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confidential counseling for the legal community and their families

Welcome to BarCARES, an organization focused on improving the mental health and overall quality of life for lawyers, paralegals and law students in North Carolina.

BarCARES offers to members of participating local bar groups and law schools a no cost short term intervention program to help in dealing with problems that might be causing distress or to identify resources for longer term assistance.

If you would like additional information about the program and/or its availability in your area, please contact the BarCARES coordinator at (800) 640-0735.

You may also visit http://www.ncbar.org/about/barcares to learn more about the program.

We understand the legal profession can be intense in pace as well as workload, and may cause imbalances in your professional and personal life. Our counseling services can assist you in managing a work/life balance that will enhance your overall enjoyment by removing unnecessary stress. We also provide career counseling to determine whether your current position is a right fit for you. At times, life’s challenges can seem insurmountable. The BarCARES program seeks to take the burden of these problems, big or small, professional or persona, and help you move forward with living kife again to your highest potential.

Through services rendered by HRC Behavioral Health & Psychiatry, P.A. and their subcontractors across the state, BarCARES is designed to offer no-cost assistance in dealing with personal, family, financial and work, career and student stressors.

Issues We Can Help With

Stress Management – Each person has coping skills or ways of living with stress that are acquired over the years.

Anxiety Disorders – Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. It can make it easier to deal with a tense situation, study harder, or keep focused. But when anxiety becomes excessive it can become disabling.

Eating Disorders – Eating disorders are real, treatable medical illnesses. They are not due to bad behavior or lack of will power. They involve serious disturbances in eating behavior.

Parenting – Being a parent is probably the most important job many of us will ever have. Yet many of us are minimally prepared for the enormity of the task of raising our young ones from infancy to adulthood.

Domestic Violence – Domestic violence occurs in a relationship when one partner keeps a position of power and control over the other by the use of fear, intimidation and control.

Substance Abuse – Public health experts tell us that the use and misuse of alcohol and other drugs results in the single biggest health problem in the country today.

We offer consultation for many other issues. Please see our Issues page.