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.
Just taking the first step in reaching out can make a meaningful difference and prevent problems from getting worse. We look forward to speaking with you.
Our Licensed Mental Health Counselors
Dan Crystal, PsyD
Dan 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.
Cara M. Hernandez, LICSW, CSW-G
Cara is a clinical social worker who joined WSBA in April 2022. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a Master’s in Social Work from Eastern Washington University. During her tenure at Eastern, she focused on grief & loss, palliative care, and gerontology. Cara obtained both her clinical license and her CSW-G certification in 2021.
Cara’s professional experience is in elder law and estate planning, community mental health, emergency departments, and corrections. Cara has worked with individuals experiencing depression and suicidality, personality disorders, grief and loss, complex stages of aging, memory impairment, long-term care, health concerns and terminal illness, and substance use disorders.
Outside of work, Cara’s interests include hiking, cycling, traveling, yoga, and walking shelter dogs. She volunteers with animal rescues, hospice, and serves on the Board of Directors for her alma mater and for her local library. She resides in Eastern Washington with her husband and their dog and cat.