Relationships as an Attorney

Relationships as an Attorney


Maintaining relationships as an attorney can be tricky. The demands of a working schedule, meetings, travel, and company requirements can cause strain on the quality and quantity of time you have with a partner, family, or friends! Where is the balance? Here are some tips on how to foster the relationships that matter most to you in the midst of a high demand career.

  1. Unplug. Take time to spend quality time that is uninterrupted by the business of work, electronics, or outside influences. Take time to spend time and show the people who matter that they are a true priority to you.
  2. Be Intentional. Making plans is one thing, but what would it be like to make plans and keep them? Making clear, intentional, scheduled commitments is powerful! Date night once a week? Family dinner three times a week? Happy hour once every other week? You have the benefit of fostering the relationships in your life as it works for your schedule!
  3. Be in the moment.What would our lives be like if we decided to hold ourselves accountable for our own relationships and interactions. “How did I make a valuable connection with a loved one today?” Take time to reflect, practice gratitude, and make meaningful connections.

Taking time to make relationships a priority can be challenging with seemingly no instant gratification. Take time to reflect on how fostering relationships can lead to a long-term reward that will benefit you in the future!

Need help understanding why relationships are so powerful for our support network? Outpatient therapy can help! In therapy you can process current relationships, past relationships, and hopes for future relationships in your life. Here are some great resources!

CARE Counseling – focused on 1-hour weekly sessions for low acuity; CARE now offers Telehealth, which is very convenient for lunch breaks and busy schedules!

2000 Aldrich Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405
612-223-8898
www.care-clinics.com


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Being a Mother with a Demanding Job

Being a Mother with a Demanding Job


Finding a work-life balance as an attorney can be extremely difficult. Add being a mother into the mix, and it can feel almost impossible! Many moms feel working mom guilt – “I’m a bad mother because I am choosing a career over my child.” Is this true? No! Here are some truths to hold onto when the mom guilt digs in.

  • Create a support network. How hard would it be if there was no support, connection, or strength in numbers to find help in times of need? Surround yourself with strong women who can encourage you and build you up in a society that can break women down.
  • Don’t be afraid to talk about the mom guilt. It is hard as a parent in today’s society to feel the pressure of being a “perfect” mother. We need to take time to feel okay talking about the hard things – sometimes being good enough IS good enough.
  • Take advantage of playing. Playing is so good for our heart and soul. It can bring a sense of renewal to not only ourselves, but it can create a strong bond and attachment with your child(ren). Give them the reigns to teach you something new about yourself!
  • Give yourself permission. It is okay to leave work early to go to the choir concert or the baseball game. Perform at your high level, inform the people who are  in the need to know roles, and allow yourself the space to do what you need.
  • Focus on why you love your family. Mindfulness is a big buzzword recently, and it is for good reason that we should listen to it. Take time in your day to reflect and be grateful for the family you have – remind yourself why you love them AND why you love working. These things CAN coexist!
    1. Another part of this could also be give yourself permission to miss the things that society pressures you to accomplish. It is okay that you can’t sign up to read a book at school every time they need a volunteer! Talk with your child(ren) about the limitations and model emotional health!

The struggles of being a working mother in a high demand job can be overwhelming. If it is becoming overwhelming for you – it is a great idea to seek out help! Short-term outpatient therapy can help with gaining insight, learning coping skills, and helping with managing the guilt that comes with being a working mother.

Check out the services offered at these highly accessible locations:

CARE Counseling – focused on 1-hour weekly sessions for low acuity; CARE now offers Telehealth, which is very convenient for lunch breaks and busy schedules!

2000 Aldrich Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405
612-223-8898
www.care-clinics.com


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Substance Use in Attorneys

Substance Abuse as an Attorney


Being an attorney can cause high levels of stress with little time to figure out coping strategies. One of the easiest coping traps to fall into is substance use! According to a study, 21% of attorneys consider themselves “problem drinkers” and 9% have difficulty with addiction to prescription medications. Many of these statistics occur “within the first 15 years in the industry” (source)!

