As a lawyer turned therapist and coach, I often work with attorneys dealing with stress, anxiety, and depression. I know the challenges of practicing law—the constant demands, billable hours, deadline pressure, unexpected twists and turns, challenging clients and infuriating opposing counsel, the fact that everything takes longer than you think it will.

When I was in the lawyer world, I often looked around me to see how others were dealing with the stress. Why did one person seem unfazed while another seemed about to lose it? That question led me to study topics like stress, burnout, and resiliency—issues that are often the focus of my therapy and coaching with lawyers.

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If you are a lawyer, counseling can help with:

  • Coping with burnout and stress

  • Healing from anxiety and depression

  • Dealing with difficult people

  • Setting boundaries and saying no

  • Finding healthy coping mechanisms and practicing self-care

  • Learning to relax

  • Healing earlier traumas that may be affecting you on the job

Coaching for Lawyers can Help With:

  • Identifying and overcoming burnout and stress

  • Time management

  • Perfectionism and procrastination

  • Getting organized

  • Reducing feelings of overwhelm

  • Improving office systems, including technology

  • Goal setting and prioritization

  • Learning to work with difficult people

If you think that counseling or coaching could help you deal with the challenges of being a lawyer, call Embark Counseling now to find out which one is the best fit for you.

Here are some of my recent speeches and presentations on lawyer wellness:

  • November 2018: Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association (TCWLA), “Happy Holidays: Wellness in Mind & Body During a Busy Season,” panelist

  • June 2018: Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL) Convention, Yoga for Stress Management, instructor

  • June 2017: State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, “Tips to Lawyer Resilience: Five Evidence-Based Strategies,” panelist

  • May 2017: Austin Bar Association and the Texas Lawyer Assistance Program’s “Let us Lift you Up: Panel of Experts on Grief and Loss,” panelist

  • April 2017: Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Texas Shareholder Retreat, “Wellness & Mindfulness for Lawyers,” speaker

  • March 2017: Austin Bar Association Labor & Employment Section CLE, “Tips for Dealing with Impaired Clients, Witnesses & Counsel,” panelist

  • October 2016: Scott, Douglass & McConnico, LLP’s “21St Century Success: An Innovative Approach for Expanding Impact, Increasing Fulfillment & Reducing Stress,” “An Honest Discussion about Facing and Addressing Stress,” panelist