We all can experience personal problems that lead us to feel confused, anxious, overwhelmed, sad, and/or depressed. Counseling and Wellness Services (CWS) is here to help. We offer a warm, relaxed and confidential place to talk things out. You may find that there are no simple answers to your problems, however, talking to a therapist can result in finding new ways to look at problems as well as identifying suggestions and possible solutions. Often, just talking with someone who asks the right questions is all that is necessary to relieve stress and find answers. Therapy and/or psychological assessment are available to Wright State University students. Therapy is offered in group, individual, and/or couples modalities. Some examples of problems that may seen by our staff:
- Relationship Problems
- Procrastination and Time Management
- Low Self-Esteem
- Loss and Grief Issues
- Eating Disorders
- Panic & Anxiety
- Family Conflict
- Alcohol and Drug Problems
- Psychological Assessment
- Sexual Abuse/Assault
- Career Indecision
- Physical Abuse/Domestic Violence
Counseling and Wellness Services is staffed by Licensed Psychologists and Counselors and a range of mental health trainees. Your goals for counseling and service options are discussed during a brief Evaluation for Services (EFS) session. Following the EFS, clients are assigned to a therapist with preferences for therapist gender/race being honored whenever possible. An Intake session is scheduled with your therapist during which a greater understanding of your reasons for seeking counseling is explored and a treatment plan is developed. All therapists in training are required to audio or videotape their sessions. The recordings are used solely to assist the therapist in his/her training while under the supervision of a Licensed Psychologist or Counselor (depending on the specialty area). We utilze a brief model of therapy with clients receiving up to 8 sessions per semester beyond their initial Intake.
Counseling and Wellness Services does not release information to University administrators or faculty, to parents, family members, or to outside agencies without the client's written authorization. Exceptions to confidentiality include: as required by Ohio law when the counselor determines that a person is at risk for child or elder abuse/neglect, suicide, or homicide.