Through WSBA Connects support is available across the state with 24/7 phone access whenever you are experiencing emotional or behavioral concerns that may be affecting your practice or the quality of your life.
Since 1987, we've provided a Lawyers Assistance Program to promote the health and well-being of members through a variety of confidential support services ranging from web-based educational materials on self-care topics, to individual counseling services for mental health and addiction concerns, to job search and career management services.
We have expanded our Lawyers Assistance Program to offer statewide access to support with referrals to providers in lawyers’ local communities. Through WSBA Connects, our partnership with wellness provider Wellspring, support is now available across the state with 24/7 phone access whenever you are experiencing emotional or behavioral concerns that may be affecting your practice or the quality of your life.
WSBA Connects is an expanded, statewide wellness benefit for WSBA members.
Through our partnership with Wellspring, the Bar is expanding its Lawyers Assistance Program and now offers statewide access to support for lawyers needing help for issues related to mental health and addiction concerns, career management, family, care-giving, daily living, health and well-being, and more. WSBA Connects is offered as a service to members on a voluntary, confidential basis.
The following is a sampling of issues for which consultation, assessment, and referral can be provided:
Alcohol/Drug AbuseMarital Problems Stress Relationship Issues Depression Anxiety Gambling
Anger ControlParenting Issues Divorce Grief Theft/Fraud Resolution Communication Retirement Planning
Addictions Financial Management Child Care Issues Legal Problems Eldercare IssuesEating Problems
Yes. All services are confidential and protected by APR 19(b)(2). The rules protecting confidentiality are the same as if you were meeting with a member of the WSBA Lawyers Assistance Program staff.
WSBA Connects is a free benefit for WSBA members.
For individual counseling, up to three sessions per issue are free of charge. Additional service beyond this will be based on counselors’ individual fees. Most insurance is accepted by Wellspring-affiliated providers.
WSBA Lawyers Assistance Program staff also offer up to three free counseling sessions per issue free of charge, after which charges are based on a sliding scale based on income. Most insurance plans are also accepted.
It depends on the service you are looking for:
You don't have to sign up for WSBA Connects! As a WSBA member, you automatically have access to this free member benefit.
If prompted, please use WSBA as your login.
Learn more about WSBA Connects through our partner, Wellspring or call toll-free 1-855-857-WSBA (9722).
Confidential assistance that promotes healthy lifestyle choices
If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, please dial 911.
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