Available Services



Hours & Contact Info

Monday - Thursday
         9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
         9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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

Let's Talk

Stressed? Relationship Difficulties? Roommate Concerns?
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

Announcements and Updates

Welcome back to campus. We hope you all had a great summer break, and are renewed and refreshed for another outstanding academic adventure.
  • Starting Monday, August 31 Let's Talk Program is back in business. Stop by one of the three regularly scheduled session to chat informally with a counselor from Bard Counseling Services. See the sidebar for hours and locations.
  • 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.

Bard Services

  • Counseling- We offer primarily short-term, problem-focused counseling for individuals, couples, and groups. 
  • Groups- Current groups include: Grief Group, Managing Anxiety and Depression, Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group (contact valerielinetcsw@gmail.com), Drug and Alcohol Recovery Group (contact djhyman@gmail.com). For more information about available groups, please call us at 845-758-7433.
  • Stress Reduction Workshop Series- Thursdays 5:30-6:30pm, Admissions (Hopson Cottage).
  • Let's Talk- A program that provides easy access to informal confidential consultations with Bard counselors. Counselors hold walk-in hours on a weekly basis. There is no appointment or fee necessary. See side bar for up to date info about locations and times.
  • Psychiatric Services- Students who are enrolled in Bard counseling may be referred to our consulting psychiatrist for evaluation or medication management. There is a one-time charge of $25 for an initial psychiatric evaluation, payable by check, cash or it can be billed to the student through Student Accounts.
  • Nutrition- Our consulting nutritionist offers individual meetings as well as community programming for students with questions or concerns related to food, diet, and nutrition.Please call to schedule an appointment at 845-758-7433. The nutritionist is available to meet one-on-one Fridays 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
 Community Appointment Transportation Services - Bard Student Resource Group provides free transportation for students with off-campus mental health needs. Contact: srgcats@bard.edu for driving availability.

Off-Campus Services

Mental Health Resources