Lawyers and Law Students
Working in law poses particular challenges. While the work can be rewarding and impactful, it can also be highly stressful. If you are a lawyer and law student, you likely experience competitive environments, high expectations, and type deadlines. You might feel overwhelmed by demanding clients and high-stake cases. And many law schools and firms make work-life balance difficult. You may feel burned out or unfulfilled. These challenges can also create difficulties in your personal lif. Many lawyers struggle to enjoy positive relationships with their friends and family members, pursue intimate relationships, and lead healthy lifestyles. You may feel uncertain whether they want to practice law at all. You may feel caught between wanting to make a change, and worrying about what else they would be qualified to do, as well as how to meet financial obligations. Or you might enjoy being a lawyer, but need help managing the stress and demands on your health and personal life.
I have provided therapy to many law students and lawyers, and also practiced law myself. I know firsthand the stresses of life as a law student and lawyer. I know that these problems can be quite serious, and rates of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse are high in the profession.
Seeking the help of a therapist can help you find fulfillment in your work, balance a meaningful personal life, and take care of your mental and physical health. I encourage you to call and schedule a consultation if you are struggling with any of these issues:
- Trouble Sleeping
- Trouble Focusing
- Work-life balance
- Stress-related health problems