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.

Hours & Contact Info

Wednesday - Friday
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Phone: 845-758-7433
Fax: 845-758-7437
Email: counselingservice@bard.edu

Let's Talk

Sessions are in recess for the summer, and will resume for Fall 2015. Watch this space for further details.

Announcements and Updates:

  • Summer Counseling for graduate students by appointment
    (June 10 - July 31, Wed, Thu, Fri, 9 am - 2 pm)
  • Let's Talk Program is in recess for the summer. Watch the Sidebar for dates and times for fall 2015.
  • FOR AFTER HOURS OR WEEKEND EMERGENCIES (when classes are in session),  please call security at 845-758-7460 or 845-758-7777 and ask for the counselor on duty.

Dear Parents of Incoming Bardians-

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