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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 throughout the academic year; see side bar for summer counseling information. 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 Hours August 2017

Monday through Thursday
9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Phone: 845-758-7433
Fax: 845-758-7437
Email: counselingservice@bard.edu

Let's Talk During L&T 2017

Let's Talk During L&T 2017 Monday through Thursday 4pm-5pm at the Counseling Service, Robbins Annex
 

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Announcements and Updates

Welcome to Bard College Counseling Service. We look forward to meeting you! Here are some of the services we offer:

*Let's Talk Program- free, confidential, walk-in counseling. See below and side bar for details.
*Request an appointment - to schedule a time to meet with a counselor, submit a request from our website.
*Mindfulness Mondays-Every week from 4-5pm, George Ball Lounge in the Campus Center. Come learn and practice some strategies to find calm, be in a quiet, safe space and meet other like-minded students.
*Check our website for groups, workshops, talks during L&T and throughout the year.
*An On-Call counselor is available for emergency and crisis counseling after our office is closed. Follow the instructions below to reach the On-Call counselor.

FOR AFTER HOURS OR WEEKEND EMERGENCIES: please call security at 845-758-7460 or 845-758-7777 and ask for the counselor on duty. You can also call: 
*ULIFELINE, the National Mental Health Hotline 24/7: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
*Dutchess County Helpline Call or Text 24/7: 845-485-9700 
*Family of Woodstock Hotline Call or Text 24/7: 845-679-2485

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