Treating Depression and Anxiety Among College Students

To get the most out of your college experience, you need to be at your best, which is difficult if you are dealing with depression or anxiety.

Are you a college student struggling with any mental health concerns? Consider seeking help from a mental health professional. If you have not already done so, a good first step involves reaching out to the counseling center at your school and inquiring about the services offered. In addition to individual therapy, most counseling centers offer group therapy and workshops.

If you are a college student struggling with depression or anxiety, know that you are not alone.

According to the 2013 National College Health Assessment, over 50% of surveyed students reported experiencing overwhelming anxiety, and about 30% reported difficulty functioning due to depression over the preceding year. However, a 2013 survey by the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors (AUCCCD) revealed that an average of only 10% of students receive services at college counseling centers. This discrepancy indicates there are many struggling students who are not getting the help they need on campus.

Limited resources lead most centers to impose session limits and some are forced to put students on waiting lists. Students who either desire or require long-term counseling are generally referred to providers in the community.

Do you feel like you could benefit from individualized support and a long-term treatment plan? At Georgetown Psychology Associates, we work regularly with college students to address a wide range of concerns. Contact us today to learn more.