Updated: Oct. 8, 2021

Member Consultation Service

Topics for consultation include:

  • Challenges with stress, depression, addiction, or other problems.
  • Requests for referral to psychotherapists, prescribers, groups, or inpatient programs.
  • Concerns about an attorney’s well-being.
  • Career consultations review your path in the law and provide guidance on best practices for networking and interviewing. Resume review is also provided.

Requests are responded to within 48 hours. These consultations are meant to triage problems and help direct you to suitable resources. Therefore, this is not intended as psychotherapy. If you are in crisis please call the WSBA Connects hotline at 800-765-0770. This number is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Just taking the first step in reaching out can make a meaningful difference and prevent problems from getting worse. I look forward to speaking to you.


Our Licensed Mental Health Counselors

Dan Crystal, PsyD

Dan CrystalDan is a clinical psychologist and has enjoyed working at WSBA since November 2008. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Denver in 2007 having worked with active duty military, community mental health patients, assessment clients, and homeless adolescents. Dan completed the CESATE postdoctoral fellowship at the Seattle VA Hospital in 2008 where he worked with addictions and post-traumatic stress disorder.

His areas of expertise include addictions, post-traumatic stress disorder, and forensic psychology. At the Member Wellness Program, Dan provides individual consultation; leads job-seekers groups; handles substance abuse referrals; creates educational programming on self-care and mental health; and conducts outreach to bar groups statewide on mental health issues. He also works with the Office of Disciplinary Counsel as the Diversion Administrator.

Dan’s direct contact information is danc@wsba.org and 206-727-8267. To set up consultation, email Dan, or call regarding an urgent topic.

 

Diane Mayes, LMHC

Diane MayesDiane joined the WSBA Member Wellness Program team in September 2021. As an experienced mental health and well-being professional, she specializes in creating an integrated culture of health, engagement and change opportunities with individuals and organizations. Diane is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), with a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and Wellness, and is a certified fitness and wellness professional.

Diane is passionate about workplace well-being and recognizes it is not easy to talk about your mental health at work, or anyplace for that matter. From daily work/life stressors and challenges, to chronic mental health conditions, she approaches counseling with a holistic approach to whole person well-being.

At the WSBA, Diane provides individual consultation; leads groups; handles substance abuse referrals; creates educational programming on self-care and mental health; and conducts outreach to bar groups statewide on mental health issues. Diane’s direct contact information is diane.mayes@wsba.org and 206-727-8265,