Counseling and Wellness

Counseling and Wellness Services Fees

Counseling and Wellness Services (CWS) is committed to providing services to the Wright State University community.  If a student is truly unable to pay their session fees we will consider a waiver of the fee or a reduction in fees (if the student is receiving multiple services).  Please see the Request for Fee Waiver/Reduction section below. 

Beginning July 1, 2017 the following Fees will be assessed for CWS services.

CWS Session Fees

Missed Session FeesA missed session occurs when a client (1) does not show for their session, (2) notifies their therapist that they will miss their session with less than 24-hours’ notice, or (3) they arrive more than 15 minutes late for their scheduled appointment without prior arrangement.

A $20 missed session fee for the following types of sessions:

  • Intake Assessment
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Sports Psychology and Performance Enhancement Therapy
  • Pre-Group meeting
  • Group Debriefing
  • Wait list check in appointments (these are brief appointments that clients may be offered to clients on the waitlist)
  • Psychological Assessment Sessions (assessed per appointment, not per hour)  

 A $30 missed session fee will be applied to any missed psychiatry sessions (Psychiatric Intake or Psychiatric Medication Management)

Session FeesThere are two types of Session Fees:  Therapy Session Fees, and Psychological Assessment Fees.  All fees are billed through the Bursar’s office as a “Health Service Fee.”

Therapy Session Fees are billed for the following types of services:

  • Intake Assessment
  • Individual Therapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Sports Psychology and Performance Enhancement Therapy

All clients receive up to 10 sessions each academic year at no cost.  Beginning with the 11th session, a Therapy Session Fee of $15 per session will be applied. Session Fees are billed through the Bursar’s Office as a “Health Service Fee.”

The following session types are exempt from therapy session fees [note:  although exempt from therapy session fees, missed session fees are applicable]:

  • Evaluation for Service
  • Pre-Group meeting
  • Group Debriefing
  • Crisis Intervention Sessions
  • Wait list check in appointments (these are brief appointments that clients may be offered to clients on the waitlist)

Psychological Assessment Fee - A Psychological Assessment Fee of $15 will be applied for each hour of Psychological Assessment (testing).   

 

Request for Fee Waiver / Reduction

We are dedicated to providing services to the students of Wright State University.  If a student is truly unable to pay their session fees we will consider a waiver of the fee or a reduction in fees (if the student is receiving multiple services).  Students may request a fee waiver or reduction using by completing the Request for Fee Waiver/Reduction form and submitting it the provider (or one of the providers) for a service for which you are requesting a waiver.  The Provider will then submit the form to the Director, Counseling and Wellness Services.  Students are requried to discuss the impact of a session fee on their financial situation with their therapist.

Click to download a MS Word version of the Request For Fee Waiver/Reduction Form.  CWS Request for Fee Waiver.docx

Once the form is completed, mail or drop off the form to your provider at Counseling and Wellness Services, 053 Student Union.

Request for fee waiver/reduction must be submitted within 30 days of the initial fee.  

For example, if you have three therapy sessions on the following dates: 9/12, 9/19, and 9/26 AND all of these sessions had fees assigned, your request for a waiver must be within 30 days of the 12th of September.  If you have a missed session fee on October 1, your request for a fee waiver must be submitted by November 1st.