Here for the Profession Since 1982

Who We Help

We provide free, confidential counseling assistance to lawyers, judges, law students, their family members, and members of the legal community in Oregon.

Lawyers & Judges

If you feel overwhelmed by the long hours, constant stress, exposure to difficult situations, and high demands of the profession, you are not alone. We can also help with more general concerns about your health and well-being. Plus, our regular workshops, CLEs, and publications keep you up-to-date on best practices.

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Law Students
Heavy workloads, grades, and competition contribute to law student stress.  Being intentional about your self-care is key. When you feel overwhelmed, it is not unusual to turn to unhealthy coping strategies such as substance misuse; procrastination; gambling; or problematic use of food, the Internet, or sex to deal with feelings of stress.  Getting help early to work through these issues will help you be healthier and more effective in law school and throughout your legal career. OAAP attorney counselors can help you develop strategies to navigate the stress of law school or, if needed, refer you to other health professionals to make sure you get the help you need.

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We can help with your concerns about your health and well-being, or the well-being of someone you care about. We can offer you referrals and resources. We offer assistance with problem substance use; career satisfaction; depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions; well-being; stress management; relationships; building resiliency; and other life challenges. Our services for lawyers, judges, and law students include short-term individual counseling, referral to other resources when appropriate, support groups, workshops, CLEs, and educational programs.

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Help for Yourself

Reaching out for help can be a big step to feeling better and positively dealing with any challenge.

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Help for Someone Else

Are you concerned about the well-being of a colleague, family member, staff person, law partner, or other member of the legal community? Your outreach could be the turning point for a person who needs help. 

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How We Help

Individual Counseling
We provide free, confidential individual counseling for members of the legal profession for a variety of life issues. Our services are voluntary and confidential. We can meet at our office, by telephone, or a location that feels best for you. We can also provide referrals to other resources when needed. Call or email to set an appointment.
Support Groups
We provide confidential peer support groups for lawyers, judges, and law students. Some groups are ongoing; others are time-limited and are offered periodically during the year.
Workshops /CLEs
We offer a variety of workshops and CLEs to law firms and law-related organizations. In addition, our Attorney Counselors are available to speak to your local bar association, specialty bar, or law firm on a large variety of topics, many of which qualify for CLE credit.



Our quarterly publication, inSight, includes educational information, personal stories, details about OAAP events, and many more resources.

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Thriving Today Blog

On our blog, we share personal and professional experiences to enhance your well-being.

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