As the Director of the Bard Counseling Service I would like to welcome you to the Bard Community and let you know about some of the many ways that we can be helpful to your student during their years in Annandale. The Counseling Service offers individual short-term counseling as well as a variety of talks, workshops, therapy and support groups, walk-in counseling options and trainings. All of the information about our services is accessible through our website: bard.edu/counseling.
We welcome all referrals. However, for students with a history of mental health concerns and/or who take psychiatric medication, we recommend that off-campus treatment is arranged prior to the student’s arrival to the Bard area. This ensures on-going treatment and support at this time of exciting but potentially stressful transition. Our website has a comprehensive list of local providers with relevant information about areas of specialty, insurance and other pertinent information and is at bard.edu/counseling/services.
Supplementing regular off-campus treatment with one of our groups, walk-in services, workshops or one of the many other resources available to students through Bard Student Services gives students the best support and opportunity for success at the college. Students are reminded of all the supports available to them many times throughout the year.
If your student wishes to meet with a counselor please have them access the brief request form from our website at: bard.edu/counseling/appointments. They will hear back from a counselor within 48 hours once the semester begins.
Should you have any questions we can be reached at 845-758-7433. We look forward to four wonderful years with your student, and are here for support along the way.
Tamara Telberg, LCSW-R
Director, Bard Counseling Services