Hours & Contact Info

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 5:00 pm

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

Let's Talk

Let's Talk
Stop by and talk with a counselor. It's free. It's confidential. No appointment necessary!

Mondays 3 - 4 PM Counseling Offices

Wednesdays 12 - 1 PM BEOP (behind Stone Row)

Thursdays 5 - 6 PM BEOP

Support Groups On Campus

  • NEW GROUP - Bardians with Chronic Illness
    This group welcomes anyone struggling with chronic mental or physical illness or disability.
    Time & Location: Fridays at 6:30 PM in Olin 101
    Contact: Eleanor Broughton (eb4858@bard.edu)

    Unlearning Racisim
    This group focuses on issues of identity, priviledge and positionality in the dominant culture.
    Time & Location: Group is full/closed
    Contact: Dinh Tran (dtran@bard.edu)

  • Grief Group
    Thursdays @ 6:00 PM
    Contact:  John Asuncion (jasuncio@bard.edu) if you are interested in learning about or joining the group.

  • Managing Anxiety and Depression Group
    Time: Tuesdays 3:30-4:45 PM 
    Contact: dtran@bard.edu for more info or to join the group.

  • Settling into Bard Group
    Helping first year and transfer students healthfully transition into college life at Bard.
    Time: Mondays 4:30-5:30 PM
    Contact: dhyman@bard.edu for more info or to join the group.

  • Drug and Alcohol Recovery Group
    Time & Location:
    Fridays 6:00-7:00 PM in Hopson Cottage/Admissions Office.
    Contact: David Hyman (djhyman@gmail.com) Or just show up​.

Announcements and Updates

  • Parents: Is your chid starting college soon? You can find some recommened reading on our "Links" page under the Parent Resource heading.
  • New Students: We have listed a couple of good reads on transitioning to college on our "Links" page under the Transitioning to College heading.
  • The Science of Heartbreak - This NPR article on breaking up explores the science behind our pain and recovery. Click HERE to read.
  • Bereavement - This brief article discusses "Uncomplicated" and "Complicated" bereavement, and provides some guidance on dealing with grief. Click HERE to download the article.
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. 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)