Eileen Travis is the founder and Director of the New York City Lawyer Assistance
Program of the New York City Bar Association (NYC LAP). NYC LAP is a free and
confidential resource for legal professionals and their families. Established in 1999, the
program provides assistance to attorneys, judges, law students and their family
members whose personal and professional lives are effected by problems with alcohol
and/or drugs; depression, anxiety, stress and burnout; gambling, eating disorders,
anger management: personal, family and marital problems, issues of aging and care
giving and career transition.
NYC LAP provides consultation, evaluation and assessment, short term supportive
counseling, intervention and educational presentations to the Bar and Bench and law
Eileen is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker and holds a Master’s Degree
in Social Work from Adelphi University, Garden City New York. She has worked in the
addiction and mental health field for over thirty years.
Eileen has extensive experience developing programs for community-based agencies
and hospitals, including Employee Assistance Programs for medical staff and legal
professionals. She also maintains a private psychotherapy and consultation practice for
adults and families.
In 2016, Eileen was honored by the Suffolk County Bar Association as a recipient of the
Fr. Peter Sweisgood Award and by the Caron Foundation, receiving the 2016 New York
City Community Service Award. Both awards are in recognition of her commitment to
provide vital services to the New York City legal profession.