Psychotherapy and Counseling for Lawyers

Helping Attorneys in New York City with Stress Management, Anxiety Relief, and Work-Life Balance

​As a lawyer, you work under unceasing stress and pressure. Even if you otherwise love your work, it takes a toll. And, if you don’t like the work, that toll can be even greater. The stress of constant deadlines and overwhelming work loads. Anxiety about making partner, satisfying partners and clients, getting clients. And when do you see your friends and family, or just find time to relax?

Why do I know all this? Well, I’ve provided therapy and counselling to a lot of attorneys and, importantly, I was a practicing attorney for over 20 years. I have a good sense of what you’re going through.

But you didn’t arrive at this page to read about the ways in which being a lawyer may be taking more out of you than you want it to. You already know your professional life is impacting your mental well-being, physical well-being, and social and emotional life. By virtue of the fact that you’ve arrived at this page, you probably already have a sense that where you are, or where you think you are going, may not be what you want.

At the same time, figuring out what you do want or how to get there seems unwieldy and unmanageable. A solution eludes you.

Let’s find that solution together.

It’s likely that – even if a bit reluctantly – you’ve accepted that if it’s going to be better, it will be more effective to enlist the support and guidance of another person. If you’re searching, you may not have that supportive other person at your side. This is where a qualified, competent therapist comes in. That’s where I come in.

I have experience helping attorneys address concerns like:

  • Work Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Excessive Worrying
  • Racing Thoughts
  • Lack of Productivity
  • Difficulty Sleeping or Relaxing
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Substance Abuse

Whichever the specific symptoms or issues we target, I will help by providing structure and adding perspective to your thinking. At the same time, I will offer you the chance to experience the emotional and psychological benefits of simply being able to talk to someone who is never judgmental. I am trained in listening and questioning, all with an eye towards improving your life.

This isn’t advocacy so much as it is exploration with an ultimate goal in mind. And it’s very well suited for a lawyer, whose training in seeing problems and downsides may hinder the ability to change or take action. It’s perfect for a person accustomed to being in control and having all the answers, but who now finds that things in their own life seem out of control, or that answers seem out of reach.

The good news is that answers are within reach. They simply require some focused effort working with the right person. To be honest, it’s very hard to capture the process of therapy and its benefits with the written word alone. You really need to try it, at least once.

Why am I the right person?

Some people say they want a psychologist, some a social worker, some a mental health professional, some a coach.  But the key to benefiting from a therapeutic relationship is not about names.  It’s about fit – and you won’t really know how much you may benefit from working with me until we meet.  For now, though, you can read more about me on this website. In short, I practiced law for two decades before knowing that I needed something different. I found that something different, changed my life, and trained to become the licensed psychotherapist I am today. So, while everyone’s experience is ultimately unique, I think you will find that I can fully appreciate where you are coming from.

Contact Joel

Contact me today. Call 914-295-2764 or email me at joelkosman@kosmantherapy.com. I look forward to speaking with you! If you email, please do not include confidential or private information regarding your health condition. In the event of a life threatening mental health emergency, you should call 911 and/or immediately proceed to the nearest emergency room. 

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This