Services for Lawyers

Law Students Depression

& Stress Support

Law school is one of the most stressful times in a lawyers life. You go from being the “best and brightest” to being surrounded by people who were all the “best and brightest.” Law School is demanding.

Intense competition, unreasonable workload, never-ending deadlines, financial debt and the pressure to compete for a job on top of life’s regular stressors easily becomes overwhelming. Law students are particularly vulnerable to stress related issues such as anxiety, depression, and alcohol and drug abuse.

Confidentiality is Guaranteed.

We know what you are going through because we were once in law school too. We can help. LAP’s free and confidential services, including consultations, assessments, individual and group therapy, referrals and interventions, are available to all Illinois law students at no cost whatsoever.

Law students can call LAP for assistance for themselves and for their their classmates. Many law students also come to LAP with questions about how to deal with character and fitness issues. We can assist with that as well. All of LAP’s services are free and confidential.

Meet the LAP Clinical Team

Tony Pacione, LCSW, CSADC, Deputy Director
Dr. Diana Uchiyama, JD, PsyD, CAADC, Executive Director
Joe Scally, MA, JD, Clinical Director

What Happens When You

Connect With LAP?

Our services include individual and group therapy, assessments, education, peer support, interventions, community and more.

Meet with a LAP Clinician

LAP will invite you to come into our offices or conduct a virtual consultation and assessment — we are available statewide.

Consultation & Assessment

Your first meeting with a LAP Clinician will most likely involve a series of questions covering your background, your concerns, and your current goals.

Follow Up

Regardless of the recommendation, LAP is available to you now, throughout your legal career and beyond.


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