's experience and expertise have served our employees and College administrators very well. Continuum is extremely responsive and skilled at coaching, consulting, and providing a variety of employee assistance services. In addition, our employee feedback from training sessions has been very positive."
    - Kristen Petersen, General Counsel & Vice Chancellor, NE State College System

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