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 three types of Session Fees:  Therapy Session FeesPsychological Assessment Fees, and Psychiatric Medication Management 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).   

Psychiatric Medication Management Fee - A Psychiatric Medication Management fee of $20 will be applied for each psychiatric medication management session. [Note:  Psychiatric Intake Sessions are provided at no cost]. 

 

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 to the Director, Counseling and Wellness Services.  Students are encouraged 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 - Reduction.docx

Once the form is completed, mail or drop off the form to the Director, 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.