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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 hours and additional 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, beginning January 8, 2018

Monday through Friday
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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

Let's Talk During 2018

Let's Talk During 2018 Spring 2018 hours are as follows:
Mondays 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

Let's Talk Program - free, confidential, walk-in counseling resumes. For more info about Let's Talk see side bar.

Also watch the sidebar for updates on our groups for Spring 2018

WHEN CLASSES ARE IN SESSION, 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 anytime please contact: 
* - 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

Facing Anxiety

Students share how they cope and how campuses can help
By Julia Schmalz
December 11, 2017
The Chronicle of Higher Education

Anxiety eclipses depression among college students, and the number who say it’s overwhelming them is on the rise. Campus counseling centers confront many challenges in trying to serve students, not...
to read more click here.