233 medical card holders have been waiting over six months for an initial assessment for counselling.
A further 1,610 have been waiting between four and six months.
Of those waiting over 6 months, 42 are in Donegal.
They’re waiting to access the HSE’s Counselling in Primary Care Service, which is available in over 240 locations throughout the country.
Brendan Kelly, a professor of psychiatry in Trinity College Dublin, says the waiting lists are a concern: