Counseling and Wellness Services (CWS)

One-on-One Services

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About One-on-One Services

Most college students will experience mental health struggles at some point during their time in school (APA, 2022). College isn’t easy, especially if you add a job, family obligations, sports, clubs, children, student loans, bills, and everything else in between. You are not alone, and you don’t have to do this by yourself. Counseling and Wellness Services (CWS) is here for currently registered Raiders who may feel depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or aren’t sure how they’re feeling, but know they need help. We offer non-judgmental, confidential, and inclusive services to help you identify your problems and possible solutions.

Some reasons students may come to CWS for services include:

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Difficulties adjusting to life in college 
  • Transgender student support 
  • Psychological Assessment such as for ADHD, learning disorders, or diagnostic clarification 
  • Alcohol and drug problems 
  • Loss and grief 
  • Low self-esteem 
  • Eating disorders 
  • Sexual abuse, assault, or other trauma 
  • Career indecision 
  • Relationship or family problems 

What to Expect When Beginning Services


Make an Appointment

First, check out the many services that we offer. Schedule online or call 937-775-3407.


Show up at 053 Student Union

CWS is located in 053 Student Union, in the lower level near the food pantry and directly underneath Admissions. Nancy will probably be at the front desk and will show you how to get started.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork and bring your UID number.


Intake Appointment

Your first appointment will be what we call an intake appointment, which is an opportunity to understand your concerns and create a plan to meet your unique needs and goals.


Continued Services

After your intake, additional appointments will occur as needed, usually biweekly. You may not meet with the same counselor that you saw for your intake. You may also be recommended additional services as part of your treatment plan, such as psychiatry services, diagnostic assessments, or group therapy. Your counselor will keep you informed every step of the way.



Services in CWS are usually short term. Most students only use 4 or 5 sessions. For some, additional services may be helpful, and your counselor can make sure you get connected to the resources you need.


    Our Staff

    Counseling and Wellness Services is staffed by licensed psychologists, counselors and social workers, as well as a group of diverse student interns, psychiatry residents, and mental health trainees. Our kind, compassionate and skilled providers are here to provide a safe space and friendly face to work through your struggles and help you thrive at Wright State. As you progress through services, your counselor will have the knowledge to refer you to additional services and resources as you both see fit.

    Consent and Confidentiality

    When you arrive for your first appointment at Counseling and Wellness, you will need to sign a consent form. Part of that consent includes video or audio recording of sessions, as all of our therapists-in-training are required to do. If you are not comfortable with this, please let us know and we can work to accommodate your preferences! 

    Your privacy is important to us. Counseling and Wellness Services does not release information to University administrators, faculty, parents, family members or outside agencies without your written consent. There are exceptions to confidentiality, as required by Ohio law. If a counselor determines that a person is at risk for child or elder abuse/neglect, suicide, or homicide, they are mandated to report this to appropriate authorities. 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    • How much does it cost for services?

      A $20 Counseling and Wellness Services Fee is optional on your bill each semester. If you pay this fee, your services are fully covered for the semester. If you did not pay this fee, it will cost $20 per session. 

    • How long does it take to get an appointment?

      While this may change from day-to-day, most often students are being seen for their initial appointment within 1-2 days, or at most, within one week. 

    • Can I still receive services over the summer?

      Yes, if you are registered for the upcoming Fall or current Summer Semester. 

    • Why do we limit services to 6 sessions per semester?

      We conduct our services under what is referred to as a ‘brief therapy model.’ That means that we are working in the short-term to address mental health concerns that you have. On average, students are ready to discharge from services after 4 or 5 sessions. A lot can be accomplished in this short period of time, and most students feel comfortable for discharge within this timeframe. Sometimes, students do need to be seen more than what CWS can offer. In those cases, we help students connect with services outside of Wright State that can better address their needs. Your counselor will communicate with you during your sessions with CWS regarding your goals and treatment plan, as well as any recommendations for additional services. 

    • Do group services or crisis services count towards my 6 sessions?

      No, they do not.

    • How do I get tested for ADHD?

      CWS has a limited availability for ADHD testing or other assessments. We have a wait-list, first-come first-serve basis, for those requiring assessment. We can provide community referrals if we cannot accommodate you. The total time from start to finish for any assessment can be up to two months. 

    • How can I get help with other concerns outside of my mental health?

      Wright State offers an incredible amount of resources for its students. Student Advocacy and Wellness, in addition to being a great resource on their own, has a list of other essential resources

    • Will my parents be able to see the charges?

      If you have to pay the $20 per session, it will show up on your university as a service charge. 

    • Can you provide a recommendation for an emotional support animal (ESA)?

      Counseling and Wellness Services does not integrate ESA's as part of our service programs. Therefore, Counseling and Wellness Services staff are unable provide letters prescribing or recommending emotional support animals.