Will an Attorney Be Denied a License Due to Therapy?

Question: Can someone be denied entry to a state bar (to practice law) if they have seen a therapist?

I don’t recall ever hearing of someone being denied entry to a bar simply because he or she has seen a therapist. Law is a very stressful profession and many lawyers see therapists. It is often a smart thing to do. There are actually groups, such as Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers in Pennsylvania that help admitted attorneys who need therapy. Given this, I cannot imagine a lawyer being denied a license just because of therapy. I don’t think it would even be legal to do so.

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