In a recent study using Qualtrics, an online survey tool, six common factors were noted in student reluctance to seek counseling at student counseling services. The factors identified were stigma, gender, culture, fear and accessibility, and experience and knowledge. In order to address these student concerns, and to support academic counseling efforts on campuses, trained therapists and counselors at Quality Behavioral Health provide counseling to students who are experiencing depression, anxiety, and mood disorders related to the demands and stresses of academic life.
A program emphasizing the development of Executive Functioning Skills in academic settings, in addition to addressing mental health matters, provides additional support for academic success.
Counseling is also available for students experiencing “device addiction”, the overuse of smart phones, computers, and video games–behaviors often associated with anxiety.
In addition to academic support services, screening and therapeutic interventions are available to students at risk for substance use.
Medical management, if indicated, is provided by a staff of 12 board certified psychiatrists and psychiatric nurse practitioners.
For practices and agencies entering into services with QBH appointments are now available within two weeks for routine visits and five days for urgent care. Emergency services are provided on a 24-hour basis.