Medical Student Mental Health Services

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Confidential psychiatric services, including counseling and medication management, are available to all medical students with professional courtesy. Individual psychotherapy, couples and family counseling are available. Hours are by appointment, coordinated through Kari Harper, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry. Please feel free to call or email her for more information.

Medical Student Counselor

A licensed professional counselor is available for medical students to discuss best direction for services and for brief, problem-focused counseling. Students receive 6 free sessions per academic year from BSOM. Please contact Ms. Gillespie at or 937-245-7171.

WSU Psychiatry Resident Clinic

Psychiatry residents provide individual, couples, or family therapy on a weekly basis, which means if medication management is needed, this can also occur. This is $20 per session. The treatment can be short-term or long-term. Currently, the appointments are virtual, via WebEx. The first step is a brief phone call to 937-775-7792 – please state that you would like to talk with someone about the psychotherapy clinic. Due to billing limitations, students with Medicaid cannot be seen in this clinic.

WSU Counseling and Wellness Center

The Counseling and Wellness Center offers a wide range of therapeutic services including group, individual, couples, and family therapy to registered Wright State University students. The appointments are currently virtual.

Psychiatric Appointments

Appointments are available by appointment for an evaluation, medication management, and help determine the next best step. There is no charge for psychiatric appointments for medical students.  Please contact Dr. Harper to schedule: Please do not include private health information in the email, simply your interest in making an appointment or your other inquiry.

Please note in the event of an emergency, you can go to the nearest emergency department or contact Raider Cares at 937-775-4567

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 800-273-8255.

Contact Information

Kari Harper, M.D.
Director, Medical Student Mental Health Services
Department of Psychiatry
Suite 100
2555 University Blvd. 
Fairborn, OH 45324


Last edited on 02/25/2022.