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Why Call Us?

Why Call Us?
College is a time of exciting change. For many of us it is the first taste of true independence. The stresses of living away from friends and family and shouldering the responsibilities of adulthood can be a shock for some, while for others it is an exhilaratingly new experience. For most it is likely to be somewhere in between these two extremes with many challenges both large and small. Counseling Services is here to provide support during your time at Bard.

Below is a partial list of issues and concerns that students often bring up during counseling.

OFF-CAMPUS REFERALS.- below are links to lists of off-campus providers and resources.

Counseling Hours Fall 2017

Monday 
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
Email: counselingservice@bard.edu

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: jasuncio@bard.edu 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 dcullen@bard.edu 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 jasuncio@bard.edu 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
 

Announcements and Updates

Welcome back to Bard! We look forward to meeting you through one of our many programs. Here are some of the services we are offering during the Fall 2017 semester:

Grief Group Forming - See side bar for details
If My Body Could Talk Group - See side bar for details
Managing Anxiety and Mood Drop-in Group- See side Bar for details

Let's Talk Program - free, confidential, walk-in counseling. See side bar for details

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 you can also call/text: 
*crisistextline.org - 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

Issues & Concerns

  • Depression
  • Homesickness
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Dating issues
  • Rape or sexual harassment
  • Alcohol or drugs
  • Eating concerns
  • Academic worries
  • Concern about a roommate or friend
  • Social problems
  • Family problems
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Identity concerns
  • Sexual issues
  • Diversity or cultural concerns