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All Requests Are Confidential.

To request an appointment, please log in below using your Bard username and password in order to complete the INITIAL CONTACT FORM. You will receive a call and/or an e-mail offering you an appointment to meet with a counselor. After you have an appointment time set, please download the forms below, complete them and bring them to your first appointment.
If you are requesting counseling during the summer, L&T or in January, please indicate the date that you will be available to accept a counseling appointment on campus.

There is always a counselor on duty. If you need to speak with a counselor after hours or during the weekend please call Security at ext. 7460 or ext. 7777 (845-758-7460 from off campus) and ask to speak to the counselor on duty. You will first speak with the administrator on duty, who will do an initial screening. They will make the necessary contacts.

    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

    Please login above and complete the online form.

    Don't forget to click the "submit" button when you are done!

    Once you receive an appointment time you should download and complete the Intake Packet from the link below, and bring it with you to your first appointment.


    Click on the links below to download lists of off-campus providers.