What are common symptoms and warning signs that I could have a substance use problem? Here is a great list of things to look out for: withdrawal from loved ones; sudden changes in your behavior; using substances under risky conditions; risky behaviors while under the influence of substances; loss of control over your substance use; doing things you normally would not to maintain the habit; spending extraneous amounts of time seeking attainment of the substance; increased tolerance and showing withdrawal symptoms when not using; and feeling like you need the substance to function.

Do these sound familiar to you? Outpatient therapy can be a great option to help get back on track. In outpatient therapy you can create healthier coping skills, understand the effects of the substances on your life, and process difficulty with thoughts and feelings that lead to the use.

Check out the services offered at these highly accessible locations:

CARE Counseling – focused on 1-hour weekly sessions for low acuity
2000 Aldrich Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405
612-223-8898
www.care-clinics.com

NUWAY, Inc – higher levels of care including intensive outpatient and residential chemical dependency treatment
Many locations throughout the Twin Cities
612-767-0309
www.nuway.org/

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation – offering a variety of level of care
Many locations through the Twin Cities
877-746-0473
www.therapy-mn.com/


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Trauma as an Attorney

Trauma as an Attorney


Many times when you are working as an attorney you are exposed to the traumatic experiences of others’ lives. This means that you could also experience what is called vicarious trauma.  “Being exposed daily to detailed traumatic narratives is extremely demanding and adds an important emotional dimension to legal work” (source). Vicarious, or secondary, trauma is often caused by witnessing details of or repeated exposure to violent or traumatic events.

Am I experiencing vicarious trauma? Here are some symptoms to look out for:intrusive and unwanted memories of events; intense distress, marked reactions to cues and reminders of the events; avoidance of stimuli relating to the events; anger/irritability; self-destructive behaviors (can include gambling, fighting, and substance use); hyper-vigilance (being on high alert); sleep disturbances (sleeping too much, too little, frequently waking, difficulty falling asleep); feeling like you are not in your body; or feeling like you are in a dream.

Do these sound familiar to you? Outpatient therapy can be a great option to help yourself process through the difficult details under the protection of HIPAA.  It is a great way to gain grounding skills, a chance to process distressing emotions and thoughts caused by the events you are exposed to, and an opportunity to grow and make meaning for yourself.

Check out the services offered at these highly accessible locations:

CARE Counseling – focused on 1-hour weekly sessions for low acuity
2000 Aldrich Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405
612-223-8898
www.care-clinics.com

PrairieCare – offers a variety of care levels based on your needs
Located throughout the Twin Cities
888-977-2474
www.prairie-care.com

Lyn-Lake Psychotherapy and Wellness – focuses on outpatient services
621 W Lake St #350
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 979-2276
https://www.therapy-mn.com/


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Work-Life Balance as an Attorney

Work-Life Balance as an Attorney


We are aware that mental illness does not discriminate based on status, race, gender, or occupation. Attorneys have a wonderful opportunity to help those in need, however they also assume a great deal of responsibility in their caseload demands.  What does this lead to? Many times it can lead to Anxiety, Depression, or other stressors that can make balancing personal life with occupational life demands.

What are some ways to help find the balance? Here are some tips that could be helpful if you are struggling to find middle ground in a world of extremes.

  • Take Five Minutes. What would it be like to take five minutes three times a day to reflect on gratitude and peace? Look for things that you are grateful for in the moment – no matter how big or small they may be. Take this time to unplug as well!
  • Clear Your Mind. Meditation is a powerful tool that can help with finding a balance and inner peace. Here are a few great apps that you can use as resources: Headspace; Calm; Balance; Stop, Breathe, Relax; and Insight Timer.
  • Eating and Sleeping ARE a Priority! Our dietary habits and sleep hygiene can impact every other aspect of our lives. Make sure you are eating a healthy and balanced diet and getting the recommended amount of sleep you require!
  • Schedule Time for Work. It is easy to take work home with use  in any job! It is important to schedule time when you take work home. Make sure you set an alarm or timer to help you monitor spending time with friends, family, or hobbies on weekends.
  • Let go of Perfection. It can be hard to remember that perfect is not real. Make time to engage in some self compassion and recognize growth that can come out of messy situations!

