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Welcome to the Bard College Counseling Service

Welcome to the Bard College Counseling Service
We provide individual, couples, and group counseling, assessment, consultation, referral, and campus outreach services to the Bard community. All services are free of charge and available to currently enrolled students. We can be reached at 845-758-7433 on weekdays from 9-5, or by email at counselingservice@bard.edu. To make an appointment click on the button below. For after hours and weekend emergencies, please call security at 845-758-7777 and ask for the counselor on duty.

Counseling Service Hours Fall 2016

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday through Friday 9am - 5pm
Phone: 845-758-7433
Fax: 845-758-7437
Email: counselingservice@bard.edu

Groups Fall 2016

Settling Into Bard Group For Freshman, Transfers and any student who is struggling to feel a sense of belonging to the Bard community. New day and time being set. Contact Maggie at mquirk@bard.edu for more info.

The Drug and Alcohol Use Support Group will be offered from 6-7pm in Hopson Cottage (Admissions Office) on Friday evenings. Contact David at djhyman@gmail.com for more info or just show up.

Understanding Self and Others group forming. Contact John at jasuncio@bard.edu if interested.

Grief Group forming, contact, jasuncio@bard.edu. 

Let's Talk Fall 2016

Let's Talk Fall 2016
Stop by and talk with a counselor. It's free. It's confidential. No appointment necessary!

​Tuesdays 3-4 pm
Library, 2nd Floor Seminar Room 202 (begins 9/13/16)

Thursdays 5-6 pm
BEOP Office (In the Stone Row Quad)

Fridays 12-1 pm
Bito Conservatory Building, Room 206 (harp room)

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Announcements and Updates


LET’S TALK—a Bard Counseling program that offers free, informal, confidential consultations 3X each week with Bard counselors; no appointment needed. See side bar for details.

The Drug and Alcohol Use Support Group is being offered on Friday evenings, Hopson Cottage (admissions building) from 6-7pm. Contact djhyman@gmail.com for more info or just show up.

Settling Into Bard Group For Freshman, transfers and any student who is struggling to feel a sense of belonging to the Bard community. New day and time are being set. Contact Maggie at mquirk@bard.edu for more info.
 
Understanding Self and Others Group forming.  Gain insight and self-awareness, sharpen interpersonal skills, connect with other students. Contact jasuncio@bard.edu if interested. 

UPCOMING EVENTS:
9/30/16  Body Fest, Friday 12-4pm; tabling with lots of info, food, dance, music, temp tatoos, move your body!
​10/13/16 Test Your Mood: Depression and Anxiety Screenings. Free, anonymous, confidential, with giveaways, consults with Bard Counselors and info about resources at Bard and in the community. Collaborating with BRAVE and NAMI.

FOR AFTER HOURS OR WEEKEND EMERGENCIES: please call security at 845-758-7460 or 845-758-7777 and ask for the counselor on duty. If your situation is not an emergency but you want to talk it through with a trained peer anonymously, please call security and ask for the BRAVE Counselor.
You can also call ULIFELINE, the National Mental Health Hotline and speak with a trained local hotline counselor ANYTIME: 
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
 

THE FRESHMAN 21

By Brian Harke, Ed.D.
The Huffington Post, July 29, 2016

It’s that time of year again when many students begin their first year of college. It’s an exciting, but also a stressful time for many. To help, here are 21 tips I share with freshmen each year. I’m sure there are other ways to help ease the transition to college, but after years of watching and working with freshmen students, these stand out as some of the most important.

1. Go to as many orientations and Freshmen Welcome Week events as possible. The more you know about your college, the more at ease you’ll feel. Freshmen Welcome Week activities give you a chance to meet people and new friends. Get out of your room and say hello to people. This is one of the few times in your life when everyone around you will also be looking to make friends.
To read the whole article click here.