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Welcome to the Bard College Counseling Service

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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 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 Fall 2017

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Tuesday through Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Phone: 845-758-7433
Fax: 845-758-7437

Groups Fall 2017

If My Body Could Talk - a writing/discussion group about emotional eating, restrictive eating, body shame, hunger, and metaphor. Please join Bard's nutritionist, Ilyse Simon RDN CDN, 
If interested/for more info Contact: or just show up.
Fridays 1:30-2:30, beginning 9/15/17
Location: Health and Counseling Group Room (enter the Health and Counseling Service)

Managing Anxiety and Mood Drop-in Group
 - Using both eastern and western approaches, we will cover different topics and strategies each week. Led by Bard Counseling staff. If interested please contact for more info or just show up.
Thursdays 4-5pm, beginning 10/26/17
Location: George Ball Lounge, Campus Center

Grief Group Forming - Have you been affected by a loss, either recently or in the past? Please join us as we offer connection and healing with others who are in a similar struggle. Contact John at or 845-758-7433.
Monday evenings, will begin mid-fall semester
Location: To be announced


Let's Talk During Fall 2017

Let's Talk During Fall 2017 Mondays at 3-4pm, Kappa House
Wednesdays 12-1pm, Library, 2nd floor Room 202
Fridays 12-1pm, Bito Conservatory, Room 206

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Announcements and Updates

Welcome back to Bard! We look forward to meeting you through one of our many programs. Here are some of the services we are offering during the Fall 2017 semester:

Grief Group Forming - See side bar for details
If My Body Could Talk Group - See side bar for details
Managing Anxiety and Mood Drop-in Group- See side Bar for details

Let's Talk Program - free, confidential, walk-in counseling. See side bar for details

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 you, or someone you know is experiencing a crisis you can also call/text: 
* - Text HOME to 741741 from anywhere in the US, anytime, about any type of crisis.
*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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