For Help After Office Hours

Bard Emergency Medical Service - 7777
Security - 845-758-7460
On Call Counselor - call security at one of the numbers above and ask to speak with the counselor on duty.

Counseling Hours Spring 2017

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

Groups Spring 2017

Managing Anxiety & Depression
Better manage anxiety and depression symptoms with mindfulness, relaxation, and cognitive behavioral skills.
Fridays, 1:30-2:45pm (beginning 3/3/17)
Location: TBD
Contact: Maggie Quirk, mquirk@bard.edu

Drug & Alcohol Recovery Support
Peer support for students experiencing difficulties surrounding the use of alcohol and drugs.
 Fridays, 6-7 pm (Feb. 3 – May 19)
Location: Grey Stone Cottage
Contact: David Hyman, djhyman@gmail.com

Body Image, and Behaviors. Please join Bard's nutritionist, Ilyse Simon RDN CDN, for a weekly discussion/support group. We will focus on issues of emotional eating, restrictive eating, body shame, hunger, and metaphor. 
If interested/for more info Contact: jasuncio@bard.edu or just show up.
Fridays (beginning 2/10/17), 1:30-2:30 in the Health and Counseling Group Room (enter the Health and Counseling Service)

Grief Group forming. Contact: jasuncio@bard.edu. 

STUDENT LED Support Group for Chronic Illness and Disability meets every Monday evening from 7:30 to 8:30 in Olin 101, and welcomes anyone with mental or physical difficulties. There is no commitment involved, so members can come to whatever number of sessions is convenient for them.

Let's Talk Spring 2017

Let's Talk Spring 2017
Tuesdays 2-3pm in the Library
Thursdays 5-6pm in the BEOP office in the Stone Row Quad
Fridays 12-1pm in the BITO Conservatory Building, second floor


Announcements and Updates

Welcome to Bard College Counseling Services. 

Counseling Service has a number of mental health programs and groups scheduled for Spring 2017; see the sidebar for details. Please check our website as we update frequently.

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 your situation is not an emergency but you want to talk it through with a trained peer anonymously, please call security and ask for the BRAVE Counselor.
You can also call ULIFELINE, the National Mental Health Hotline and speak with a trained local hotline counselor ANYTIME: 
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

What to do in an Emergency

If you or someone you know at Bard is going through a psychiatric emergency,

  • 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.
  You can also call ULIFELINE, the National Mental Health Hotline and speak with a trained local hotline counselor at:

    Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)