Concerns about mental health after-effects are increasing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Objectives: The purpose of this study is to analyze the research trends of mental health due to COVID-19 stress that is being conducted in Korea in relation to depression and anxiety seen in many clients in the field of counseling. Methods: From 2020 to the end of December 2022, 24 academic papers registered in the KCI in Korea were analyzed by relationship, including analysis criteria and details, current status by academic journal publication path, publication year, research method, data collection, research object, and measurement tool. Results: Depression and anxiety, which are important mechanisms in the field of psychotherapy and counseling, are related to mental health. CES-D and PHQ-9 were highly utilized as depression scales, and GAD-7 was used as anxiety scales. Conclusions: Through this study, the impact of mental health-related variables caused by COVID-19 stress on people's mental health was analyzed, and implications and suggestions for the role of psychotherapy and counseling in the future were discussed.