It is easy to get caught up in a world of high demand and expectations. Make sure you save some space for your well-being.


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Depression in Attorneys

Depression in Attorneys


As attorneys, you face high levels of caseloads, and the work can seem overwhelming and endless.. 15 million adults in the United States suffer from Depression (source) – that is an estimated 7% of the population! Depression certainly has a genetic component, but it can also be caused by stressors (finances, work stress, marriage difficulties) or trauma.. More specifically, according to a study done by Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, 28% of attorneys have claimed to have difficulties with depression. Lawyers are 3.6 times more likely to suffer from a depressive disorder (source).

So what IS depression? According to the American Psychological Association, some of the symptoms of depression include: low mood, changes in sleep, changes in appetite, loss of energy, loss of interest, low self-esteem, hopelessness, changes in movement (slower or more tension), and muscle pain. Symptoms can also include a lack of motivation, difficulty concentrating, or difficulty making decisions.

Do these things seem familiar to you? The good news is that there are wonderful resources that you can reach out to for support!  Depending on the level of depression you are experiencing, there are a lot of great options for treatment. Outpatient Therapy can be a great resource to get some coping and stress management skills, healthy boundaries and relationship management, and self-compassion in overwhelming or self-critical situations.

Check out the services offered at these highly accessible locations:

CARE Counseling – focused on 1-hour weekly sessions for low acuity
2000 Aldrich Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55405
612-223-8898
www.care-clinics.com

PrairieCare – offers a variety of care levels based on your needs
Located throughout the Twin Cities
888-977-2474
www.prairie-care.com


We’re Here to help


Our wellness experts will be happy to take care of you. You can CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment now or call (612)223-8898.




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Anxiety in Attorneys

Anxiety in Attorneys


As attorneys, you face high levels of stress, competitive environments, and high expectations. 18% of adults in the United States suffer from Anxiety – that is an estimated 40 million people! Anxiety certainly has a genetic component, but it can also be caused by high levels of stress. More specifically, according to a study done by Hazeldon Betty Ford Foundation, 19% of attorneys have claimed to have difficulties with anxiety.

What exactly IS anxiety? According to the American Psychological Association, anxiety presents itself as excessive worry, apprehension, or dread that is difficult to control. Anxiety can also cause irritability and feelings of lost energy or fatigue throughout your day. There are physical symptoms and effects such as disturbances in your sleeping patterns, restlessness, feeling on-edge, or even having tension in your body that can result from anxiety.

Do these things seem familiar to you? The good news is that there are wonderful resources that you can reach out to for support!  Depending on the level of anxiety you have, there are a lot of great options for treatment. Outpatient Therapy can be a great resource to get some coping and stress management skills, healthy boundaries and relationship management, and self-compassion in overwhelming or self-critical situations.

Check out the services offered at these highly accessible locations:

  • CARE Counseling – focused on 1-hour weekly sessions for low acuity
    2000 Aldrich Ave
    Minneapolis, MN 55405
    612-223-8898
    www.care-clinics.com

    Rogers Behavioral Health – focused on higher levels of care
    6442 City West Parkway, Ste 200
    Eden Prairie, MN 55344
    844-599-8959
    www.rogersbh.org

    PrairieCare – offers a variety of care levels based on your needs

  • Located throughout the Twin Cities
    888-977-2474
    www.prairie-care.com


We’re Here to help


Our wellness experts will be happy to take care of you. You can CLICK HERE to schedule an appointment now or call (612)223-8898.




Meet Clinicians


We’re united by our commitment to providing effective, relevant, and innovative mental health support at all stages of your journey. Click Here to find out more about who we are, where we come from, and how we live out CARE’s mission every day.





The professionals at CARE are actively collecting and creating resources to help with what you need. We’re Here for You.